Fresh Blood for the Azkals as Dutosme, Salenga Called Up

The Philippine national football team enter the crucial November 14 clash with Nepal with a mix of old reliables and a new breed of Azkals.

Headlining the new Azkals are Joshua Dutosme and Paolo Salenga, who seemed to have impressed coach Thomas Dooley with some recent solid displays for their clubs in the PFL. Dutosme in particular will certainly be challenged to bring playmaking the squad’s midfield that has now lost his club teammate Manny Ott to injury.

 

Despite this, injuries are still handicapping the Azkals. Amani Aguinaldo’s continued absence would mean another crucial game with Dennis Villanueva and Sean Patrick Kane as central defenders. Another injury victim, Stephan Palla, is replaced by a returning Marwin Angeles.

 

Manny Ott aside, the midfield and attack are still manned by the usual people. The returning Misagh Bahadoran replaces the injured Jhan Melliza to complement Phil Younghusband in attack. Paul Mulders,James Younghusband, Iain Ramsay, and Hikaru Minegishi would still be the main source of creativity in the side. Also, Fitch Arboleda has been added back to the squad to provide even more goalscoring punch.

A win in the Himalayas against Nepal would surely send the Azkals to the 2019 Asian Cup.

 

The Azkals squad in full:

Goalkeepers

Neil Etheridge (Cardiff City [Wales])
Patrick Deyto (Global Cebu)
Nick O’Donnell (Davao Aguilas)

 

Defenders

Sean Patrick Kane (JPV Marikina)
Carli De Murga (Ceres Negros)
Daisuke Sato (AC Horsens [Denmark])
Junior Muñoz (Ceres Negros)
Dennis Villanueva (Global Cebu)
Simone Rota (Davao Aguilas)

Midfielders

Fitch Arboleda (Stallion Laguna)
James Younghusband (Davao Aguilas)
Kevin Ingreso (Ceres Negros)
Hikaru Minegishi (Global Cebu)
Joshua Dutosme (Ceres Negros)
Paolo Salenga (Global Cebu)
Marwin Angeles (Kaya FC Makati)
Curt Dizon (Meralco Manila)
Iain Ramsay (Ceres Negros)
Paul Mulders (Global Cebu)

Forwards

Mike Ott (Angthong FC [Thailand])
Phil Younghusband (Davao Aguilas)
Misagh Bahadoran (Global Cebu)
Dylan De Bruycker (Davao Aguilas)

 

 

10 thoughts on “Fresh Blood for the Azkals as Dutosme, Salenga Called Up

  1. I am interested to learn which blog system you have been working with? I am experiencing some small safety issues with my most recent blog related to worldwide shipping so I would like to find a thing more secure. Have any alternatives?

  2. Hello there! This is my very first reply on your site so I simply wanted to give a fast shout out and tell you I truly enjoy reading through your articles. Can you suggest any other blogs that deal with free full movies online? I am as well particularly fascinated with this! Thanks for your time!

  3. I’m really enjoying the design and layout of your website. It’s a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more pleasant for me to come here and visit more often. Did you hire out a developer to create your theme? Exceptional work!

  4. I am truly loving the design of your internet site. Do you encounter any browser compatibility problems? Some of my own blog audience have lamented regarding my tooth extraction site not operating the right way in Explorer yet seems wonderful in Firefox. Do you have any suggestions to aid correct that situation?

  5. Thank you a bunch for sharing this with all folks you really recognise what you are talking approximately! Bookmarked. Kindly also seek advice from my web site =). We may have a link change contract among us!

  6. This website is really a stroll-by means of for all of the data you wanted about this and didn’t know who to ask. Glimpse here, and also you’ll undoubtedly discover it.

Leave a Reply