Veteran goalkeeper Brad Friedel
will join Fox Sports as a studio and game analyst for its expanded soccer coverage as it takes over as an MLS broadcaster and
FIFA rights-holder in 2015.
Friedel, 43, is expected to finish up his 18-year English playing career with his final season at Tottenham in the spring. He has occasionally worked for Fox
Sports in the past, contributed to its studio coverage of the 2012 and 2013 UEFA Champions League finals on Fox.
In the Fox Sports announcement, it stated that Friedel would contribute to
its coverage the Champions League, UEFA Europa League and England’s FA Cup, followed by MLS, national team games and Women’s World Cup in 2015.
“We’re excited to
have someone with Brad’s passion and versatility return to the fold,” Fox Sports executive vice president, production, John Entz
said in a
statement. “He’s a terrific communicator, and is able to offer unique perspectives on both American and European soccer that no doubt improves the quality and depth of our coverage.”