Kaya's new coach Michael Angelo Alvarez gets his first test since assuming the coaching post from Juan Cutillas during the Holy Week break. After suffering from a serious drubbing at the hands of Global in their last match, Kaya hopes to get back in their winning ways end their first round assignments at the top 3 of the league table. Army, on the other hand, tries to find that consistent form in order to keep the title in sight. The first offensive threat of the game came from Army, but goalkeeper Saba Garmaroudi's fingertip save kept the clean sheet for Kaya. It was Kaya that opened the game scoring with a 41st minute strike from Azkals
player Nate Burkey, which put Kaya up, 1-0, at the end of first half. In the second half, Kaya failed to go two goals up when midfielder Jonahan Romero bungled a open shot at the penalty box shooting over the crossbar. The game ended with the score at 1-0 for Kaya, putting them at 21 points going into the second round.