|Hometown:||Kelowna, British Columbia|
|Previous College:||Western Michigan|
Accumulated a total of 9 goals and 6 assists in two seasons with the Broncos...Named All-Mid-American Conference as a sophomore.
Canadian National Team
Played on both the national under-20 and under-23 squads...Competed internationally against 9 countries, including international powers such as Brazil, France, and Jamaica on the under-20 squad...Was a part of a 2-1 win over the US on the under-20 squad...Has been a member of Canada's under-23 team for the past two seasons, tallying a total of 4 goals and 2 assists...Recorded 2 goals and 1 assist in a 4-0 victory over Bulgaria (under-23)...Scored the game tying goal against France (under-23) in front of 15,000 fans which he regards as his most memorable moment in sports...In the 2-2 tie with France, he recorded the assist on the goal that he did not score.
Robert Douglas Friend was born on January 23, 1981 in Rosetown, Saskatchewan...Is a Business Economics major at UCSB...Hopes to one day play professionally in Europe and own his own business...Is a fan of Manchester United and player David Beckham...His favorite movies are "Gladiator" and "Snatch"...Enjoys reading "Maxim" and "Men's Health" magazines...Likes "That 70's Show"...When he is not playing soccer he is probably eating...Attended KLO Secondary School where he also played volleyball and rugby for the Cougars...Has one older sister, Jill, and one younger sister, Julie...Son of Doug and Connie Friend.