April 23rd, 2013
04:56 PM ET

CNN Football Club: Brad Friedel answers your questions!

Brad Friedel has spent 16 years playing in England's top division. (Getty Images).
Brad Friedel has spent 16 years playing in England's top division. (Getty Images).

Brad Friedel has become part of the furniture in the English Premier League, spending 16 years in the division with a host of top clubs.

On Thursday, the formidable Tottenham Hotspur shotstopper made his debut for the CNN Football Club.

Friedel arrived in England in 1997 and has gone on to make nearly 500 appearances for Liverpool, Blackburn Rovers, Aston Villa and high-flying Spurs.

Now the former United States national team goalkeeper, who represented his country at two FIFA World Cups, has answered your questions as CNN FC put him On the Spot.

Friedel appeared alongside host Pedro Pinto to dissect the week’s European Champions League semifinals, which saw Barcelona beaten 4-0 by Bayern Munich and Real Madrid lose 4-1 to Borussia Dortmund as German clubs dominated the Spanish giants in the opening legs.

The team also debated this week’s poll question, which asked, '"Does responsibility come with superstar status?"

Vote in the poll above and don’t forget to tune in to the CNN Football Club on CNN International at 1600 GMT on Thursdays.

You can also have your say by following our @CNNFC Twitter account or visiting the show’s Facebook page.


soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. Mark Lovell @LovellLowdown

    Despite your long, relatively successful club career in England..do you regret not staying at Liverpool and fighting for your place/becoming nr1?

    April 23, 2013 at 5:32 pm | Reply
  2. Ian

    Have you ever lost your temper in a match?

    April 23, 2013 at 5:51 pm | Reply
  3. Tony

    Brad, how many World Cup cycles does the US national team need before they are to be serious contenders?

    April 23, 2013 at 10:37 pm | Reply
  4. Celo

    Did you ever wish you stayed with Galatasaray so, you could (possibly) be the #1 goalkeeper when Gala won the UEFA and Super Cup?

    April 24, 2013 at 7:54 am | Reply
  5. Tom Bird

    Brad has the Premier League record for most consecutive games played (310), so I was wondering what is his secret to staying injury free?

    April 24, 2013 at 9:39 am | Reply
  6. Jaspreet Singh

    Amongst the many managers you have worked under your relatively long and successful club career. Who has been the best person to work under and why?

    April 24, 2013 at 7:00 pm | Reply
  7. m kop

    Why you never played for one of the big clubs? You definitely had better quality than many keepers in England during your time.

    April 24, 2013 at 8:35 pm | Reply
  8. Imran Fariz

    How is AVB as a manager and as a person? How much has he grown as manager of Tottenham?

    April 25, 2013 at 10:36 am | Reply
  9. jose kreisher rae b. foscablo

    as a goalkeeper, who do you think is the best goalkeeper these days?

    April 25, 2013 at 4:00 pm | Reply
  10. Benjamin

    why does mourinoh always concede the game by playing defensive game. why should he not fight for the midfield with the opposing team since he has the players to do it.

    April 25, 2013 at 5:24 pm | Reply
  11. Desmond

    was a good player

    April 26, 2013 at 6:19 pm | Reply
  12. Dr. Cajetan Coelho

    Goal keepers tend to have a long life under the bar. 500 plus appearances in the EPL. Massive achievement. Congrats Brad.

    April 27, 2013 at 5:52 am | Reply
  13. Lin

    By the way, socer in England, did You know that FC Everton supposed to be sold to a Ukrainian billionaire?http://www.everton.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=314631

    April 29, 2013 at 2:22 pm | Reply

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