New England Revolution

Brad Friedel

3 goals that define Kei Kamara’s career in New England

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A look back at the striker's top tallies.

Kei Kamara is off to Vancouver. After 48 starts and 19 goals with the Revolution, the MLS veteran will join the Whitecaps, his sixth American club in 11 professional seasons.

In Foxboro, Kamara showed flashes of the form that helped him win the MLS Golden Boot three years ago, though his playing style never seemed to align with the Revolution system.

Around The Forest: Brad Friedel ‘best fit’ for New England Revolution

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Tyler Adams and Jesse Gonzalez prep for Portugal, USL-MSL partnership five years in and more!

Portland

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Brad Friedel faces daunting task with Revs job

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The New England Revolution have taken a risk by hiring Brad Friedel. It's a calculated risk, for sure, but a risk nonetheless. It's a move with a number of ramifications and challenges, especially as MLS continues to evolve and teams like the Revs appear to be falling further and further behind.

After reports broke earlier this week that Friedel was set for the head coaching gig, the Revs confirmed the appointment of former U.

Brad Friedel will only be as good as the support the Revs give him

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Brad Friedel might be a good head coach, he might not be. What's more important is the Revs giving their head coach the resources to be successful in MLS.

The New England Revolution have hired a new head coach and according to reports, Brad Friedel will take control of a team that has been under performing (including missing the playoffs the last two years) since making the MLS Cup Final in 2014.

Report: Revs set to name Brad Friedel as new head coach

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A U.S. Men's National Team legend is set to take over the New England Revolution.

According to Goal USA, the Revs have hired Brad Friedel as the club's new head coach. The job will be Friedel's first professional club head coaching job after previously coaching the U.S. Under-19 Men's National Team.

Major League Soccer

MLS Half-Day Trade Window Roundup: Kei Kamara, Walker Zimmerman, and more

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Only hours after Toronto FC lifted the 2017 MLS Cup, MLS opened a brief trade window Sunday morning. Teams could conduct player trades for four short hours between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. and several teams took advantage.

Here's a closer look at all of the day's action:

Whitecaps acquire Kei Kamara from Revs

New England Revolution striker Kei Kamara is headed to western Canada as the Vancouver Whitecaps acquired his services.

Brad Friedel feels excited, prepared for first professional coaching job with Revs

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New England Revolution head coach Brad Friedel and general manager Mike Burns are more than familiar with each other, but it wasn't just the close connection between the former U.S. Men's National Team players that brought Friedel to New England.

"Brad was one of my first calls, and he said it – not as a friend," Burns said at Friedel's introductory press conference on Monday.

New England hires Brad Friedel as coach

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Former USMNT goalkeeper and TV pundit Brad Friedel is now the coach of the New England Revolution. Friedel holds a UEFA Pro license and coached the USMNT U-19 squad. New England announced the hire on Thursday. Friedel brings with him assistant coaches Mike Lapper and Marcelo Neveleff.

Revolution announce hiring of Brad Friedel as head coach

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The New England Revolution are turning to an American goalkeeping legend with experience in the U.S. Men's National Team youth system as their next head coach.

The club announced on Thursday that Brad Friedel will replace the fired Jay Heaps for the 2018 season. The deal was originally reported by Goal USA on Tuesday.

Around The Forest: New England Revolution hire Brad Friedel as head coach

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Robbie Rogers retires, a lot of roster moves as most teams head into the offseason and more!

Major League Soccer

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Robbie Rogers called time on his groundbreaking 11-year professional playing career on Tuesday, a run that included two MLS Cup championships and the distinction of becoming the first openly gay male athlete to compete in a top North American professional sports league.

Playing to win in DC, New England, and Philadelphia

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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Nov 3, 2017) US Soccer Players - We're in the midst of the 2017 MLS Cup playoffs. The best teams in the league battle it out for supremacy on fields from Cascadia to New York City. Meanwhile, a quieter, much less fun process is unfolding in all of the cities left out of the postseason party.

Rowe scores late, Revolution spoil Patrice Bernier retirement party

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It was Patrice Bernier's going away party at Stade Saputo but the New England Revolution were not going to give them an easy matchup. With goals from Diego Fagundez, Krisztian Nemeth, and Kelyn Rowe, the Revolution spoiled the party and ran away with a 3-2 victory in stoppage time.

