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Phil Wheddon

USSF Instructor

In 2005, Phil became an assistant coach and goalkeeper coach with the U.S. Men’s National Team, which won the 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup and competed in the 2006 FIFA World Cup.


In 2007, he returned to his position with the Women’s National Team and helped the squad to a third-place finish in the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The U.S. Women then went on to reclaim Olympic gold medal in Beijing in 2008, defeating Brazil, 1-0, in the final.


Phil is the only coach to serve on the staffs of both the Men’s and Women’s National Teams and attend FIFA World Cups with each team.


Phil has trained some of the best goalkeepers in the world, including Hope Solo, Brianna Scurry, Tim Howard and Kasey Keller to name a few.

In 2000, he served as the goalkeeper coach for the NY/NJ MetroStars of MLS, which won the 2000 Eastern Division Title, before becoming the assistant coach for the Boston Breakers in 2001.


Phil has been a U.S. National Licensing instructor since 2001, teaching the National Goalkeeping License and other USSF courses for over a decade.


As well as being an instructor for the USSF, Phil holds his USSF A License and National Goalkeeper License

Mike Toshack

1st Team GK Coach - Portland Timbers

Mike Toshack marks his third season as the Timbers goalkeeper coach in 2014. He has served as a goalkeeper coach in MLS for the past seven seasons and won the MLS Cup with the Houston Dynamo in 2007.


Prior to joining Portland, Toshack was a member of the coaching staffs in Houston (2007- 08) and Toronto FC (2009-11). Under his guidance, Toshack’s goalkeepers have regularly ranked among MLS’s top performers each season. In 2013, goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts received the MLS Goalkeeper of the Year and was named to the MLS Best XI. In Houston, former goalkeeper Pat Onstad recorded the league’s best goals-against average in 2007. During Toshack’s time at Toronto FC, goalkeeper Stefan Frei was a finalist for the 2009 MLS Rookie of the Year and finished among leaders in saves in 2010 and 2011.


Before working in MLS, the Prescott, Ontario, native was the director of goalkeeping for the Vancouver Whitecaps, then of the USL First Division, from 2005-06. He worked with goalkeepers at all levels of the club and helped coach the first team to the USL-1 title in 2006. Additionally, Toshack served as an assistant coach with the Montreal Impact from 2002-03.

Toshack also served as the goalkeeper coach with the Canada U-20 National Team from 1998-2001. That position took him around the world, including Argentina, where the 2001 FIFA U-20 World Youth Championships took place.

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