2013 UFL Cup

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2013 United Football Cup
Country  Philippines
Dates October 12 to December 5, 2013
Teams 23
Champions Loyola
Runners-up Pachanga Diliman
Matches played 58
Goals scored 301 (5.19 per match)
Top goal scorer(s) Philippines Phil Younghusband
(21 goals)
Best player Philippines Phil Younghusband

The 2013 United Football League Cup is the fifth edition of the United Football League Cup. The competition started on October 12 to December 5, 2013.

Stallion FC are the defending champions.[1]

The UFL Cup opens the new season with the launching of its Fantasy Football Games after UFL has signed a three-year partnership with FanXT.[2] Also, UFL has announced that it has undergone partnership with low-cost airline Tigerair Philippines which will serve as their Official Airline for a year.[3]

On December 5, 2013, Loyola Meralco Sparks defeated Pachanga Diliman with a 3–2 scoreline to win their first ever UFL Cup.[4]

Competition format[edit]

In this edition of UFL Cup, total of 27 clubs will compete for the cup after the pullout of Division 1 team Manila Nomads citing the five-foreigners-on-the-field rule issue.[5] This year will also see the return of Cebu Queen City United to the cup competition[6] along with the 8 guest/invited clubs which include the defending PFF National Men's Club Championship titleholders Ceres.[7] The groups with five teams will see their top three enter the knockout round-of-16 stage, while the groups with four clubs will have their top two assured of passage, plus the best third-placer.

From the 27-team competition, it was later reduced to 23 teams after Division 1 team Pasargad together with three guest/invited clubs Manila Tala FC, Mendiola United and Manila Hurricanes FC decided to withdraw their participation in the Cup citing their inability to field a competitive team. Due to their withdrawal to the tournament, the UFL redrawn teams and the format of having 6 groups was changed to 5 wherein five teams comprised groups A, C and E while four teams were featured in groups B and D. The top three teams of each group will be advancing to the Knockout Round-of-16 stage and the highest ranked fourth-placed team among the five groups will be the sixteenth team to qualify.[8]

Rules on foreign players[edit]

For the 2013/14 UFCA (UFL) Football Season, the UFL Executive Committee has decided to implement a Foreign Player Rule. A club may only field in a maximum of five (5) foreign players on the pitch at any given time. Of the six remaining players on the pitch, two may still be foreigners provided that they are permanent residents of the Philippines for at least five years.[9]

Group stage[edit]

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners, Runners-up and Third-placed team advance to the knock out stage
Qualified for Best Ranked Fourth-placed team that will advance to the knock out stage

All times are Philippine Standard Time (PST) – UTC+8.

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Ceres 4 3 0 1 14 1 +11 9
Pachanga Diliman 4 2 1 1 11 3 +8 7
Manila Jeepney 4 2 1 1 7 7 0 7
Philippine Army 4 1 1 2 4 10 −6 4
Laos 4 0 1 3 3 16 −13 1

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Union Internacional Manila 3 3 0 0 11 6 +5 9
Kaya 3 2 0 1 13 4 +9 6
Cimarron 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4 1
Manila All-Japan 3 0 1 2 1 11 −10 1

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Stallion 4 3 0 1 8 5 +3 9
Cebu Queen City United 4 2 1 1 9 4 +6 7
Philippine Air Force 4 2 0 2 6 7 −1 6
Agila 4 1 1 2 2 5 −3 4
Bright Star FC 4 0 2 2 5 9 −4 2

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Global 3 3 0 0 16 1 +15 9
Forza 3 2 0 1 3 4 −1 6
General Trias 3 1 0 2 2 6 −4 3
Team Socceroo 3 0 0 3 1 11 −10 0

Group E[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Loyola 4 4 0 0 61 0 +61 12
Green Archers United 4 3 0 1 26 3 +23 9
Navy 4 2 0 2 12 15 −3 6
Dolphins United 4 1 0 3 12 23 −11 3
Blue Guards 4 0 0 4 1 71 −70 0

Ranking of Groups' Fourth-placed team[edit]

The best ranked fourth-placed team among the groups will qualify for the Knock-out Round-of-16 Stage. In the groups of 5, the matches between the 4th placed and the bottom-placed team were not considered for games played calculation.