High on emotions, Stade Saputo was thrown a cold shower by Diego Fagundez at the 19th minute.

Revolution settle for scoreless draw against Atlanta United

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In the first ever meeting between Atlanta United and the New England Revolution just over two weeks ago, the Five Stripes tied an MLS record with a seven-goal margin of victory over the Revs.

The rematch was a far more subdued affair as Atlanta United and the Revolution settled for a 0-0 draw at Gillette Stadium.

Orlando City exacts revenge on Revolution with home beatdown

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Orlando City hit the six-goal mark in a game for the first time this season, rolling past the 10-men New England Revolution 6-1 on Wednesday evening.

Jason Kreis saw five different players get on the scoresheet with Kaka leading the way with a brace. VAR was used in this match, as Xavier Kouassi was sent off in the 11th-minute.

Replacing an MLS coach

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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Sep 22 2017) US Soccer Players - At least two MLS team and perhaps more will enter the offseason on the hunt for new head coaches. The New England Revolution's dismissal of Jay Heaps opens up another job this winter to go along with the Colorado Rapids vacancy. That one is already the subject of rumors linking at least five different men with the position formerly held by Pablo Mastroeni.

The New England Revolution now

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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Sep 20 2017) US Soccer Players - The fifth coaching casualty of the 2017 MLS season fell on Monday evening when the New England Revolution fired Jay Heaps.

Heaps was on the job for all or parts of six seasons. A former Revolution player, he took over for longtime coacj Steve Nicol after the 2011 campaign, moving from the broadcast booth to do so.

Report: Revs fire head coach Jay Heaps

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Goal USA is reporting that the New England Revolution have fired head coach Jay Heaps.

The Revs are on the outside of the playoff picture for the second year in a row at the moment, and are in a spell where they have lost their last two matches by a combined score of 10-1. They have accrued three red cards in that time, as well.

Abraham

Abraham has no regrets about Nigeria snub

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Burton-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) – New England call-up Tammy Abraham says he never considered playing for Nigeria at international level despite repeated overtures from the Nigerian Football Federation.

Abraham’s father is Nigerian and a childhood friend of Nigerian federation president Amaju Pinnick, who claimed in September that Abraham had decided to play for the west African country.

Abraham has no regrets about Nigeria snub

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Burton-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) – New England call-up Tammy Abraham says he never considered playing for Nigeria at international level despite repeated overtures from the Nigerian Football Federation.

Abraham’s father is Nigerian and a childhood friend of Nigerian federation president Amaju Pinnick, who claimed in September that Abraham had decided to play for the west African country.

New York City FC

Diego Fagundez sends Revs to home win past 10-man NYCFC

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. Although the New England Revolution's season will end in disappointment after being eliminated from playoff contention last weekend, the Revs have been one of the best home teams in MLS.

On Sunday night, the Revolution pocketed their franchise record 12th home win, thanks in part to a 26th-minute red card to New York City FC's Jack Harrison and a brace from Diego Fagundez to lead the hosts to a 2-1 victory.

Revolution 2, NYC FC 1: Revs break club record in weird season

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The Revs grabbed their 12th home win on Sunday.

The New England Revolution might've missed the playoffs but they did set a new club record for most home wins in a season. On Sunday, the Revs beat New York City FC 2-1 to collect three points at home for the 12th time in 2017.

The game's defining moment came in the 26th minute when Jack Harrison was shown a red card for a straight-legged tackle on Teal Bunbury.

Toronto FC

Bethlehem Steel FC could make history in Rochester

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It's as easy as win and in

What a year it has been. In a season of twists and turns, hot and cold runs, and a few surprising season series wins, Bethlehem Steel FC are three points away from the USL playoffs. They just have to get past a pretty cohesive Rochester side.

After a solid and really entertaining throttling of a struggling Toronto FC II side, Bethlehem just need another similar performance against Rochester, who are also practically a lock for the playoffs this year.

Tom Soehn interested in becoming the Revolution’s permanent manager

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Soehn would "of course" be interested in coaching the Revs in 2018.

The departure of Jay Heaps could be a sign that big changes are coming to the New England Revolution. In fact, the roster and coaching staff could look radically different next year. While the future is unclear, interim head coach Tom Soehn wants his players to enjoy these last few games.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 9/24/17

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Union win big, USMNT World Cup jersey leak, and more in the links.

