Filipinas Rising (The Philippines Women's Football Thread)

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  1. Pelefan

    Pelefan Member+

    Mar 17, 1999
    Chicago
    FT Chile 1-0 Philippines

    The Philippines went down to 10 women early in the 2nd half after a tearful Eggesvik was issued her 2nd yellow card of the game. This is the first red card issued for the Philippines in the Stajcic era I believe.

    Interestingly the Philippines became more dangerous on offence when they went shorthanded as they drove for the equalizer to no avail.

    There was a flood of yellow cards for this very physical game for both sides with even Coach Alen Stajcic being issued one by the referee.

    Meryll Abrahamsen finally made her debut in the 77th minute as an attacking sub I believe as the Philippines kept on trying to push forward even when down a man looking for the tying goal but the Chilean defence was equal to the task.
     
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  2. Pelefan

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    Mar 17, 1999
    Chicago
    I thought we played a better game in our loss today than the tied game a few days ago so I am pleased with the effort. They never gave up even when they were down a man after Eggesvik got her 2nd yellow. In fact I thought we became even more dangerous on offence down a man than with a full team earlier in the game. This is however the 5th straight game(3 losses and 2 draws) that the Philippines hasn't won a game ever since we began playing higher ranked teams outside our continent so we still have a lot of work to do if we want to get out of the group stage. It is a good experience for the girls to play all this stronger teams but like Coach Staj said they have to show us that they can win against higher ranked and better teams and not just be competitive with them at some point.
     
  3. Pelefan

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    Mar 17, 1999
    Chicago
    #753 Pelefan, Nov 16, 2022
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    Coach Alen Stajcic:

    “I thought the first game we showed some good signs defensively and we were disciplined like we were often this year whereas in the second game, I thought in the first half we lacked the intensity and drive that we should have and should be the foundation of the team so that was a little bit disappointing but you know we more than compensated for it in the second half.”

    The Filipinas created numerous chances in the second half after Eggesvik was shown a red card. They pressed high and won the ball in good areas and always threatened in set pieces. Quinley Quezada fired a shot off target early in the second half, while substitute Bella Flanigan’s effort from a tough angle only grazed the crossbar. The Filipinas played with a drive and purpose which pleased Stajcic.

    “We showed so much heart and spirit, it was really one of the best efforts from us in the last 12 months to be able to almost get on the front foot with one player less and creates lots of chances and be positive and determined and showed all the attributes that we need to have within the group,” said Stajcic.

    “It was a really eye-opening and pleasing second half and we needed it because we needed to compensate for that lack of intensity that is required for international football.” Stajcic told the Filipinas that the second half performance should now be the benchmark moving forward, “I think the players now know that’s the benchmark and nothing below that will be accepted moving forward,” said Stajcic. “We need to be at our peak in that respect, in that part of the game, every single time we go across the field.” Stajcic was also delighted to see captain Hali Long deliver an outstanding performance. Long scored the first goal in the first match last Saturday.

    “We know we had some great leaders out there tonight and Hali Long was one of them,” said the Australian mentor.

    “It’s nice to see one of the captains of the team stand up and lead with courage and determination and hardwork when we most needed it.”
     
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  4. xyz1000

    xyz1000 Member

    Jan 8, 2003
    I know it's not fair to base opinions on highlights alone, but there are conclusions strong enough to form from the two games. The defense needs improvement. Reactions are slow and they are off on anticipation. I really hope they can improve the defense.
     
  5. Pelefan

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    Mar 17, 1999
    Chicago
    #755 Pelefan, Nov 16, 2022
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    Hopefully Angela Beard will help improve the defence when she gets her passport and finally able to play for the Philippines. She has won a couple of player of the week awards in Denmark's top flight for a reason and is considered one of the best players in that league at left back.

    Meanwhile in Sweden, Katrina Guillou got her contract renewed by top tier club Pitea after being the 2nd highest goalscorer for her club this season.

    Katrina Guillou had two articles about her in PT.se

    The first article talks about Katrina renewing with Pitea. Pitea was very happy to re-sign Katrina despite having another team competing for her services. The club recognizes Guillou’s amazing year that featured outstanding performances in both national team duty and club.
    The second article lauds Katrina for being her own agent.

