Josh Phillips

Josh Phillips
  • 5' 11"
  • 170 lbs.
  • 11-06-1991

What Scouts Say: "Hard-nosed defender who is very good in the air … I never saw him lose a challenge in the air … Really good leadership … Wears his heart on his sleeve … Pretty good athlete, but can be exposed at times … He's a hard man; he gets stuck in -- every MLS team needs a guy like that."

College (Gonzaga 2010-13): Four-year starter at Gonzaga and helped team to first 10-win season since 2000 … West Coast Conference Defender of the Year and third team all-Far West region as a senior in 2013 … As a junior in 2012, started 18 of 19 games … As a sophomore in 2011, second team all-WCC selection … Scored only career goal in fifth minute of overtime in 3-2 win vs. Loyola Marymount … As a freshman in 2010, Started 15 of 16 games and notched one assist.

Amateur: Veteran of three seasons in the Premier Development League … Played with Seattle Sounders U23s in 2013, appearing in seven games and scoring a stoppage-time goal to tie Kitsap Pumas … Played 2011-12 with Washington Crossfire, appearing in eight games in 2012 and five games in 2011, scoring once.

Prep: Attended Capital High School in Olympia, Wash. … Played two years of soccer, missing his sophomore and junior years due to U.S. Soccer Development Academy commitments … Led the team in scoring while playing forward as a freshman, then returned in midfield as a senior … Also kicked for the football team for two years, connecting on a 41-yard field goal in a 3A playoff game as a sophomore.

Club: Finished his club career with Washington Crossfire; also played with Washington Premier.

Personal: First team WCC all-academic in environmental studies in 2011.


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