Former USA National Team Captain and German 1 Bundesliga veteran, Thomas Dooley, was named the new Head Coach of the Philippines National Team for 2014. He takes over for the Azkals ahead of the AFC Challenge Cup taking place in the Maldives in May, and is being brought on to push the national side towards qualification for the Asian Cup
Dooley had previously been an assistant for the USA U20 NT and holds a UEFA “A” License from the German Football Federation (DFB). Dooley featured in the 1994 and 1998 World Cup as a player for the USA and featured 81 times for the side overall. He was also inducted to the USA Soccer Hall of Fame in 2010 and had earned a number of accolades throughout his career in Europe with FC Kaiserslautern and Schalke 04 where he won a German Bundesliga Championship and a European Championship respectively. He was also an important member of the Major League Soccer during its early stages where he was also named to the leagues Best XI and MLS All-Star team on a number of occasions.