The campaign for the AFF Suzuki Cup 2018 and the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 begins this month as the Philippines Men’s National Team face Bahrain in a FIFA International Friendly Match scheduled on Thursday 6 September 2018 at the Bahrain National Stadium in Riffa, Bahrain.
The team is led by new head coach Scott Cooper, who hails from England and had prior coaching stints in Thailand and Indonesia. He is assisted by Chris Greatwich and Steve Marsella.
Midfielder Stephan Schrock returns to the squad. Defender Amani Aguinaldo and midfielder Luke Woodland also make their national team return after injury.
Angel Guirado was also called up to the squad. The midfielder was part of the team that participated in the CTFA International Tournament last December 2017. Ceres Negros FC forward Curt Dizon is also included in the squad.
The first batch of the team left for Bahrain last Monday 3 September 2018 with the rest of the squad to follow.
- Neil Leonard ETHERIDGE – Goalkeeper – Cardiff City FC (England)
- Amani AGUINALDO – Defender – Ceres Negros FC
- Carlos DE MURGA – Defender – Ceres Negros FC
- Junior MUÑOZ – Defender – Ceres Negros FC
- Daisuke SATO – Defender – Sepsi Sfantu Gheorghe (Romania)
- Hikaru MINEGISHI – Midfielder – Pattaya United (Thailand)
- Paul MULDERS – Midfielder – Ceres Negros FC
- Manuel OTT – Midfielder – Ceres Negros FC
- Mike Rigoberto OTT – Midfielder – Ceres Negros FC
- Patrick REICHELT – Midfielder – Ceres Negros FC
- Adam TULL – Midfielder – Davao Aguilas FC
- Dylan DE BRUYCKER – Midfielder – Davao Aguilas FC
- Stephan SCHROCK – Midfielder – Ceres Negros FC
- Luke WOODLAND – Midfielder – Suphanburi FC (Thailand)
- Curt Jordan DIZON – Forward – Ceres Negros FC
- Angel GUIRADO – Forward – Negiri Sembilan FA (Malaysia)
- Philip James YOUNGHUSBAND – Forward – Davao Aguilas FC
- Patrick DEYTO – Goalkeeper – Davao Aguilas FC
- Louie Michael CASAS – Goalkeeper – Global Cebu FC
- Nathanael Ace VILLANUEVA – Goalkeeper – Kaya FC Iloilo
- Stephan PALLA – Defender – Buriram United (Thailand)
- Fitch ARBOLEDA – Forward – Stallion Laguna FC
- Jovin BEDIC – Forward – Kaya FC Iloilo