FC Baltimore Christos Announces 2019 Goalkeeper Coach- Phil Saunders

The FC Baltimore Christos Coaching Staff just got stronger.

Phil Saunders is currently the head coach at CCBC at Catonsville. He is also the Director of Goalkeeping at Baltimore Union and trains keepers from most other youth clubs in Baltimore. In his spare time Phil is a goalie for Christos FC, which most recently made a run beating Richmond Keepers in the US Open Cup before falling in the fourth round to the DC United.

Phil played professionally for two years in the Icelandic First Division for Bi/Bolungarvik in the 2014 and 2015 seasons, before returning home to play a season for the Baltimore Blast in the 2014/2015 season.

Before his pro career, Phil played for UMBC. Phil is tied for 2nd most shutouts in program history, having made the All Rookie Team in 2009, named team MVP in 2012, the All-America East Team in 2012 and 2013,  named most outstanding player in the America East Tournament in 2012, and captained the 5th nationally ranked team in 2013.

Before attending UMBC Phil played for the Baltimore Bays, winning a State, Regional, and the National Championship in 2011. He was also won the Golden Glove award for best keeper in the tournament, also being named for the National Best 11 Team. He attended Perry Hall High School, receiving All-County, All-Metro, and All-State honors as a Center Back in 2008. He was captain of the team in 2008 which reached the State Semi-Finals and was named team MVP.

FC Baltimore Christos continues to solidify the coaching staff. Tryouts are just around the corner. It looks like 2019 will be a historic campaign.

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