In my opinion, these players deserve a call-up from our national team #Azkals. The basis of my selection are 2 things: their overall performances as an individual & their contribution to their clubs.
Louie Casas, Jeffrey Christaiens, Juani Guirado, Manny Ott, Patrick Reichelt, Jason Sabio & Martin Steuble
Amani Aguinaldo, Misagh Bahadoran, Jerry Barbaso, Patrcik Deyto, Hartmann brothers (Mark & Matthew), Jonsson brothers (Ray & Michael), Hikaru Minegeshi, Satoshi Otomo & Daisuke Sato
Jovin Bedic, Joshua Beloya , Nick O'Donnell, Chris Greatwich , Junior Muñoz & OJ Porteria
Loyola Meralco Sparks:
Graham Caygill, Roxy Dorlas,Simon Greatwich,Eddie Mallari, Tomas Trigo & James Younghusband
Fitch Arboleda, David Basa, OJ Clariño, Balot Doctora & Simone Rota
Nathan Alquiros (DLSU/Stallion FC), Arnel Amita (FEU/Loyola Meralco Sparks FC), Jesus Melliza (FEU/Green Archers United FC) & Jinggoy Valmayor (UP/Pachanga-Diliman FC)
Neil Etheridge (Charlton Athletic FC), Jerry Lucena (Esbjerg fB), Roland Müller (Servette FC) &Javier Patiño (Henan Jianye FC),
In case you’re all wondering: why I didn’t include Phil Younghusband. Even though he is OUR ALL-TIME LEADING GOAL SCORER, his 3-game absence due to injury is my basis. If you ask me, we need him to rest so that his injury will not be reoccur. And besides, despite of his absence in the pitch, many Loyola players step up to fill up that gap (especially his brother James & Caygill). One other thing, let’s give the others to shine.