Singapore Cup 2013: Schedule, Fixtures, Bracket, Teams and More

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Singapore Cup 2013: Schedule, Fixtures, Bracket, Teams and More
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The Singapore Cup has become one of the most respected world football knockout competitions in the Eastern Region of world. Clubs come from Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Australia to compete for a chance to hoist the cup and call themselves champions.

The event runs at the same time as the S League, so many of the clubs from the latter take a break from league competition to participate.

In 2012, Singapore Armed Forces FC reigned supreme.

Here is a look at the brackets thus far, as well as the schedules and players who are already making their mark.

 

Brackets, Results and Schedule

The tournament is currently in the round of 16 with two clubs having already won their matches.

Here is a look at the bracket, the results of the two matches played and the schedule for the upcoming matches, per SLeague.com.

Date and Time Matchup Score
May 26 
Harimau Muda at Loyola Meralco Sparks FC
0-3
May 28 
Home United FC at Albirex Niigata FC (S) 3-2
May 29 - 7:30 a.m ET Geylang Intl. FC at Woodlands Weyland FC   
May 29 - 7:30 a.m ET Tampines at Hougang  
May 30 - 7:30 a.m ET Brunei DPMM at LAO Police  
May 31 - 7:30 a.m ET Boeung Ket FC at Tanjong Pagar United FC  
Jun 01 - 7:30 a.m ET Balestier Khalsa at Courts Young Lions  
Jun 01 - 7:30 a.m ET Global FC at Warriors FC  

 

Players Who Have Already Made an Impact

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Masrezwan Masturi, Home United FC

Home United won their first match and Masturi was the star.

He scored two of his club's three goals en route to a huge road win over Albirex Niigata. Masturi struck at the 24th and 48th minute of the match to set the table for Song Ui Young's game-winner in 117th minute in extra time.

While Masturi didn't get an opportunity to be the hero, he certainly left his imprint on the match.


Phil Younghusband, Loyola Meralco Sparks FC

image from PhilYounghusband's instagram
Perhaps no player has been as dynamic as the 25-year-old Filipino star. He scored two goals in Loyola Meralco Sparks' 3-0 manhandling of Harimau Muda.

The latter never seemed to have a chance in this match; Younghusband's speed and playmaking was the major culprit.

He was a man among boys—literally—as the Malaysia under-20 club from Harimau Muda could not contain him. It is easy to see why Younghusband posted this image on his Instagram account; he certainly played like a super hero on Monday,

image from Phil Younghusband's Instagram

 

Players to Watch in Upcoming Matches

Mamadou Diallo, Hougang

If you're looking for a young striker who could open the eyes of managers around the sport, Hougang's 22-year-old from Guinea is the man.

He's athletic, explosive and fearless. Diallo has scored one goal in four matches this season, but he could use the Singapore Cup as a means to make himself a hot commodity on the transfer market.

Judging by this video of a successful free kick, Diallo is a fan of the WWE's John Cena.
He flashes the "You Can't See Me" taunt after finding the back of the net.
FishoutofWaterSPFC on YouTube

 

Ben Starosta, Global FC

Everything isn't about scoring goals. Starosta is a solid defenseman whose primary position is centre-back. He has the ability to contain strong strikers and to take pressure off goalkeeper Paolo Pascual.

He will get his first opportunity to display his skills against Warriors FC striker Sufian Anuar. The latter has two goals in just three matches, but Starosta won't back down from the challenge.

Whenever he is matched up with Anuar, expect to see an entertaining battle.

 

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