There are signs that the level of football in the Philippines is improving. Indeed the national team has managed to win two games in the Southeast Asian (SEA) games.
This is the first time that the Philippines national team has won a match since 2011 and it is the first time in their history that they have managed to win two games in a single competition.
This is a major improvement over the last SEA games where the Philippines side suffered four defeats in four matches.
Although the wins have come against the weaker sides of the tournament, there are signs that the level of football in the Philippines is rising. And when you know that most of the players come from clubs playing in the domestic leagues you know that the Philippines soccer federation is doing something right.
Indeed the federation has invested in the development of glass root soccer, and this is definitely bringing dividends. The federation has created a number of competition for the youths and implemented different competition targeting different age groups.
These small changes are helping drive the level of football higher, and this is evident in the way the national team is playing now.
Josh Grommen was one of the most influential players in the team, and he said that he was happy to have participated in the Southeast Asian Game. He said that it was a wonderful experience for him and that he is looking forward to playing more games for the national team.
He said that the Philippines team now plays collectively better and that they can attack and defend better. He admitted that there is still a lot of work to be done, but he is sure they will become better as they spend more time on the training ground.