Ernest Nierras has selected the 26 players who made the cut for the Philippine Women’s National Team “Malditas” who will play in the 2013 AFC Women’s Asian Cup Qualifiers next month in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

GOALKEEPERS

Inna Palacios

Isabella Fernando

Maria Dela Cruz

DEFENDERS

Catherine Barnekow

Sarah Cook

Maria Shipe

Morgan Brown

Natasha Alquiros

Patrice Impelido

Heather Cooke

MIDFIELDERS

Samantha Nierras

Marisa Park

Monika Lee 

Rachel Nichols 

Raylene Larot 

Megan Jurado 

Camille Wilson 

Katherine Lim 

Joana Houplin 

Aisa Mondero 

Marielle Benitez (C) 

FORWARDS / WINGERS

Jesse Shugg 

Shelby Salvacion 

Jo Ellen De Leon 

Christina de los Reyes 

Chalise Baysa 

(*Final positions are speculative at this point.)

Again, the Malditas are bracketed in Group B against Iran (21 May), Thailand (23 May) and host Bangladesh (25 May).

They will play their matches at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka.

Only the group winner will make the cut to the final round of the 2014 AFC Women’s Asian Cup.

PHOTO CREDITS: Venice Furio / Chris Cordero / various

4 Comments
  1. Women's Soccer United 7 years ago

    That is a very good (and interesting) point @Sebastian! When I was playing football I never referred to the sport as ‘ladies’, ‘women’s’ etc, it is only now since reporting – that these gender distinctions have become more noticeable  for me personally, especially in England where it is part of the club’s identity so you feel obliged to include it when reporting.  

  2. Ernie Nierras 7 years ago

    Final days of camp. Time to tapper down!

  3. Women's Soccer United 7 years ago

    Thank you @Ernie 🙂

  4. Ernie Nierras 7 years ago

    The Malditas’ Official Marketing Managers will be Melmac sports. Thanks Mel Macasaquit for taking on this challenge.

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