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    Meanwhile in Norway, Meryll Abrahamsen who was one of top tier club Arne Bjornar's best players the past 2 years prior to her injury is looking for a new club after she lost nearly the entire 2022 season due to a serious muscle tear and then have a Japanese national team player claim her starting position at attacking midfielder in her absence. She hopes to find a new club that will allow her enough playing time to recover her old form in time for the World Cup.
     
  6. Pelefan

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    Mar 17, 1999
    Chicago
    #756 Pelefan, Nov 17, 2022
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    The Philippine's starting defensive midfielder Jaclyn Sawicki who was unable to play the past 3 training camps for the Philippines(and whose ability to keep possession of the ball was sorely missed at midfield) was just named captain of her club Western United in Australia's top tier A League. That was surprising since she just signed and is making her debut for the club this season. That is a huge responsibility and something I don't think she was expecting at all from the looks of the video below.
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    https://www.facebook.com/674275906/videos/pcb.510590621124414/699626501322984
     
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  7. Pelefan

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    Mar 17, 1999
    Chicago
    https://wufc.com.au/news/jaclyn-sawicki-named-western-uniteds-inaugural-a-league-women-captain

    Philippines star Jaclyn Sawicki will go down in Western United history as the Club’s inaugural Liberty A-League Women captain.

    Sawicki will be joined by Chloe Logarzo and Hillary Beall as vice-captains, with the trio set to lead the squad into its first ever season.

    Joining the squad with big game experience for the Philippines national team and at club level in Japan and Sweden, Sawicki said she felt privileged to lead United’s inaugural team.

    “I am truly honoured to be named this year’s captain for our inaugural season, and I am ever more honoured to share the pitch with such amazing young and experienced players,” she said.

    “This is a unique opportunity and I am very excited to start the season with such a wonderful group.”

    Logarzo will be a role model for the young players in the team and will lead by example, demonstrating the professionalism and standards that are needed to perform at the highest level.

    Beall, while gearing up for her first minutes in senior professional football, has emerged as a vocal leader from the back of the pitch in goal.

    Sawicki, Logarzo and Beall will be supported by experienced pair Jess McDonald and Tyla Jay Vlajnic, who form the remainder of the leadership group for the inaugural season.

    Western United Head Coach Mark Torcaso said the captains and the various leaders throughout the squad would drive the team forwards.

    “Jackie, Chloe and Hillary were all leading candidates for these roles. Jackie’s football presence is brilliant. She leads with her football and application, and she has come in and straight away and become a key member in the group,” he said.

    “We know what Chloe will bring when she gets up to speed here with her incredible quality and experience, and Hillary has really emerged as a strong leader on the pitch during games.

    “It’s not just those three as well, Jess and TJ will be huge for the group with their experience, which will really help us in big games. I’m pleased with the leadership throughout the group and confident it can help us achieve our goals.”

    Western United General Manger of Football Mal Impiombato said the five leaders would be vital in driving the culture of the entire Club.

    “We are fortunate to have formed a squad with an abundance of leaders that will continue to drive the professional standards we expect at Western United FC,” he said.

    “In appointing Jackie, Chloe and Hillary to lead the broader group and club, we have a trio of leaders and role models to continue to instil and drive the WUFC culture across our Women’s program.

    “They are complimented by a broader leadership team with an abundance of experience both locally and abroad, with Jess and TJ to add enormous value to the group.”

    Western United’s inaugural Liberty A-League match will take place on Saturday November 19 with a blockbuster clash against Melbourne Victory kicking off at 3pm at City Vista Pavilion and Sports Field.
     
  8. Pelefan

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    Mar 17, 1999
    Chicago
    Big mistake(or biased officiating) by the referee when she issued her 2nd yellow card to Sara Eggesvik. There was no foul. Not only did this reduce the team to 10 but she totally ignored the fact that one of the Chilean players was guilty of a handball in the penalty box.



    This reduced Sara to tears because she didn't do anything.
     
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  9. Pelefan

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    Mar 17, 1999
    Chicago
    #759 Pelefan, Nov 24, 2022 at 8:19 AM
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    You might be right. If it pushes through, it might be PNG after all as they will be in Australia preparing for the February intercontinental playoffs. Australia will be helping them out by hosting them and could arrange the friendly.

    I think it would be a better idea for the Philippines to stay in the US and invite more US college players for tryouts but if Australia is shouldering some of the costs for hosting the training camp it is possible they could entice the Philippines to play those friendlies there instead.
     
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