CLEAR Helps Pinoy Football

CLEAR endorsers from left: James and Phil Younghusband at OUTBACK Steakhouse last June 4, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

CLEAR endorsers from left: James and Phil Younghusband at OUTBACK Steakhouse last June 4, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Written and Photographed

By Jude Bautista

Immediately after coming from their 2nd place finish in the recently concluded Asian Football Confederation Cup, the AZKALS are already looking forward to the future. AZKALS team leaders Phil Younghusband together with brother James are the two official endorsers of the brand CLEAR from Unilever.

Photo from official CLEAR facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/ClearPH?fref=photo

Photo from official CLEAR facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/ClearPH?fref=photo

Young amateur footballers from around the country were selected to play with Manchester United legends. Photo from official CLEAR facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/ClearPH?fref=photo

Young amateur footballers from around the country were selected to play with Manchester United legends. Photo from official CLEAR facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/ClearPH?fref=photo

Phil explained how the company is able to help sports in general, “Unilever, CLEAR they’ve been so supportive of sports, of football. They have programs in basketball in running, in triathlon. In football, they’ve just been so supportive of the sport. Promoting the sport helps promote the people in that sport, helps me James and all of the players. I’m obviously very grateful and I feel very blessed to have the opportunity to just be the face of the products (CLEAR & REXONA). So it’s helped me on a personal level and its helped Philippine Football. They’ve helped Philippine football grow and make me happier than anything.”

Photo from official CLEAR facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/ClearPH?fref=photo

Photo from official CLEAR facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/ClearPH?fref=photo

Jeman Villanueva shoots Phil Younghusband and Daisuke Sato at OUTBACK Steakhouse last June 4, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Jeman Villanueva shoots Phil Younghusband and Daisuke Sato at OUTBACK Steakhouse last June 4, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

The upcoming CLEAR DREAM Match this Saturday June 7, 2014 at the University of Makati Stadium features two former Manchester United players in Paul Scholes and Andy Cole. Scholes has been part of several Manchester United Championship squads and will play for TEAM PHIL. Cole has scoring titles in nearly every year will be in TEAM JAMES.

Pinoy fans were behind their AZKALS through out the AFC Challenge Cup.

Pinoy fans were behind their AZKALS through out the AFC Challenge Cup.

Photo from official CLEAR facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/ClearPH?fref=photo

Photo from official CLEAR facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/ClearPH?fref=photo

Paul Scholes is the quintessential Manchester United player having played his entire career from 1993 to 2013. He is considered as one of the best midfielders of his generation and is also one of the most colorful personalities as well.

Photo from official CLEAR facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/ClearPH?fref=photo

Photo from official CLEAR facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/ClearPH?fref=photo

Andy Cole is the second highest goal scorer in Premiere League history with 187. Apart from Manchester United he has also played for Arsenal, Newcastle United, Blackburn Rovers, Fulham, Manchester City. He was also considered as one of the highest paid players in the early 90s.

CLEAR endorsers from left: James and Phil Younghusband BOND at OUTBACK Steakhouse last June 4, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

CLEAR endorsers from left: James and Phil Younghusband BOND at OUTBACK Steakhouse last June 4, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Young amateur footballers from around the country were selected to play with Manchester United legends. Photo from official CLEAR facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/ClearPH?fref=photo

Young amateur footballers from around the country were selected to play with Manchester United legends. Photo from official CLEAR facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/ClearPH?fref=photo

News website INTERAKSYON reported the competing teams for the CLEAR DREAM MATCH will also be composed of amateur players specifically chosen and trained by Manchester United Soccer Schools coaches Kevin O’Connel and Jamie Fitzpatrick. The 6 were chosen from 32.

from right: Diane Castillejo chats with Simon Greatwich and James Younghusband at OUTBACK Steakhouse last June 4, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

from right: Diane Castillejo chats with Simon Greatwich and James Younghusband at OUTBACK Steakhouse last June 4, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Photo from official CLEAR facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/ClearPH?fref=photo

Photo from official CLEAR facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/ClearPH?fref=photo

The teams are a mix of national team players and the 6 from the development program sponsored by CLEAR last April. These are the kinds of development programs that search for future National team players for the AZKALS. The CLEAR DREAM MATCH ticket sales will also benefit the Tuloy Foundation, which aims to help street kids be integrated to mainstream society.

