Bradley Howard Friedel or famously known as Brad Friedel is a retired American soccer player who plays as a goalkeeper for United States National Team.
Friedal has also played for some famous English soccer clubs like Liverpool, New Castle United, Tottenham Hotspur, Aston Villa etc to a name a few. He is currently the head coach of American Major League Soccer club, New England Revolution.
Brad Friedel's Early Career
Brad Friedal was born on May 18, 1971, in Lakewood, Ohio, the United States of America and is of American nationality. He did his schooling from Western Elementary School, Bay Middle School, Friedal later played soccer in the University of Carolina, Los Angeles, USA.
Brad Friedel's Net worth and Salary
Brad owes a lender company called RBS Citizens a sum of £5 million despite earning £40,000 as a weekly salary from Aston Villa.
He was also reported to own a home worth £2,60,000 and looking at his professional football career and omitting his financial crisis, his net worth is assumed to around $ 1.5 million.
Brad Friedel's Career
He started his senior career with US soccer club, USSF in 1994. Later he went on to play for several English clubs such as Newcastle United, Liverpool, Blackburn Rovers, Aston Villa and Totten ham Hotspur. Besides playing for several English clubs, he has played for Brondby, Galatasaray and Columbus Crew.
He began his senior international playing career with the USA in 1992 and represented USA at the 2002 FIFA World Cup. Friedal has played 82 international matches for the USA until he announced his retirement in 2005.
Brad Fiedal Post Retirement
After retiring from the soccer, he served as the studio pundit in the BBC 2014 FIFA World Cup and later was seen appearing on game shows such as BBC’s Match of the Day, Radio Five Live and Setanta Sports.
He served as the head coach for the United States U-19 teams and was the assistant coach of under 20 USA team that went on to win the CONCACAF U 20 Championship in 2017.
The former American soccer goalkeeper was selected as the head coach for MLS soccer team, New England Revolution on November 9, 2017, after the previous coach, Jay Heaps was fired by the club in September 2017.
Brad Fiedal Personal Life
The Ohio native, Brad Friedel is a huge fan of NFL team, Cleveland Browns. He opened a nonprofit soccer academy in his hometown of Ohio that cost around $10 million that provides a full scholarship for aspiring soccer player age 12 and over.
But the academy in 2008 survived the bankruptcy to finally closing in 2011's financial crisis.
Talking about his personal life, he is married to his wife and longtime girlfriend, Tracy Fiedel in 1999.