Monday, August 12, 2013

Players for Team James and Team Phil in Clear Dream Match 2013 Drafted

This coming August 24, the University of Makati's playing field will once again be filled with excited football players and fans as world-class talents battle once more for Clear Supremacy. For the second year, shampoo brand Clear stages the biggest football all-star game and, this time, World Cup champion Fabio Cannavaro and football legend Dennis Wise will each be joining the teams of brothers James Younghusband and Phil Younghusband!

Thanks to fans who diligently casted their votes at the Clear Facebook page for more than a month, a voting pool of 50 players -- which included Philippine Azkals, top United Football League players, University superstars, and local footballing celebrities -- was trimmed down to 34.

Last Saturday, James and Phil finally completed their respective teams at an affair held at the SM Megamall Events Center. Drew Capuyoc, Clear Brand Manager, recognized how intense the rivalry is this year. "Throughout the four weeks, both brothers were really gunning for that first pick."

With 100 thousand online points, Team Phil was awarded the first draft pick. In the first round, the brothers took turns selecting their top 5 picks with Phil being given an extra pick for winning the match last year. During the second round, James and Phil had to draw names from fishbowls to complete their roster. The third round had them picking one wild card each, which could be any player from within, or outside, the voting pool.

Football legend, Cannavaro, selected and vowed to help Team James win over the other team. "Last year's match was one sided. This year, I want to help James even the score," said Cannavaro. According to Wise, he chose Team Phil because he loves to win and score goals. "That's the type of team I want to be associated with."

Phil expressed his excitement for the upcoming game. "I think I have made the right selection and look forward to defending my title as the better Younghusband." James, on the other hand, said, "It's going to be a lot of fun. It's going to be such an honor to share the playing field with legends such as Cannavaro and Wise." 

Make sure to be at the University of Makati football grounds on August 24! Buy your tickets from any SM ticket outlets. The Clear Dream Match is sponsored by Smart, Greenwich, Seda Hotels, Adidas, Gatorade, Rappler, and TechnoMarine.

* To see more photos taken during the event, please visit Trails Unlimited's Facebook album here

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