Reichelt leads Azkals to 1-0 win over Guam


MANILA, Philippines—Patrick Reichelt struck a goal late as the Philippine Azkals salvaged a 1-0 win over Guam Tuesday night in the Philippine Football Peace Cup at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium.

The Fil-German Reichelt converted on his first international goal on a short header in the 81st minute after the ball bounced around off a corner from Jeff Christiaens.

The win put the Azkals atop the heap with the Chinese Taipei and Macau match ended in a 2-2 stalemate.

The Philippines faces Macau next on Thursday before wrapping up the tournament, formerly known as the Long Teng Cup, against Chinese Taipei on Saturday.

The Azkals dominated the match with numerous on-goal attempts but just couldn’t pull it through.

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  • CmdrAdobo

    I feel we owe so much to the Younghusbands.

    These kids have could have stayed in Chelsea and can be England standouts by now, but they chose to play for the Philippines.

    And most importantly we cannot win AFF without them for now.

    I hope this issue will bresolved.

  • Perko_Alantraca

    a win is a win! i’ll take that thank you very much!

  • Joey

    i really have everything against hiring filipino-foreign athletes or celebrities, whether amateur or professional. in the first place, these fil-foreign athletes have no LOYALTY to the philippines… they don’t really see themselves as filipinos but rather as citizens of the countries they came from. let’s be honest, it’s really only the lure of money that they can’t make in their respective homes that makes them stay here. bakit? if the younghusbands are really making it big in the UK, would they even think about heading to Manila to play? ang hilig kasi natin sa mga short cut eh. instead of trying to develop home-grown talent while they are still very young, nagre-recruit tayo ng mga athletes na sa mga pinagka-gastusan na ng ibang tao, kaso hindi gaanong sumikat sa mga pinanggalingan nila, kaya sa pinas kunwari gumagawa ng career.

    matuto naman tayo… gastusan natin yung sariling atin naman, yung mga laking-katutubo naman!

    • Jao Romero

      ginagastusan naman. i think tama lang na gumamit ng Fil-Fors habang hinahasa yung mga bata. take note that our younger football squads are dominantly pure Filipinos. kung hindi dahil sa Younghusbands, di sisikat ang footbal sa Pinas. mga Fil-Fors din ang dahilan kung bat lumakas ang team natin.

  • Joey

    see? pwede naman palang manalo without the younghusbands eh… ibasura na mga iyon na mga mukhang pera lang naman!

    • CmdrAdobo

       against GUAM, yes.

  • JanofVA

    Ganyan lang talaga ang ugaling Pinoy, walang utang na loob..pag hindi na kailangan, tinatapon nalang….di na nila kailangan yung Younghusbands na nag-launch ng football sa Pinas kaya etsapwera nalang tapos gagawa pa nang istorya about primadona..when they’re the ones who agreed to the schedules…..if they didn’t want them taking a break from Azkals, they should have said no when they begged off tournaments, hindi yung bigla mo nalang tatanggalin…very UNPROFESSIONAL….gaya maraming Pinoy dito sa US..tutulungan mo pag bago lang dito, tapos makapag-asawa lang ng mayaman, hindi kana kakausapin, parang hindi kana kilala…kasi mas sosyal na sa iyo…hays…kawawa tayo…

    • CmdrAdobo

      yes, i feel we owe so much to the Younghusbands.

      These kids have could have stayed in Chelsea and can be England standouts by now, but they chose to play for the Philippines.

  • wilversg

    the azkals need the prolific plays of the younghusband brothers! that’s it!

  • Flavio

     i guess phil and james are now known as the ‘oldhousebands’

    • drifter

      Against Guam? Buti kamo sinuwertesi Reitchelt. Wait til it’s Susuki Cup and say these things again. UFL 4th placer Stallions lang katapat ng Guam. Dapat dyan tinambakan ng Azkals yung Guam.

      • Flavio

         a team does not need primadonnas . if reports are true , the younghusbands have become like that …

  • berdengleon

    so, who needs the camera hugging, publicity starved younghusbands?

    • drifter

      I guess you werent aware how weak Guam is. With only a single goal … that is pretty much a sign of the things to come without the YHs. Tinambakan na dati ng Stallions yang Guam.

      • Paul Yap

        But it’s the best team play i’ve seen from the azkals! Almost every play was patient yet dangerous.. Passing was tiki taka. Every one moved like a well oiled machine. This wasn’t perfected before.

        Best chemistry so far. If you understand the beauty of football, it may not be about the goals but how a team works and grows into a singular unit. Goals can mean victory but it’s a misleading indication of how good a team is.

        Even if we lost that game earlier, i’d still say it’s the best azkals game i’ve seen.

      • dosndonts70

        It was make to look good cos the team is up against a weak team.

        Had tried that at Laos and the team was made to look bad. Why? Laos played better football and azkals struggled.

        If you understand the game, you will also take note on the strength of opposition teams.

      • Jao Romero

        nag mukha lng maganda kc weak kalaban nila. there was no pressure at all from Guam, so parang akala mo ang ganda ng passing.

        pero i’m willing to be patient on developing a much younger squad than we are currently fielding. sana mas lalo pang ibabad ni Coach Weiss yung mga bata tulad ni Christaens at Porteria. dapat nga U-25 na natin lumalaban sa international friendlies. ganon ginagawa ng ibang bansa eh. tingnan mo yung Laos, and pinalaban nila sa Azkals U-25 nila. pano made-develop mga younger players natin kung babad sila sa bench? make use of friendlies to develop our young talent.
        saka na lang ilalabas mga veterans sa official FIFA tourneys.

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