Comparing the Premier League among Europe’s Big 5 Leagues

Many consider the English Premier League to be the most exciting football league in the world. When it comes to television viewers it is certainly the most popular and when it comes to revenue it’s in a league of its own.

The Premier League continues to be rich and popular but they have not fared so well in the UEFA Champions over the past three seasons with the Spanish La Liga winning each and providing five of the six finalists in the process. Barcelona and Real Madrid have even combined to win nine of the last 19 finals.

Brad Friedel reckons Bob Bradley would make Swansea play different Game

Brad Friedel reckons Bob Bradley would make Swansea play different kind of Football than some of the team’s previous coaches have.

Friedel opines that all the Swansea coaches in general have been the ones who have not been that bold and have been interested in only holding the opposition with some good looking ‘passing play’.

Will Brad Friedel have a new role besides being a club ambassador?

Brad Friedel retired from playing competitive football on May of 2015 which was when the 2015-16 season of the Premier League reached it’s end.

Ever since hanging up his gloves, the American shot-stopper has embarked on a new journey as a club ambassador for Tottenham Hotspur.


Togolese striker Emmanuel Adebayor might be on his way to join English Premier League side Sunderland based on current happenings at the club.

Sunderland were handed Adebayor but the club refused to sign him even on a free transfer. Reports making the rounds say Adebayor might make the move to Sunderland after the player’s move to French giant Lyon broke down. Despite lacking top striking options, Sunderland are reportedly not keen on adding Adebayor, but they might be forced to with the events at the club.


Jurgen Klinsmann reckons national anthem can’t be imposed on anyone and if a guy, who is representing the Yanks, but, is not born and brought up in the United States, does not want to mouth it, he will not pressurize him for it.

As per Klinsmann, there are some countries where if a national Footballer does not mouth the anthem, it becomes big news and makes the headlines of the newspapers the next morning. People see it as a sign of lack of commitment.

Oliver Bierhoff comments on his teammate Jurgen Klinsmann

Former Germany star Oliver Bierhoff believes that his international teammate Jurgen Klinsmann is thought to be one of the contenders to replace Roy Hodgson.

Klinsmann has long been linked with the role as the England national team manager. He came to prominence in the managerial world by leading Germany to a semifinal finish in the 2006 World Cup. Since then, he has developed a reputation for being a great national team manager rather than a club manager. He has been linked with the England managerial job on a few times, but has lost out to other contenders on all occasions.

Jurgen Klinsmann on deficiency of Legends from America in Football

Jurgen Klinsmann says the reason why there’s been no Footballing legend coming out of America is that the Footballers in the country are not hungry enough to look to make it to the higher level even if they have the talent to do so.

They develop the sense of contentment pretty early in their careers which stops their further development.

The American Footballers of late have been interested in joining Major League Soccer despite having the opportunity to play in bigger leagues. While, it does not surprise Klinsmann a lot for the money that comes with the MLS contracts, it does disappoint him as he is of the view that those sorts of players who are good enough to be wanted in Europe are not tested at all in the American League.


United States Under 19 team coach, Brad Friedel went scouting for new talents when he attended the playoffs for the Under 16s and Under18s at an event organized by the US soccer Development Academy at FC Dallas facility.

One hundred and ninety six teams participated in the event with more than 3,600 players in competition in the 17 fields available.

The Frisco facility event was held for seven days but there were no admission fees, concessions, rosters or even identifications for the players. Jeremy Gunn, the head coach of NCAA champion Stanford, was at the event. He said:
“This is where the best young players in the country are playing. There are an awful lot of great young soccer players playing for the different academy teams across the country.

“Academy soccer has been the highest level of youth soccer in this country in recent years. As a result, the talent pool is fantastic,” he added.

Brad Friedel as new U-19 squad head Coach

Former Blackburn Rovers goalkeeper Brad Friedel recently took over the U.S. U-19 squad as a head coach.

A player of immense experience at the top level, Friedel’s presence is expected to be a source of motivation and learning curve for the US youngsters. The national team is placing high hopes on the next generation, as they continue to make progress as far as the senior team is concerned. The US national team has come a long way since hosting the World Cup more than two decades ago. Friedel joined the U-19 squad as a head coach in January in what could be his first step into management.

Friedel making waves as USA U19 coach

Brad Friedel is currently impressing as the United States under-19 coach. The former Tottenham, Aston Villa, Blackburn and Liverpool player was named in January 2016 and will be responsible for the development of the youth players.


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