To the semis we go!

Here are the two goals by the Philippines against Myanmar to secure our spot in the semifinals of the 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup! Finally—the home game that was denied to us two years ago is finally happening!

My thoughts on the Azkals earning their stripes here.


That win over Vietnam in 2010 wasn’t a fluke

Remember the Philippines causing a huge upset in the 2010 Suzuki Cup by beating then defending champions Vietnam 2-0?

Last night’s group stage match between the two nations proved that the 2010 win by the Azkals wasn’t a fluke. That said, it was still one of those testy, nervy matches—but what’s sweeter is that a hero bailed us out again.

Here’s a virtual salute to the Chieffy Caligdong. Where would this team be without you?

(And… here‘s a video of Chieffy’s goal. You’ve been adequately warned that my buddy Ryan Fenix screams like a crazy fangirl here. I’ve been telling him that he’ll be giving Jose Antonio Camacho a run for his money.)