STALLION-Sta. Lucia tries to bounce back from a tough loss to a shorthanded Global side as it squares off against Nomads on Thursday in the United Football League at the Emperador Stadium in Taguig.
The erstwhile co-leader that slid to third place after a close 1-0 defeat that snapped their six-game winning streak two weeks ago face Nomads with the goal of moving to solo second place ahead of Loyola Meralco.
Led by Spanish standouts in striker Rufo Sanchez and center back Joaco Cañas, the UFL Cup champions are favored in their 5:15 encounter with Nomads, a club composed of expatriates and part-time players.
But the Stallions need to be wary as they take on an opponent that is coming off a three-week rest and also aching to recover from a 5-0 loss to the Sparks.
A defeat for fourth-running Nomads will give Kaya a chance to vault past them in the 10-team standings.
In fifth place with nine points in seven games, Kaya faces struggling Philippine Air Force at 7:30 p.m.
The Airmen, former two-time UFL champions, are currently at the bottom of the pile, still winless in seven games with a goal difference of -21.