What They're Saying: Thomas Dooley

“We had no team spirit, no positive team energy -- nothing. After the coach announced the roster, we got the bonus and then there was just selfishness. The players didn’t listen anymore. They were against each other. The coach lived in a different hotel. Everything was negative. I didn’t want to be a part of it, and I wanted to go home.”

-- Thomas Dooley, now the head coach of the Philippines men's national team, on the low point of his U.S. natonal team career: the 1998 World Cup when the USA was last out of 32 teams at the tournament. (New York Times)
1 comment about "What They're Saying: Thomas Dooley".
  1. Bob Ashpole, November 25, 2016 at 2:06 p.m.

    There is no player I respect more than Thomas Dooley. I still remember him sprinting end-to-end and back again late in the 1997 tie with Mexico at Azteca stadium. Sets a high standard for the rest of us to follow.

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