The game was everything we could have expected from a Cup Final. At last we saw an approximation of a full house in Emperador. The bleacher section was pretty much stuffed to the gills, the grandstand looked mostly full, and even the west stand had hundreds of fans. After a UFL Cup played largely in front of empty seats, this was welcome. The atmosphere was truly electric, and we can't help but wish that every league game was like this.
The game was wonderful TV: high-scoring, open, and featuring a stubborn underdog arrayed against the star power of the Younghusbands, who both scored. This is exactly the kind of game that can grow the league. I'm hoping the Philippines can start making the transition now from Azkals country to Football country.
Meralco has grown as a team. The Sparks used to be a side that appeared destined for greatness but crumbled when the heat was on. In the 2011 Cup final they folded against a less-talented but more experienced Air Force side. In the 2012Read More »from Loyola 3, Pachanga 2 Postgame Thoughts: the league needed this