Philippine football goes world-class as our very own Philippine Azkals football team faces off against the 2011 Major League Soccer (MLS) champion Los Angeles Galaxy, featuring the superstar tandem David Beckham and Landon Donovan in “The Dream Cup,” a momentous friendly match at the Rizal Memorial Stadium this Saturday (Dec 3), 6:30 PM to be broadcast live by Studio 23 and on Balls HD (SkyCable ch. 167).
Penetrating the field as underdogs, the Azkals have steadily risen in the international football scene and has advanced the sport’s popularity in the country.
Led by forward Ian Araneta and left winger Chieffy Caligdong, the Azkals will prove they have what it takes to go toe-to-toe with global football heavyweights Beckham and Donovan, who will showcase their superior football skills in front of Filipino football fans.
Beckham, the English midfield superstar, captained the England national football team from 2000 to 2006 and also played for football giants Manchester United, Real Madrid, A.C. Milan and now the L.A. Galaxy. Beckham was also twice a runner-up for the prestigious FIFA World Player of the Year in 1999 and 2001.
Donovan, the American superstar forward, holds the title of being the highest scoring American footballer in World Cup history and also played for Bayern Munich and Everton. Donovan received the 1999 FIFA U-17 best player award and the 2002 FIFA World Cup best young player award.
Catch “The Dream Cup: The Philippine Azkals vs. the L.A. Galaxy with David Beckham” on Saturday (Dec 3), 6:30 PM on Studio 23 and Balls HD (SkyCable ch. 167), with replays on Sunday (Dec 4), 10:15 AM on ABS-CBN and Monday (Dec 5), 9 AM on Balls.