Brad Friedel Admits Revolution Are Only At 70% In Terms Of Fitness

New England Revolution manager Brad Friedel is still not entirely happy with the fitness levels of his squad, even with the season a couple of matches. Brad Friedel is in his first major role as a manager after taking over at the Revolution for the 2018 MLS campaign. However, the former Tottenham and Blackburn goalkeeper has made a disastrous start in his new role. The team has picked up just one win in three league matches, although they are unbeaten in the last two.

The Revolution made a losing start to the season after a poor loss against Philadelphia Union in the first match. Even though the last two matches have been at home in New England, the games at the Gillette stadium have not provided the team with enough three points. After the recent with New York City, Brad Friedel admitted that his team was maybe only at 70% of the fitness levels that he likes to have in the setup.

Revolution Manager Brad Friedel Speaks about First Managerial Job

New England Revolution manager Brad Friedel claims that he has learned a lot from the game over his extended career as a goalkeeper. The 46-year-old played for the likes of Blackburn and Tottenham during a lengthy career, which primarily saw him play his football in the Premier league.

After recently returning back to the United States, Friedel has been expressing an interest in the coaching side of things. He received his first major break as the manager of the under 19 United States team. Now, he has just been appointed as the coach of New England Revolution, who had a pretty mediocre 2017 MLS campaign.

The lack of experience has been cited as a concern for New England Revolution ahead of the 2018 campaign. However, Friedel says that he has gained an impressive knowledge of managing the game over the course of his two decade long career. Since starting out in 1994, Friedel made the switch to European football in 1995 with Galatasaray. Even though he briefly returned to the United States for a spell with Columbus Crew, he is largely known for his time in English football with the likes of Liverpool, Blackburn, Aston Villa, and Tottenham. Since his retirement in 2015, he has been working with a lot of coaches too. After having played under several top coaches in his career, Friedel says that he will look to transfer the experience into the MLS.

Brad Friedel takes over in New England

Brad Friedel has taken over the head-coaching job at New England Revolution in the MLS and is the first management role of his career for the 46-year-old.

The former USA, Aston Villa, and Blackburn goalkeeper took over the reins earlier this week having been coach for the United States under-19 team.

Mauricio Pochettino disappointed with Swansea City draw

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has admitted that his disappointment after the club were held to a goalless draw by Swansea City at Wembley.

The north London giants brushed aside Borussia Dortmund by a 3-1 scoreline in a Champions League game at the national stadium in midweek, but they are still searching for an elusive league win in their temporary home.

Brad Friedel Reflects on His Time in English Football

Brad Friedel says that he is extremely happy that he has been accepted by English football fans as one of their own.

The American goalkeeper is one of the instantly recognisable names with regard to the last 25 years of the Premier League, as he spent the majority of his time playing for the likes of Blackburn and Aston Villa. He still holds the record for the most number of consecutive appearances, as it stands at 310. Friedel says that it was initially tough for him to convince fans in his first few years in English football, as there was a tendency to look American players as not being good enough for English football.


Fulham want Scott Parker to continue in his role as the coach if he is inclined to do so.

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Years after a stunning season the life of Manchester United youngster has taken a turn for the worst.

Tracing back his steps you might wonder if he regrets defying the coaching legend Sir Alex Ferguson. Macheda ignored the advice of Ferguson to join another Premier League side on a loan deal rather than buy into the talks of returning to his native Italy.


Surprise winners of the Premier League last year Leicester City – despite 5000:1 odds – have been impressive in the UEFA Champions League.

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Celtic FC legend Shunsuke Nakamura is hoping to break the Japanese record for the oldest outfield player, or at least one of the oldest.

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Brad Friedel Does Not Expect Liverpool To Sign New Goalkeepers This January

Former Tottenham goalkeeper Brad Friedel has seen players of position struggled to perform well at Liverpool under several managers.

Jurgen Klopp brought in Loris Karius as an option in the summer. After having managed to replace Belgian Simon Mignolet for much of the first half of the campaign, the German has lost his place in the Liverpool first-team. Both goalkeepers, though, have failed to provide confidence, as they have committed grave mistakes in the past. Even then, Friedel does not expect Klopp to step into the transfer market in January and strengthen the goalkeeper position.


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