Tainan Spring Tournament - Undefeated, But No Hardware

It is almost unbelievable that we failed to bring home any "hardware" this weekend, despite the fact that Compass went through five games with 2 wins, 3 ties and no goals scored against us. However, we can probably credit this to the strange tournament organization this time, with two groups of six, no semi-finals or third/fourth place games, etc.

Match Report: 2 - 0 Win vs. Taichung Tubbies Football Team

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Kick off at 4pm in fairly sweltering conditions saw both teams with full squads - the first full showing since the start of the summer. Although Tubbies were well prepared, Compass possession of the ball dominated the play and gave very little site of the net to their attack. However, due to some rustiness in Compass finishing touch, only two opportunities saw completion.

Match Report: 8-2 Win vs. Taichung Tubbies

Sunday, July 12, 2009
The top two Taichung Foreign Football Teams met once again resulting in a strong showing by Taichung Compass FC. With numbers down due to summer expat absentees, Compass felt reassured with a 4-0 lead by the 30 minute mark, completing 90 minutes with 8 points under their belt, making the final score 8-2.

Match Report: 3-3 vs. Taichung P.E. College

May 31, 2009: Taichung Compass FC vs. Taichung P.E. College round 4. Compass has been chipping away at the P.E. College strategy which resulted in a 3-3 draw this past weekend.

Tainan Spring Tournament: Plate Winners!

April 11 & 12, 2009
Congratulations to Compass for winning the Plate in Tainan! It was truly the hardest tournament this team has ever encountered, and NOT because of the tough competition. Winning that trophy is one of the most unlikely things that has ever happened for us, even by Compass standards.

Our record was as follows:
Group Play (Sat):
1-0 win vs. Carnegies (goal by Ben) (FORFEITED by Compass for borrowing Scunners players)
0-2 loss vs. Black Star
0-1 loss vs. T3

Plate Round:
1-1 tie vs. Pacers (goal by Seb)
0-0 tie vs. JFC
1-0 win vs. Super Eagles (goal by Ben)

Match Report: 1-2 Loss vs. Taichung P.E. College

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Another clash with central Taiwan's premier soccer team, Taichung P.E. College, resulted in a close 1-2 loss for Taichung Compass FC.

Although the battle was hard-fought, Compass failed to control the game for most of the first half. End of first-half and second half saw even play, sometimes with the P.E. College on their heels.

P.E. College coach remarked after the match that he felt that the two best sides in central Taiwan played well and was looking forward to further future matches.


Taichung Compass midfielder, wannabe striker, also wannabe pro-footballer but ship has sailed.
Appearances: somewhere between zero and quite a few.
Goals: not enough to meet demands
Honors: I get to wear shoes when I play. (Doesn't get any better...oh yeah!)

Jan-Feb '09 Match Roundup

Winter cup cancellations, rumors of spring cup cancellation - what is Taiwan football coming to!? Nevermind though, Compass are getting their share of action in central Taiwan. Match results from the past three matches held in January and February of '09:

4:0 win vs. Taichung Tubbies
Tight until the half and then the goals started coming. Both Compass and Tubbies were missing some key players, so game pace was on the slow side.

9:1 win vs. Taichung Scunners

Match report: 0-3 Loss vs. P.E. College

Friday, December 12, 2008:

The Taichung Physical Education College invited Compass to a friendly match at the Taichung Stadium this past Friday to a crowd that included members of the local press corps as well as scouts from Japan's professional J-league (