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Columbus East FC

CEFC( offers a dedicated club soccer environment with an emphasis placed on player development within the group structure. CEFC has a partnership with Columbus East Soccer Association (CESA), a non-profit organization, which manages the CESA Easton Fields and its related programing. CEFC will provide, educated, committed, and energetic coaches within that structure. CEFC’s mission is to develop creative, skillful, technically sound, tactically aware, adaptable soccer players who understand, love and appreciate the game. These core values incorporate an understanding that winning at the youth level is not a prerequisite for molding and coaching elite soccer players. Winning tournaments and games are a byproduct of players who are developed and coached in the right way, and are not the end goal. 

310 Affiliate Club (
Brad Friedel is perhaps the most successful US soccer player of all time.  An Ohio native, he holds the English
Premier League record for most consecutive appearances, 310. After announcing his retirement, this May 2015, he has joined FOX Sports’ as its key soccer analyst. He will continue with his current club Tottenham Hotspur as the club’s official US Ambassador. He will also join the US Soccer Federation National Youth Development coaching structure.

As one of the most successful American players of all time, Friedel brings vast playing experience.  He played 82 games for the USMNT from 1992 to 2005 and represented his country at three FIFA World Cups.  After a college career at UCLA, including a National Championship, and a spell with MLS’s Columbus Crew, where he was named 1997 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year, Friedel moved to England and began an outstanding Premier League career first with Liverpool, and later, Blackburn Rovers, Aston Villa and Tottenham. In all, he played 668 games at top-level.  Friedel is currently completing his UEFA Pro License, the game’s highest coaching qualification. 

The 310 venture is a partnership between Brad and his commercial partner, Chief. 310-affiliated clubs will have the direct association with, and input from, Brad and Chief. The benefits include, amongst others; current and updated coaching curriculum; clinic opportunities; elite player assessment and opportunities, with links to domestic and international clubs where appropriate; and 310’s significant commercial relationships and network. 

Columbus East Soccer Association

P.O. Box 9556 
Columbus, Ohio 43209
Phone : 614-962-7222
Email : [email protected]
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