BLEACHERS BREW EST. MAY 2006

Someone asked me how my blog and newspaper column came to be titled "Bleachers Brew". It's like this, it's an amalgam of sorts of two things: The bleachers area in the stadium/arena where I used to sit when I would watch baseball, football, and basketball games and Miles Davis' great jazz album Bitches Brew. That's how it got culled together. I originally planned on calling it "The View from the Big Chair" that is a nod to Tears For Fear's second album, Songs from the Big Chair. So there.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Some notes on the Ceres-Loyola match

Loyola defeated Ceres, 1-0, last Saturday during the Smart National Club Championships at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium. Phil Younghusband scored in the 40th minute to even up their head-to-head match up with Ceres at 1-1.

Loyola Meralco Sparks
CA√ĎAS, Joaquin Carlos #33
DEL ROSARIO, Anton Edward #4
DORLAS, Bongbong Roxy #11
GREATWICH, Simon Clive #8
HARTMANN, Matthew James #3
LEE, Joo Young #47
MALLARI, Edward #5
MITTER, Adam Thomas #2
TRIGO, Tomas Angel #26 (GK)
YOUNGHUSBAND, James Joseph #7 (CAPT)
YOUNGHUSBAND, Philip James #10

Matt Hartmann is the longest serving Sparks player on this squad. Loaded with veteran national players and solid foreigners. Improved defense. 

Ceres - La Salle
BAGUIORO, J #10
CASAS, Louie Michael #25 (GK)
CHRISTIAENS, Jeffrey #28
GALLARDO VALDES, Adrian #9
KAMA, Valentine #45
KIM, Sang Min #26 (CAPT)
OKUNAIYA, Oladipo Babsola #18
OTT, Manuel #8
PASINABO, Arnie Jr. #16
SABIO, Jason Abbott #3
SON, Yong Chan #2

I’ve said this before, wish they’d drop the La Salle tag. This is not a La Salle Bacolod team anymore. The only one with green roots is Arnie Pasinabo and J. Baguioro. Hasn’t been for a while now. It’s as faux as the Sparks and its Loyola tag or Green Archers United. It’s a pro team with its transplanted Global and Kaya players and national team vets. But it is solid. And it’s always a treat to watch Louie Casas back at goal.

J Baguioro is the only one in their starting lineup that came up from their champion U-23 team.

There’s a possibility these two teams will clash again in the finals. Looking forward to that match up.




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