AFTER welcoming four prized additions, Global FC bids goodbye to three key players as it takes on Philippine Army on Thursday in the United Football League at the Emperador Stadium in Mckinley Hill.
German Rodriguez, Curt Dizon, Daisuke Sato, and Raul Martinez made impressive debuts in the 3-2 victory over Loyola, but the second-running side will be without Marwin and Marvin Angeles and Ben Starosta when it faces the Troopers at 7:30 p.m.
The powerhouse squad released the Angeles twins and the Polish utility man after their contracts expired recently.
Global remains formidable and in sizzling form evidenced by its thrilling victory over the league-leading Sparks last Saturday that kept the UFL title race close.
The Sparks moved four points clear on top after a 5-0 shutout of Pasargad last Tuesday, but Global still has a game at hand.
“The championship’s in our hands,” Global coach Leigh Manson said. “If we win the remainder of our games, we’re champions.”
Mark Hartmann, one of the league’s leading scorers who fired the marginal goal against the Sparks, continues to be at the forefront of Global’s attack.
Global, though, won’t have a walk in the park against the resurgent Troopers, who are now in fourth spot after surviving Socceroo, 2-1, last time.
Socceroo, the newly promoted side, tries to recover from its latest defeat as it battles a fourth-running Stallion side that’s trying to keep its title-retention bid alive earlier at 5:15 p.m.