Mark the date - June 7, 2013 for the Clear Dream Match 3 - the biggest football all-star game in the country. What makes this final battle much more bigger is the presence of the Manchester United legends Paul Scholes and Andy Cole.
Before James and Phil face each other for the battle, they need a strong team behind them. Last Wednesday, we have witnessed the draft that took place in Hyve. With more than 700,000 votes, the 50-player voting pool consisting of the top ranked United Football League players based on statistics was trimmed down to 30, each one was drafted by captains James and Phil Younghusband.
“With both teams tied at 1-1, the competition between the brothers is the most intense it has ever been. Both teams have been actively campaigning on social media just to rally their fans to vote which team will have the first draft pick,” Clear Brand Manager, Drew Copuyoc said.
Click Read More to see the Team James and Team Phil's roster..
Following last year’s formula the first draft pick was determined by the fans. Since March 10 fans have tirelessly supported their favorite team through digital participation –the number one most digitally active fan will get the chance to fly to Old Trafford to watch a Manchester United game live.
This year’s Clear Dream Match draft consisted of four rounds. Garnering more than 2 million points online, Team Phil was awarded the first draft pick then after, James and Phil took turns in selecting their top five.
The second round was the amateur selection, where Team James and Team Phil, together with their co-captains Nate Burkey and Carlie De Murga selected their picks from the top 6 amateurs.
In the third round, the brothers drew lots to complete their roster. Then in the last round, the brothers had wild card picks. The wildcard pick could be any player either within the voting pool, or outside the voting pool. But to stir things up, Team James was given an extra wild card pick for winning last year’s Clear Dream Match.
Co-captain: Nate Burkey
- 1. Daniel Gadia Amateur
- 2. Joaquin Canas UFL
- 3. Simon Greatwich Meralco
- 4. OJ Porteria Kaya FC
- 5. Anton Del Rosario Kaya FC
- 6. Misagh Bahadoran Global FC
- 7. Steve Yambou Pachanga FC
- 8. Jeffrey Christaens
- 9. Andrew Liauw Kaya FC
- 10.Dae Han Kang Phil. Army FC
- 11.Marvin Angeles Global FC
- 12. Joo Yeoung Lee Meralco
- 13.Chieffy Caligdong Green Archers
- 14.Emmanuel Mbata Kaya FC
- 15.Roland Sadia Global FC
- 16. Francisco Jose Primo Santos Amateur
- 17. Eduard Sacapano Phil. Army FC
- 18. Izzo Elhabbib
- 19.Daisuke Sato Global FC
Co- captain: Carlie De Murga
- 1. Mikko Mabanag Amateur
- 2. Chris Greatwich Kaya FC
- 3. Samuel Bonney Meralco
- 4. Mark Hartmann Global FC
- 5. Anto Gonzalez Pachanga FC
- 6. Baba Sampana Meralco
- 7. Ruben Doctora Stallion FC
- 8. John Cain Philippine Army FC
- 9. Matthew Hartmann Meralco
- 10. PJ Fadrigalan Meralco
- 11. Nicholas O’Donnel Kaya FC
- 12. Roxy Dorlas Meralco
- 13. Kenshiro Daniels Kaya FC
- 14.Floriano Pasilan Green Archers
- 15.Yoshiharu Koizumi Amateur
- 16. Javier Gayoso Amateur
- 17. Darius Joseph Diamante Amateur
- 18. Patrick Deyto Green Archers
- 19. Simone Rota Stallion FC
Now, fans of Team James and Team Phil, you have the power to support your favorite team. Log in to http://www.cleardreammatch.com.ph or make some noise online. Show your support in IG and use hashtag (either) #TeamJames or #TeamPhil and #ClearDreamMatch. The Team with the highest points by May 26 will get the privilege of selecting the Manchester United legend they want on their team.
The boys are waiting for you!
The Clear Dream Match will be on June 7 at the University of Makati football grounds. Tickets are sold in all SM ticket outlets starting May 1.
Are you Team Phil or Team James?
(from the angle of my pictures, you can tell which side I chose ;))
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