At yesterday's annual EAFF meetings held in Busan, South Korea, several issues surrounding the next edition of the EAFF Championship were decided. One of those decisions was that Mongolia will host Round 1 of qualification for the 2019 EAFF Championship. This will be the first time that Mongolia has hosted a match in any round of the bi-annual tournament. It was also decided that Taiwan will host Round 2. Earlier reports seemed to indicate that Round 1 would begin in July 201
Today Selengepress FC announced that they have signed American defender John Walrath for the 2018 season. Walrath was identified as a top prospect by Tim Guercio, Goyo FC player and MFF representative, during his Premier League combines held in the United States. Walrath was one of six players to who have traveled to Mongolia and are currently on trial with FC Ulaanbaatar, Goyo FC, Erchim FC, and Athletic 220 FC. Walrath impressed the club enough to be offered a contract afte
As first reported by Mongolian Football Central earlier this week, American GK Austin Rogers has signed for Ulaanbaatar City FC for the 2018 season on a free transfer. The signing was officially announced by the club this morning. Rogers, formerly of Bayangol FC and FC Ulaanbaatar, will likely be Ulaanbaatar City FC's new #1 following Mauro Boerchio's recent departure. To read more on the subject, read our earlier article: https://www.mongolianfootball.com/single-post/2018/03
Coming off of a satisfying 2-2 draw away at Malaysia only five days ago, Mongolia surely went into today's historic friendly with optimism.That positively was short-lived as Mongolia went from taking a penalty kick to being a goal down within a minute before the clock even struck the sixth minute. A large and raucous crowd filled the MFF Football Center Stadium to see the Blue Wolves take on Mauritius in the team's first-ever home friendly; first home match of any kind in ove
Earlier this month a lone source emerged stating that FC Ulaanbaatar goalkeeper and 2017 Goalkeeper of the Year Austin Rogers had signed for rivals Ulaanbaatar City FC. When MFC reached out to the player for comment he was noncommittal, stating simply that, "(It's) just rumors unless the club announces..." When pressed on whether the club has been in contact with him, he gave the evasive answer that the new foreign player rule will have a big effect on team's plans moving for
According to officials at Ulaanbaatar City FC in an exclusive statement to Mongolian Football Central, construction on the team's new G-Mobile arena is still underway. According to the team, the pitch will be ready to use for the team's practices by June 2018. The stadium structure and facilities will be fully finished by the end of the year and may be able to host matches in the latter stages of the 2018 MPL season. The team fully expects to be able to host all practices and
History was made yesterday as Mongolia earned a 2-2 draw with hosts Malaysia at the National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur. The match marked the teams' first-ever non-defeat in a friendly match and first time playing Malaysia at the senior level. The hosts took the early lead off of a corner kick driven home by Akhyar Rashid in the 31st minute. The match marked Rashid’s senior debut. Mongolia did not trail for long with Enkhbileg Purevdorj chipping the oncoming 'keeper from just in
FC Selengepress announced today that it has extended the contract of Erdenesuren Munkh-Erdene. The centre-back joined the club prior to the 2017 season. The 21-year-old previously played for FC Ulaanbaatar. Munkh-Erdene was called up for 2014 AFC Challenge Cup qualification but did not see any action in the team's matches against Laos, Afghanistan, and Sri Lanka.
Today Deren FC announced two signings for the upcoming Mongolian Premier League season. Tatsuya Nishio is a 22-year-old Japanese striker who first arrived in Mongolia prior to the 2017, signing for Khoromkhon FC. He did not crack into the top division's top ten scorers list for the season. Also joining the club is 31-year-old (born 6 August 1986) defender Mizuho Sasaki. Sasaki previously played for Selenge Press FC and UB.
FC Ulaanbaatar has unveiled Italian UEFA "Pro"-licensed Marco Ragini as head coach for the 2018 Premier League Season. The announcement comes a little more than a month after long-time coach Jun Fukuda departed for Lao Toyoto FC. Ragini becomes the first UEFA "Pro" manager in FCU history. Ragini has a wealth of experience across Europe and Africa with his most recent position being manager of Garden City Panthers in Nigeria. Other notable clubs at which Ragini has been at the