They are determined by the parameters in this order:

  1. Highest number of points
  2. Goal difference
  3. Highest number of goals scored (goals for)
Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
C Agila 3 1 0 2 1 4 −3 3
A Philippine Army 3 1 0 2 1 7 −6 3
B Manila All-Japan 3 0 1 2 1 11 −10 1
D Team Socceroo 3 0 0 3 1 11 −10 0
E Dolphins United 3 0 0 3 1 22 −21 0

Knockout Stage[edit]

Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                           
November 21 – Taguig            
 Green Archers United  6
November 26 – Taguig
 Manila Jeepney  2  
 Green Archers United  2
November 14 – Taguig
   Ceres  1  
 Agila  2
December 3 – Taguig
 Ceres  7  
 Green Archers United  0
November 21 – Taguig
   Loyola  2  
 Global  8
November 26 – Taguig
 Philippine Navy  0  
 Global  0
November 19 – Taguig
   Loyola  2  
 Cimarron  0
December 5 – Taguig
 Loyola  10  
 Loyola  3
November 19 – Taguig
   Pachanga Diliman  2
 Philippine Air Force  1
November 28 - Taguig
 Kaya  0  
 Philippine Air Force  1
November 12 – Taguig
   Union Internacional Manila  0  
 Union Internacional Manila  4
December 3 – Taguig
 General Trias  1  
 Philippine Air Force  2
November 14 – Taguig
   Pachanga Diliman  3   Third place
 Stallion  2
November 28 – Taguig December 5 – Taguig
 Cebu Queen City United  0  
 Stallion  3  Green Archers United  3
November 12 – Taguig
   Pachanga Diliman  5


   Philippine Air Force  0
 Forza  0 (3)
 Pachanga Diliman  0 (4)


 

Round of 16[edit]

Quarter-finals[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

Third-place playoff[edit]

Final[edit]

Loyola Meralco Sparks-Blue Guards match[edit]

Last 30 October 2013, Loyola Meralco Sparks and Blue Guards played each other in the tournament at the Emperador Stadium, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig, Philippines. It surpassed the largest winning margin in international association football which is a 31–0 victory of Australia against American Samoa and three goals shy of a 36–0 win of Arbroath over Bon Accord.

Loyola defeated Blue Guards by a margin of 33 goals making a new record and the most lopsided match in the history of the United Football League since it began a semi-professional league in 2009.

The match has received many reactions. Many suggested that there will be a screening next year for new clubs.

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Philippines Phil Younghusband Loyola 21
2 Philippines Chad Gould Loyola 15
3 Philippines James Younghusband Loyola 11
4 Philippines Matthew Hartmann Loyola 9
Philippines Chieffy Caligdong Green Archers United 9

Correct as of 11:30, December 5, 2013

Awards[edit]

The following were the competition’s top individual awardees.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Icko de Guzman (2013-06-03). "Stallion takes UFL Cup over favored Global". WatchmenDaily.com (The Watchmen Daily Journal). Retrieved 2013-06-05. 
  2. ^ UFL. "Launch Of UFL Cup’s First Ever Online Fantasy Football Game". http://ufl.ph/ (United Football League Philippines). Retrieved 2013-10-14. 
  3. ^ Visayan Daily Star. "UFL Cup set for kick-off at Emperador Stadium". http://www.visayandailystar.com/ (Visayan Daily Star). Retrieved 2013-10-14. 
  4. ^ "Loyola edges Pachanga 3-2 in classic final, crowned UFL Cup champs". The Passionate Fan. http://ph.sports.yahoo.com/blogs. Retrieved 2013-12-06. 
  5. ^ Guerrero, Bob. "2013 UFL Cup groups set, interesting matchups abound". The Passionate Fan (http://ph.sports.yahoo.com/blogs). Retrieved 2013-08-24. 
  6. ^ Decena, Karl. "Cebu Queen City United back in UFL Cup, hopes to play home matches". InterAKTV (http://www.interaksyon.com/). Retrieved 2013-08-24. 
  7. ^ Doble, Henry. "Ceres FC debuts in UFL Cup". Sun.Star Bacolod (http://www.sunstar.com.ph/bacolod). Retrieved 2013-10-04. 
  8. ^ Moore, Roy. "UFL Cup gets redrawn as four more teams pull out". GMANews (http://www.gmanews.tv/). Retrieved 2013-10-04. 
  9. ^ "2013/14 UFL CUP PARTICIPATION GUIDELINES". Facebook.com. 9 July 2013. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  10. ^ Decena, Karl (2012-12-05). "Phil Younghusband bags UFL Golden Ball trophy after Loyola’s Cup triumph". interaksyon.com (InterAKTV/TV5). Retrieved 2012-12-06.