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Kamphgruppe
Michigan
Post #1
Friday March 29, 2019 9:06pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 784
So Brad Friedel questioned the mentality of MLS players because of a lack of pressure.

https://twitter.com/usmntonly/status/11116470....com%2Fmls

Personally I never needed external pressure to keep me motivated. I always wanted to win and pushed as hard as I was able in practice and during games. There are some people who need external motivators to keep them sharp.

Personally I think that Friedel has not been a great coach for New England and is trying to deflect attention away from himself with smoke and mirrors. He made the choice to coach in MLS without pro/reg. He plays vs other MLS teams who seem plenty motivated enough to beat New England.

BMD15
Boston
Post #2
Saturday March 30, 2019 12:28am

Joined Oct 2015
Total Posts: 145
Yeah - were not too thrilled with him up in New England at the moment...
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hamsamwich
Post #3
Saturday March 30, 2019 3:06am

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 3,103
Both can be true. New England is a dumpster fire of an organization but I also think Friedel has a point. I'm a fan of the MLS but a lot of that is true. Friedel however probably wasn't a great choice to begin with for New England, but I'm not sure anyone coaches this team to a success.

bjelks
Post #4
Saturday March 30, 2019 3:11pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,194
Friedel has played nearly 500 games in England's top division, as well as quite a few for MLS, and USA. I'll take his word for it.

He probably chose MLS to build his resume.

We literally have a losing MLS coach as USMNT manager right now, so I don't know what that says about our credibility or Friedel's inability to manage.
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