Aug. 4, 2003
Pierre Barrieu is the U.S. MNT strength and conditioning coach, and an impassioned supporter of all things dealing with French Football. Joining the technical staff in January of last year, he led the fitness preparations for the 2002 FIFA World Cup and the 2003 Confederations Cup. Board certified and holding a Master' Degree in Sports Science from the University of Nancy in France, he was a professional team handball player and a member of the French National Team. Here he offers insight into the unique circumstances of French League football, as well predictions on the 2003-04 campaign.