QPR’s Hamalainen completes LA loan move

first_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook QPR’s Niko Hamalainen has completed his loan move to Los Angeles FC.West London Sport revealed that American youngsters Hamalainen and Giles Phillips would be returning to their native United States on loan and subsequently also revealed there was interest from New England Revolution, while Los Angeles would also be an option if their coach, former Swansea manager Bob Bradley, wanted them. Centre-back Phillips, 21, has since joined Revolution, who are managed by former Tottenham and Liverpool goalkeeper Brad Friedel.AdChoices广告And Bradley has now agreed to take Hamaleinen, who featured in a recent pre-season friendly against the San Jose Earthquakes.LAFC are part-owned by QPR co-owner Ruben Gnanalingam.Hamaleinen and Phillips were among the fringe players Rangers had lined up for loan moves well before January transfer window, as was Osman Kakay.The likes of Paul Smyth, Sean Goss and Ilias Chair were also earmarked for loan moves and went to Accrington Stanley, St Johnstone and Stevenage respectively.However, Rangers were unable to arrange a deal for right-back Kakay despite attempting to do so until the very final stages of the window.It was hoped as the deadline approached that Kakay would join Port Vale or Newport County, but no move materialised.His options are now being considered, particularly in light of Angel Rangel’s expected return from injury, which is likely to push Kakay back down the pecking order.Florida-born Finland international Hamalainen, who turns 22 next month, has been with QPR since 2014 and has made six first-team appearances for the club.Phillips was signed in 2017 and is yet to make his senior debut.Both players recently had their QPR contracts extended until 2020. See also: Quiet January but QPR transfer frenzy is approaching last_img read more

Game vs San Miguel real gauge of progress for Romeo, GlobalPort

first_imgLady Altas remain in Final 4 race Rodgers again falls short of another Super Bowl stint MOST READ Senators think TWG’s move to axe motorcycle taxi pilot run an act of ‘revenge’ Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite “I learned that in our last games, that if I’m playing well in the first half, the defense will be focused on me come the third and fourth. That’s why I was just spotting up and let the others perform.Romeo, however, said that if the Batang Pier needs him, he will have no second thoughts of taking over,“If I see that they need me, I’ll get the ball and make plays. I saw that they can sustain so the credit goes to our coaches and my teammates.”Sitting at solo third with a 5-3 card, Romeo doesn’t want GlobalPort to be satisfied with its standing with the chance to get into the top two, which comes with a twice-to-beat incentive in the quarterfinals, still up for grabs.“We have to forget that we won today. It’s not a disrespect to NLEX, but our goal has to be making it to number one or number two. We need to set a goal that we can beat San Miguel so our confidence will go higher and believe that we can beat all teams in the PBA.”ADVERTISEMENT GlobalPort face San Miguel next Saturday at Lapu-Lapu City in Cebu.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAs dominant as GlobalPort’s 110-96 win over NLEX was on Friday, Terrence Romeo believes the real gauge on how fan the Batang Pier will go is their out-of-town duel against San Miguel next Saturday in Cebu.“My basis will be our game against San Miguel because that’s the champion team. We can base there if we can fare with them or we don’t have a chance. At least against them, we can feel how a champion team plays. It’s an important game for me and for us,” Romeo said in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT Super Bowl a tossup at legal sports books Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments ‘Old school work ethic’ pays off for immaculate Federer Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member So far, Romeo has made a good account of himself in trying to share the wealth with his fellow Batang Pier.READ: GlobalPort nails back-to-back wins behind Romeo’s 32FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnThough he lit up for 22 huge points in the first half, the super scorer defrayed to his teammates in the next two quarters as Stanley Pringle, JR Quinahan, and Papot Paredes all took turns in eviscerating the Road Warriors.Romeo shared it was a conscious effort on his part, allowing his fellow Batang Pier to find their flow in hopes of improving their chances of winning. Senators think TWG’s move to axe motorcycle taxi pilot run an act of ‘revenge’ LATEST STORIES 15-year-old Gauff stuns Venus anew in first round Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac townlast_img read more