U.S. ABROAD: Friedel joins list of American title winners
On Sunday, U.S. keeper Brad Friedel helped Blackburn Rovers defeat Tottenham Hotspur, 2-1, to lift the English (Worthington) League Cup. He is the third American, after John Harkes and Kasey Keller, to win that title. Here are other American products who have won titles abroad:STEVE BOYLE1999 Faeroe Islands First Division (KI)1999 Faeroe Islands Cup (KI)NICK BROUJOS1994 Irish FAI Cup (Sligo Rovers)1994 Irish Second Division (Sligo Rovers)1998 Irish League Cup (Sligo Rovers)PAUL CALIGIURI1991 East German First Division (Hansa Rostock)1991 East German Cup (Hansa Rostock)BRAD FRIEDEL1996 Turkish Cup (Galatasaray)2002 English League Cup (Blackburn)KASEY KELLER1997 English League Cup (Leicester City)DOMINIC KINNEAR1995 Mexican First Division (Necaxa)1995 Mexican Cup (Necaxa)JOVAN KIROVSKI1997 Toyota Cup (Borussia Dortmund)1997 European Champions League (Borussia Dortmund)MARCUS HAHNEMANN2001 English First Division* (Fulham)JOHN HARKES1991 English League Cup (Sheffield Wednesday)KELLY JACOBSON1999 Zimbabwean First Division (Highlanders)FRANK KLOPAS1989 Greek First Division (AEK Athens)1992 Greek First Division (AEK Athens)1993 Greek First Division (AEK Athens)EDDIE LEWIS2001 English First Division* (Fulham)CLAUDIO REYNA1999 Scottish Premier League (Glasgow Rangers)2000 Scottish Premier League (Glasgow Rangers)2000 Scottish FA Cup (Glasgow Rangers)STEVE TRITTSCHUH1991 Czechoslovakian First Division (Sparta Prague)* The English First Division is the second tier, below the Premier League.Note: Tom Dooley, who was born and raised in Germany and played for the U.S. national team from 1992 to 1999, won a German Second Division title in 1986 (Homburg), the German Cup in 1990 (Kaiserslautern), the German First Division title in 1991 (Kaiserslautern) and the 1996 UEFA Cup (Schalke 04). Earnie Stewart, another U.S. national team player who was raised abroad (Netherlands), celebrated a Dutch Second Division title in 2000 (NAC Breda). Preki Radosavljevic, before immigrating to the USA, was on the 1984 Red Star Belgrade team that won the Yugoslavian First Division.
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