Azkals vs LA Galaxy airs over Studio 23, BALLS


Posted at Dec 01 2011 05:56 PM | Updated as of Dec 02 2011 01:56 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine football fans will get to see world-class action when the Philippine Azkals face off against the 2011 Major League Soccer (MLS) champion Los Angeles Galaxy on Saturday.

The game, which features Galaxy superstar tandem David Beckham and Landon Donovan, will be broadcast live by Studio 23 and on BALLS HD (SkyCable ch. 167) starting 6:30 p.m. on Saturday (December 3).

There will also be replays on Sunday (December 4), 10:15 a.m. on ABS-CBN, and Monday (December 5), 9 a.m. on BALLS.

The event, aptly called "The Dream Cup," takes place at the historic Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila.

Led by forward Ian Araneta and left winger Chieffy Caligdong, the Azkals will prove they have what it takes to go toe-to-toe against global football heavyweights Beckham and Donovan, who will showcase their superior football skills in front of football fans.

Beckham, the English midfield superstar, was captain of the England national football team from 2000 to 2006. He 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 player in World Cup history. He 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.