UFL FA Charity Cup

The United Football League Football Alliance Charity Cup was a Filipino association football competition. It was played on a knockout stage (single elimination). The only edition served as the last competition for the 2013–14 United Football League season which was participated by the top 6 clubs of UFL Division 1.[1]

UFL FA Charity Cup
Organizing bodyFootball Alliance
Founded2014
Abolished2014
RegionPhilippines
Number of teams6
Most successful club(s)Global (1 title)
Television broadcastersAksyonTV

BackgroundEdit

On 21 June 2012, UFL officials announced that it will introduce a new tournament to its calendar around May of the 2013 United Football League season. Originally, the UFL Super Cup was supposed to feature 10 teams from the UFL Division 1 and the top six clubs from its second division.[2] A maximum of five foreign players would be allowed for each club during the inaugural tournament, and this number would be reduced to four players the succeeding years.[3]

On 22 April 2014, it was officially announced that the planned UFL Super Cup will commence after the 2013 UFL season, and will be held annually after the end of each league competition. As for its participants, the top six clubs of the first division will compete in this knockout tournament. UFL president Randy Roxas said that the Super Cup was supposed to include foreign teams competing against the league and cup champions. However, he explained that inviting foreign teams became too expensive.[4] The league champion and runner-up will receive byes to the cup's semi-finals, while the other four clubs will compete in two-legged knockout games.[5]

2014 editionEdit

2014 UFL FA Cup
Country  Philippines
DatesJuly 12–26, 2014
Teams6
ChampionsGlobal
Runners-upKaya
Matches played10
Goals scored41 (4.1 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)  Thomas Taylor
(5 goals)

The 2014 United Football League FA Charity Cup is the first and only edition of the tournament. The competition ran from July 12 to 26, 2014.[6]

Global defeated Kaya 3–1 on July 26, 2014 at Rizal Memorial Stadium to capture the first and only UFL FA Cup title.[7]

Competition formatEdit

The top six clubs of the 2014 United Football League competed for the cup.[8]

QualificationEdit

Top six clubs of the recently concluded 2014 United Football League qualified in this tournament.

ResultsEdit

All quarterfinal and semi-final matches will be played in two-legged contests, with scores carrying over from the first game into the second leg. Given that all matches will be held in one venue, there will be no away-goals rule. The quarterfinal round kicked off on July 12, 2014 at Rizal Memorial Stadium.[9]

Quarter-finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Kaya 8–2 Pachanga Diliman 4–1 4–1
Green Archers United 3–3 (1-3p) Stallion 0–2 3–1(a.e.t.)
July 12, 2014 Kaya 4–1 Pachanga Diliman Manila
15:15
  • Bedic   6'
  • Mbata   40'
  • Herrera   66'
  • Egba   82'
Report
  • Salenga   90'
Stadium: Rizal Memorial Stadium
July 12, 2014 Green Archers United 0–2 Stallion Manila
18:45 Report
  • Clarino   35'
  • Nguene   38'
Stadium: Rizal Memorial Stadium
July 15, 2014 Stallion 1–3 (a.e.t.)
(3–1 p)
Green Archers United Manila
16:45
  • Clarino   118'
Report
Stadium: Rizal Memorial Stadium
Penalties
Alquiros  
Nierras  
Bateau  
  Caligdong
July 15, 2014 Pachanga Diliman 1–4 Kaya Manila
20:15
  • Aranas   79'
Report
  • Barrera   18', 73'
  • Taylor   35'
  • Aranas   68' (o.g.)
Stadium: Rizal Memorial Stadium,

Semi-finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Global 4–2 Stallion 1–2 3–0
Loyola 4–7 Kaya 3–4 1–3
July 19, 2014 Stallion 2–1 Global Manila
15:15
Report
  • Kama   44'
Stadium: Rizal Memorial Stadium
July 19, 2014 Kaya 4–3 Loyola Manila
18:45
  • Taylor   3', 35', 67'
  • Omura   90+1'
Report Stadium: Rizal Memorial Stadium
July 22, 2014 Loyola 1–3 Kaya Manila
16:45
Report
  • Taylor   46'
  • Mbata   53', 75'
Stadium: Rizal Memorial Stadium
July 22, 2014 Stallion 0–3 Global Manila
20:15 Report
Stadium: Rizal Memorial Stadium

Third place matchEdit

July 26, 2014 Stallion 2–2 (a.e.t.)
(3–1 p)
Loyola Manila
15:15
  • Thomert   22'
  • Alquiros   76'
Report
Stadium: Rizal Memorial Stadium
Penalties
Clarino  
Muñoz  
Diop  
  S. Greatwich

FinalEdit

July 26, 2014 Global 3–1 Kaya Manila
18:45
Report C. Greatwich   81' Stadium: Rizal Memorial Stadium

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "UFL Launches Mall Tour in Support of Football Alliance Cup". UFL Philippines. Manila. June 18, 2014. Archived from the original on February 4, 2015. Retrieved June 27, 2021.
  2. ^ Decena, Karl (June 21, 2012). "UFL to debut new Super Cup tournament next season". InterAKTV. Interaksyon.com. Retrieved January 25, 2013.
  3. ^ Villar, Joey (April 21, 2014). "UFL announces 'Super Cup'". x. Philstar.com. Retrieved April 28, 2014.
  4. ^ Fenix, Ryan (April 24, 2014). "Rampaging Fullback: UFL Super Cup means more football joy for everybody". InterAKTV. Interaksyon.com. Retrieved April 28, 2014.
  5. ^ Decena, Karl (April 22, 2014). "Top six UFL teams to contest Super Cup in June". InterAKTV. Interaksyon.com. Retrieved April 22, 2014.
  6. ^ UFL (June 18, 2014). "UFL Launches Mall Tour in Support of Football Alliance Cup". UFL Philippines. ufl.ph. Retrieved June 26, 2014.
  7. ^ Jaelle Nevin Reyes (July 27, 2014). "Global FC downs Kaya to win UFL FA Charity Cup title". rappler.com/. Retrieved July 28, 2014.
  8. ^ UFL Philippines. "League ends with Battle of Champions and Awards Night". ufl.ph. ufl.ph. Retrieved June 26, 2013.
  9. ^ "Football Alliance Cup Kicks Off at Rizal Memorial Football Stadium". ufl.ph/. July 10, 2014.

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