International retirement for Friedel

February 7, 2005
MIAMI -- Brad Friedel is missing the party, and not just Wednesday's World Cup qualifier in Carnival-crazed Trinidad.

Friedel announced Monday that he is retiring from the U.S. national team, leaving Kasey Keller as the favorite to be in goal through the 2006 World Cup.

``I would like to spend my time away from my club team with my family,'' Friedel said during a telephone conference call. ``The second reason is based on prolonging my club career, because I have picked ...

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