Team James creams Team Phil in rain-drenched match
Team James gets his revenge by beating Team Phil, 4-1, in the Clear Dream Match.

CHAMPS. Team James bounced back with a mighty win. Photo by Rappler/Josh Albelda.

MANILA, Philippines — Redemption complete.  

James Younghusband scored a brace to lead his team to a resounding 4-1 win over Team Phil in the Clear Dream Match on Saturday, August 24 at the rain-drenched University of Makati Football Stadium.

The older Younghusband drilled back-to-back goals to bring his squad from an early deficit before Izzo El Habbib sealed the deal with two more goals as James avenged his 2012 loss to Phil.

Phil opened scoring in the 4th minute, but James quickly retaliated with two goals in the next 23 minutes to push his team ahead, 2-1. 

El Habib, who was named MVP and Best Forward, snuck in a goal off a Simon Greatwich cross in the 35th before shutting the door on Team Phil with another goal in the 60th minute.

Other awardees were Yves Ashime (Best Defender), Saba Garmaroudi (Best Goalkeeper) and Chris Greatwich (Best Midfielder). –

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