SPECIAL FRIENDLY MATCH - MTUTD VS. THAILAND'S U19 TEAM
With the Thai Premier League season being delayed due to the late return of the players from the 2014 Asian games, Muangthong United were needing a friendly fixture to keep their game form, and to replace the match originally scheduled against the Air Force Central F.C. The match was a good opportunity for both teams. For the U19 squad this was a challenge, and they benefited from appreciating the fast-paced style of the professional players. For Muangthong it was a chance to try out tactics and players can feel free to experiment with positions and ideas before the next league match. In the end the score was a 1-1 draw, with both teams playing a cautious approach to avoid injury, yet pushing to score. Datsakon put one into the net for Muangthong early in the match. Later United were to go down to 10 players as the keeper was sent off for a late challenge outside the box. The U19 goal came late in the game, though United had several great opportunites to score in the meantime.