The Northern Mariana Islands will be coming into the Philippines today to play a friendly with United Football League Division I side Loyola Meralco Sparks this Saturday at the FEU-Diliman Field. Kickoff is pegged at 4pm.
Current S-League leaders Tampines Rovers secured a 2-0 victory over the United Football League's Loyola Meralco Sparks in the semifinals of the RHB Singapore Cup on Thursday night at Clementi Stadium.
Park Min Ho's winner in the 95th minute of the match saw Loyola Meralco Sparks defeat S.League side Geylang United with a 2-1 come from behind win in the preliminary round of the RHB Singapore Cup. The victory saw Loyola Meralco advancing to the quarter finals of the Singapore Cup.
It is a match most never expected, but now it is probably one of the biggest fixtures for United Football League side Loyola Meralco Sparks as they are to face 2009 Singapore Cup winners Geylang United at the Jalan Besar Stadium Friday night.
A late equalizer from James Younghusband gave Loyola Meralco Sparks FC the hard earned draw against Kaya FC in the highly anticipated UFL fixture at the University of Makati Saturday afternoon.
Both teams began the afternoon on equal points along with Global FC but Loyola Meralco was situated at top of the table having a superior goal difference.
Loyola Meralco Sparks FC, who will participate in the Singapore Cup, bounced back from their 4-3 defeat at the hands of Pasargad with a sensational 4-0 win against Philippine Army Fritz and Macziol that also saw Phil Younghusband net a hat-trick.
"It is a great oppurnity," said Loyola Meralco Sparks President Randy Roxas after the club confirmed that they will be participating in the 2012 edition of the Singapore Cup, and would be facing Geylang United in the preliminary round.
UFL First Division side Loyola Meralco Sparks FC will face S.League side Geylang United FC in the 2012 edition of the Singapore Cup after the draw was held yesterday, April 29, in Singapore.
Both Kaya FC and Loyola Meralco Sparks FC denied their opponents a win in Saturday's United Football League action at the University of Makati.
Kaya FC once again had the upper hand against defending champions Philippine Air Force Phoenix in the first game, where they came out as 3-1 winners.
The resumption of the first division fixtures in the UFL saw both Loyola Meralco Sparks FC and Kaya FC bounce back from their respective setbacks as they were able to win in their fixtures last Saturday.
Loyola returned to the top of the table after defeating Pasargad FC 1-0 in the first match of the first division.