Report: American ‘keeper Friedel declared bankrupt

American goalkeeper Brad Friedel has reportedly been declared

bankrupt in England over debts relating to a football academy back

home.

The Daily Mirror says the ruling against the Aston Villa ‘keeper

was made in a Macclesfield county court on Thursday.

Friedel reportedly owes the backers of the Premier Soccer

Academies in Lorain, Ohio, about five million pounds ($8

million).

U.S. media reported in July 2009 that Premier Soccer Academies

was being sued in the Lorain County Common Pleas Court over unpaid

loans of $7.6 million.

The Daily Mirror says repossession proceedings began last month

on a house in Ohio belonging to Friedel.