Former USMNT and Premier League goalkeeper Brad Friedel joined FOX Sports’ soccer coverage in December 2015 to serve as a studio and game analyst.
IN FRONT OF THE SCREEN
Friedel, an Ohio native contributes to FOX Sports’ coverage of European soccer including the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and England’s FA Cup. He also provides commentary for Major League Soccer and U.S. Men’s National Team productions. No stranger to FOX Sports, Friedel previously contributed to the network’s coverage of the 2012 and 2013 UEFA Champions League Finals. He was also a studio analyst for BBC’s 2014 World Cup coverage in Brazil.
IN FRONT OF THE NET
Friedel brings vast playing experience to his television commentary as one of the most successful American players of all time. He played 82 games for the USMNT from 1992 to 2005 and represented his country at three FIFA World Cups. After playing college soccer at UCLA and a spell with MLS’s Columbus Crew where he was named 1997 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year, Friedel moved to England to begin his stellar Premier League career with Blackburn Rovers, Aston Villa and Tottenham. He holds the league record for most consecutive appearances with 310. In total, Friedel has played 586 first class games in England and has 668 club appearances worldwide. At age 43, he is the oldest active player in the Premier League. Friedel has a UEFA A Coaching license and is also working towards earning the select UEFA Pro License, the game’s highest coaching qualification.