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Brad Friedel hired as coach of New England Revolution

  • FILE - In this July 17, 2014, file photo, Brad Friedel warms up during Tottenham Hotspurs practice at Virgina Mason Athletic Center in Renton, Wash. Former U.S. national team goalkeeper Brad Friedel is the new head coach of the New England Revolution. The appointment was announced on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/The Seattle Times, Madeleine Meyer, File) Madeleine Meyer

  • FILE - In this March 8, 2016, file photo, former professional soccer player Brad Friedel, center left in white shirt, and current professional soccer player Robbie Keane attend an NBA basketball game between Los Angeles Lakers and Orlando Magic, in Los Angeles. Former U.S. national team goalkeeper Brad Friedel is the new head coach of the New England Revolution. The appointment was announced on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File) Ringo H.W. Chiu


Associated Press
Thursday, November 09, 2017

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Former U.S. national team goalkeeper Brad Friedel is the new head coach of the New England Revolution.

The 46-year-old Friedel most recently served as head coach of the U.S. under-19 national team. The appointment was announced on Thursday.

Friedel made 82 appearances for the United States over 13 years and was on the national team’s roster for three World Cups, including the American team that advanced to the quarterfinals in 2002.

His club career was highlighted by 17 Premier League seasons, including stints with the Blackburn Rovers, Liverpool, Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur.

He has been with the U.S. under-19 team since January, also serving as an assistant on the under-20 team to head coach Tab Ramos.