Up until last July 10, I never really knew much about the Clear Dream Match other than the first one held was during at the peak of soccer's popularity here in our country and that its faces were those of the Younghusbands.

At the launch of the second Clear Dream Match, guests were asked which team will they root for this year by choosing the James or Phil CLEAR uniforms upon entrance at K-PUB BBQ in BGC.
We were able to keep the shirts too! Of course, we have to wear it all throughout the event to show our support to either James or Phil.
I went with my gut instinct (and by instinct, I meant Angel Locsin's —she's a friend by the way) by choosing Phil. It got me a friendly tap on the shoulder and a "Good choice!" comment from Phil himself.

It was also at the event I discovered that Phil was last year's reigning Clear Dream Match champion. So I guess I made the right choice.
This year, CLEAR Philippines will donate a percentage of ticket sales to the Tuloy sa Don Bosco Foundation, as well as Unilever Personal Care products for all children in the foundation.
In its second year, the biggest football all-star game in the Philippines, the Clear Dream Match, returns with more football talent and a more intense rivalry between Phil and James Younghusband.

Following last year's 5-1 defeat to younger brother Phil, James vows to even the score,
Team James
while Phil fights to maintain his reign as Clear Dream Match champion.
Team Phil
Sam YG —torn between Team James or Team Phil.
This year also brings one rather remarkable twist. With the best of Filipino football, comes for the first time ever, the addition of two football legends!
"We wanted to shake things up this year by bringing in two international football legends to compete with our country's best," says CLEAR Philippines Brand Manager, Drew Copuyoc.
And here are the football legends who are going to make an appearance at the 2013 Clear Dream Match: Chelsea F.C. Legend, Dennis Wise, and 2006 FIFA World Cup Champion, Fabio Cannavaro.
Both seasoned professionals, Wise and Cannavaro have garnered several individual and team accolades in their time. Cannavaro, a former Real Madrid player has won two La Liga titles, but perhaps his greatest achievement was captaining Italy to the FIFA World Cup victory in 2006 and bagging the FIFA World Player of the Year award in the same year.

Wise on the other hand is one of the most successful players to captain Chelsea. During his time at Stamford Bridge, Wise won two  FA Cups, a League Cup and a UEFA Cup Winners' cup.
The addition of Wise to the Clear Dream Match is actually a dream of sorts for James and Phil.

"When we were still training with Chelsea, we used to watch Wise play all the time. He is like a legend to us," James says.

"During the 2006 FIFA World Cup, I was watching on T.V. and cheering with the rest of the world as Cannavaro led Italy to the championship," Phil adds.

So who's it gonna be? Team James or Team Phil? What team will Cannavaro and Wise play on? Who will be this year's Clear Dream Match champion? All will be settled in a month's time, but the story of this year's Clear Dream Match has just begun, and it can very much be decided by you.

Join the rivalry, go to

Another significant addition to this year's Clear Dream Match is the role of the fans. Copuyoc says, "The first draft pick will be dependent on the team with the most fan interactions on Facebook." From the onset fans will get to join the rivalry by going to or by downloading the Clear Stadium app on the Play Store or the App Store. They can vote for their favorite football players, play interactive games and share their support for their favorite team to get more points.

And to show how confident Phil and James are, the most digitally active fan of the winning team will join the Younghusbands for a trip to Brazil in 2014.

Important Dates to Remember:

July 10: Voting starts via CLEAR's Facebook site at

2013 Clear Dream Match Voting Pool
Janrick Soriano | Boyet Canedo
Chad Gould | Jeong
Rufo Sanchez | Ian Mariano
Ian Araneta | Ojay Clarino
OJ Porteria | Fabio Ide
Daniel Matsunaga | Chieffy Caligdong

Simon Greatwich | Chris Greatwich
Matthew Hartmann | Armand Del Rosario
Marwin Angeles | Marvin Angeles
Jason Cunliffe | Jonarh Romero
Oussenyou Diop | Eddie Mallari
Massanari Omura | Park
Hector Zaghi | Marcus Lopez
Patrick Bocobo | Jinggoy Valmayor
Micco Mabanag | Jolo Durian
Peter Amores | Slick Rick
Tony Toni | Sam YG
Jason De Jong | Steven Silva
Jeff Christaens | Patrick Reichelt

Anton Del Rosario | Carlie De Murga
Junior De Murga | Roxy Dorlas
Yves Ashime | Chad Gould
Ronald Batisla Ong | Andrew Santiago
Jonah Romero

Patrick Deyto | William Munoz
Ref Cuaresma | Saba Garmaroudi
Nick O'Donnel

August 10: Top 30 players will be drafted by James and Phil

August 24: Clear Dream Match 2013


  1. Combination of Azkals and the best of UFL players.. Sayang wala si Misagh Bahadoran as striker and Paolo Pascual as goal keeper.. Babaha na naman ng mga gwapo.. HAHA :)) Team James all the way!

  2. How do we get to watch it live?


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