Thomas Dooley

Player Specifications
Position Technical Staff
DOB November 5, 1961
Height N/A
Weight N/A
Foot N/A
Nationality United States of America

Manager Evaluation

Philippines National Team

Thomas Dooley spent over 10 seasons (more than 250 matches) as a player in the German Bundesliga with heralded clubs such as Kaiserslautern, Schalke and Leverkusen. He emerged as a significant driver in Kaiserslautern’s German Cup victory in 1990 and 1 Bundesliga Championship in 1991. He later won the UEFA Cup with Schalke in 1997. He transferred to Major League Soccer that year and spent 4 seasons playing with the Columbus Crew and New York/New Jersey Metrostars, during which he played over 100 matches and earned MLS Best XI honors two times, was voted to the MLS All-Star team on multiple occasions and was named the team’s defensive player of the year and team MVP. Dooley was also a senior member of the US National Team having played in 81 matches including the World Cup in 1994 and 1998. He was named Captain of the 1998 team. Dooley was also inducted into the US Soccer Hall of Fame in 2010 in recognition of his service to US Soccer both on the international  level and domestically.

Dooley currently holds a UEFA A Coaching License from the German Football Federation (DFB) and has previously served as head coach and sports director at FC Saarbrucken in 2002-2003 while the team was in the 2 Bundesliga. He has recently served as an interim-assistant coach to Jurgen Klinsmann for the US National Team in 2011 and Assistant Coach for the USA U20 Youth National Team in 2011-2012. He was also the club director and coach for the U18 US Development League Champion in 2011.


Coaching (Philippines National Team):

  • UEFA A PRO License, German Football Association (DFB)
  • Head Coach and Sports Director, FC Saarbrucken, 2 Bundesliga and 3 Bundesliga, 2002-2003
  • Coach of USA Championship Winner  U18 US Development League (48 Games 3 loses), 2010-2011
  • Interim-Assistant Coach, US National Soccer Team, 2011
  • Assistant Coach, US National U20 Team, 2011-2013
  • Named head coach of Philippines National Football Team, February 2014

Playing Career:

  • 81 caps for U.S. National Team and 2-time World Cup player, 1994 and 1998
  • U.S. World Cup Team Captain, 1998
  • 21,818 Votes for MLS USA All-Star Team for Midfielder in Fan Balloting, 1998
  • MLS East Division Champion, 2000
  • MLS Fair Play Award, 1998, MLS Best XI, 1998 and Columbus Crew Defender of the Year, 1998
  • Columbus Crew, Team MVP, 1997 and MLS Best XI, 1997
  • UEFA Cup Champion, FC Schalke 04, 1997
  • US Cup Winner, 1995 and 1992
  • US Soccer Male Athlete of the Year, 1994 and 1993 and Honda U.S. Player of the Year, 1993
  • German Super Cup Champion, 1. Budesliga, 1991 and 1 Bundesliga Champion, 1.FC Kaiserlautern”, 1991
  • German Cup Champion, 1. Bundesliga, 1.FC Kaiserslautern, 1990
  • 2 Bundesliga Champion FC 08 Homburg”, 1995
  • 3 Bundesliga Champion FC 08 Homburg”, 1993