AZKALS  from left: Phil Younghusband with Daisuke Sato at OUTBACK Steakhouse last June 4, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

AZKALS from left: Phil Younghusband with Daisuke Sato at OUTBACK Steakhouse last June 4, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

AZKALS recent spate of wins was aired in ABS CBN Sports namely the AFC Challenge Cup, FIFA World Cup Qualifiers and Long Teng Cup in Taiwan. Fans should watch out for the Peace Cup to be aired later this year where the hold the title of defending champions.

A super save by AZKALS goalie Neil Etheridge during the AFC Challenge Cup.

A super save by AZKALS goalie Neil Etheridge during the AFC Challenge Cup.

Pinoy Fitness Writer Mars Callo shoots Phil Younghusband at OUTBACK Steakhouse last June 4, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Pinoy Fitness Writer Mars Callo shoots Phil Younghusband at OUTBACK Steakhouse last June 4, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Map of University of Makati Stadium seat sections for CLEAR DREAM match. Photo from official CLEAR facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/ClearPH?fref=photo

Map of University of Makati Stadium seat sections for CLEAR DREAM match. Photo from official CLEAR facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/ClearPH?fref=photo

ABS CBN Sports has telecast the team’s rise to fame and success. This has been made evident with the Philippines having risen in the FIFA Rankings from a low of 216 in 2004 all the way to its current ranking of 127, which was achieved in February of this year.

AZKALS from left: Physio Therapist Wally Javier, Anton Del Rosario, PFF Sec Gen Atty Ed Gastanes, Team Mgr Dan Palami, ABS CBN Integrated Sports Dino Laurena and Kenshiro Daniels at OUTBACK Steakhouse last June 4, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

AZKALS from left: Physio Therapist Wally Javier, Anton Del Rosario, PFF Sec Gen Atty Ed Gastanes, Team Mgr Dan Palami, ABS CBN Integrated Sports Dino Laurena and Kenshiro Daniels at OUTBACK Steakhouse last June 4, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Pinoy fans were behind their AZKALS through out the AFC Challenge Cup.

Pinoy fans were behind their AZKALS through out the AFC Challenge Cup.

Pinoy fans were behind their AZKALS through out the AFC Challenge Cup.

Pinoy fans were behind their AZKALS through out the AFC Challenge Cup.

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CLEAR endorsers from left: James and Phil Younghusband behind them are from left Goalie Coach Jorge Kuriyama and Asst. Coach Bruno Baltazar. Photo taken at OUTBACK Steakhouse last June 4, 2014 by Jude Bautista

CLEAR endorsers from left: James and Phil Younghusband behind them are from left Goalie Coach Jorge Kuriyama and Asst. Coach Bruno Baltazar. Photo taken at OUTBACK Steakhouse last June 4, 2014 by Jude Bautista 

Pinoy fans were behind their AZKALS through out the AFC Challenge Cup.

Pinoy fans were behind their AZKALS through out the AFC Challenge Cup.

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from left: ABS CBN Integrated Sports Dino Laurena, ABS CBN Public Affairs Kathy Solis, Pinoy Fitness Writer Mars Callo, Writer Ibarra Mateo and Photojournalist Jude Bautista at OUTBACK Steakhouse last June 4, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Pinoy fans were behind their AZKALS through out the AFC Challenge Cup.

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Pinoy fans were behind their AZKALS through out the AFC Challenge Cup.

Pinoy fans were behind their AZKALS through out the AFC Challenge Cup.

from left:  Coach Tom Dooley and Anton Del Rosario at OUTBACK Steakhouse last June 4, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Coach Tom Dooley and Anton Del Rosario at OUTBACK Steakhouse last June 4, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

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