Citing a desire to sign a contract extension with Blackburn, U.S. goalkeeper Brad Freidel announced his retirement from international football yesterday. Friedel, who collected 24 clean sheets over the course of 82 international caps, played in 3 World Cups, including 2002’s run to the quarter-finals, the U.S’s best showing since 1930.

In addition to Blackburn, Friedel has played for Liverpool, Galatasary, Brondby and uh, the Columbus Crew.