Unbeaten records at stake as Kaya FC, Ceres-La Salle collide in marquee UFL matchup 

SOMETHING has got to give as the two remaining unbeaten clubs in the United Football League square off on Saturday night at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.

Kaya FC and Ceres-La Salle face off in the main event of the Division 1 double-header 8:15 p.m. with the winner of the marquee matchup emerging unscathed.

The Azkals-loaded Ceres, running fifth with nine points, is an offensive juggernaut, averaging a league-high four goals in their first three matches, the last a 7-0 rout against Philippine Army last week.

But the newly promoted side takes on a stern test in a defensively resolute Kaya side that has yet to concede a goal in the tournament after four outings.

“Strikers and goalscorers get all the plaudits, but without a solid back four and a keeper, it’s very hard to go and win games,” said Kaya coach Adam Reekie, whose team is running second with 12 points. “We’ve got a good selection of players in there.”

The English-American mentor banks on a backline anchored by skipper Aly Borromeo as well as goalkeeper Nick O’Donnell, a defensive unit that lived up to its billing in a 2-0 shutout of defending champion Global FC last Saturday.

Manila Jeepney and Pachanga-Diliman collide earlier at 5:15 p.m. with both bottom-half squads trying to their one-point tally.

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