The Philippine Star
MANILA, Philippines – Clear Philippines celebrates football by holding the first Clear Dream Match on Aug. 25 featuring some of the best United Football League players, members of the national team, top college players and football celebrities.
Photo shows (from left) Phil Younghusband, Slick Rick, Andrew Wolff, Slick Rick, Clear assistant brand manager, Carlos Corrales, Yves Ashime, Fr. Rocky, founder of the Tuloy sa Don Bosco Foundation, James Younghusband, Patrick Deyto, Andrew Santiago, Jolo Durian, Alvin Ocampo, Clear brand manager, and John Imperial and (front row) Rafael Rosell, Pat Bacobo, Mikko Mabanag, Davide Cortina and Roxy Dorlas.
Launched last June 25, the Clear Dream Match has become one of the most awaited sporting events of the year. After six weeks of voting, the all-star pool of 60 players comes down to the Top 40, each one to be drafted by captains James and Phil Younghusband into their respective Dream teams.
On Aug. 11, the Clear Dream Match beneficiary Tuloy Sa Don Bosco Foundation in Alabang, hosted the Clear Dream Clinic and Draft.
Conducted by the Younghusband brothers, together with the likes of Nate Burkey and Jonah Romero of Kaya FC; Roxy Dorlas, Park Minho, Byeong Jeong and Davide Cortina of the Loyola Meralco Sparks; top university players Mikko Mabanag of Ateneo and Patrick Deyto of La Salle and celebrities Slick Rick and Tony Toni, more than 100 kids from the Tuloy Foundation, the Younghusband Football Academy (TYFA) and adoring football fans were treated to football and fun.
Organized by The Younghusband Football Academy (TYFA) in collaboration with Clear Men, the clinic consisted of various stations highlighting different football skills, capped by scrimmages.
“Having a clinic for the children of Tuloy and the fans who have supported us is a pleasure for us,” said Phil Younghusband.
The Younghusbands have always stated that promoting football throughout the nation was one of the main reasons they moved to the Philippines in 2010.
“Phil and I have had the privilege of making a living out of playing the sport we love, we just want to show that other kids with a passion for football can do the same,” said James.
The Younghusbands both played for Chelsea FC, one of the largest football clubs in the world.