Philadelphia Union News

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Chris Pontius helped the limping Union stun the potent Fire, 3-1, on Saturday night, ending a six-game winless streak.

Revolution grab late winner against TFC

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It took 80 minutes for goals to grace the match, but the New England Revolution escaped the last goalfest with the three points, beating Toronto FC 2-1 at Gillette Stadium.

The deadlock was broken in the 82nd minute, with the home side taking the advantage. Chris Tierney found Lee Nguyen running into the penalty area, who inched closer to goal before taking his shot.

Revolution 2, Toronto 1: Late goals give Revs three points

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Well those last few minutes were fun, huh?

After allowing ten goals in two games, the New England Revolution recorded 2-1 win over league-leading Toronto FC.

Toronto's Tosaint Ricketts appeared to score a goal in the 23rd minute but the striker was deemed offside. Ricketts threatened the Revs' net three minutes later, but Cody Cropper was there to make an outstretched save.

New York Red Bulls

Philadelphia Union U17s make it two in a row to start GA Cup run

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The Union U17s edged New England Revolution 2-0 on Saturday afternoon to make it two wins out of two in regional play

Day two of the first leg of the east regional for the Generation adidas Cup produced another result for the Philadelphia Union U17s as they made it two wins out of two with a 2-0 win over New England Revolution on Saturday.

New England 0, Atlanta 0 - Revs Press Holds Atlanta Scoreless

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The Revs kept all 11 players on the field and had a great gameplan, but couldn't find a goal.

The New England Revolution are still not mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, but a scoreless draw with Atlanta United might not be enough to help their diminishing chances.

Brad Guzan made five saves and was aided by five blocked shots as Atlanta held on for a road point and remained in third place in the Eastern Conference standings.

Jay Heaps

USWNT win, NASL lawsuit, and more: Freedom Kicks for September 20, 2017

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Also Jay Heaps is out in New England, yesterday was wild

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Jay Heaps' firing the first in a long line of changes needed for the Revolution

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Change was needed for the New England Revolution. It was not hard to see. Even putting aside the abysmal and inexcusable results of the past week, the team had, at best, stagnated or, at worst, fallen further and further behind the pack that is consistently competing in MLS.

The process of change began on Tuesday when the club announced the firing of Jay Heaps, and it is one of several needed if the Revs want to rediscover themselves in the long-term.

Revs fire Heaps: Three thoughts

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A quick-fire reaction to the coach's dismissal.

The New England Revolution made big news on Tuesday when they announced the firing of long-time coach Jay Heaps. We'll have plenty of coverage in the coming days but here are three quick-fire thoughts.

1. The last two games hurt Heaps' legacy.

The Rest

Kei Kamara traded to Vancouver

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Kamara is heading to the west coast.

Kei Kamara has been traded to the Vancouver Whitecaps in exchange for Vancouver's 2019 natural first-round SuperDraft pick and a conditional 2020 natural second-round SuperDraft pick.

Kamara, 33, joined the New England Revolution on May 12, 2016 after a year and half with Columbus Crew SC.

Major Link Soccer: Roster cuts across the league

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Plenty of former Sounders and bench depth are now available in one of the upcoming drafts.

Seattle

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Assessing the Revolution coaching rumors

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Here are the names we've heard so far.

The New England Revolution are looking to name their next head coach before the end of November, according to club president Brian Bilello. Although we don't really know the direction the Front Office will go, we have heard the names of some of the people who have interviewed for the job.

The Revs Need a Box-to-Box Midfielder

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The Revs need to do some off-season shopping and top of their list should be a steady presence in the midfield.

The New England Revolution have a good squad. In fact, they have a squad that shouldn't be missing the playoffs two years in a row. Adding three new central defenders in Claude Dielna, Benjamin Angoua, and Antonio Delamea, along with striker Krisztian Nemeth were good pieces, but the Revolution still have one major void left to be filled.

NE Revolution 2:1 NYCFC

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Revolution reportedly interview former Argentina National Team coach

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Daniel Passarella has interviewed for the Revs head coaching job, per his agent.

The New England Revolution have interviewed former Argentina manager Daniel Passarella for their head coaching position, according to agent Matias Lipman.

Passarella, 64, was a defender who made 447 appearances between 1971 and 1989.

A.J. Soares want Shalrie Joseph to be Revs interim coach

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Coach Shalrie? Soares likes the idea.

Everyone has an opinion on what should happen next for the New England Revolution, including former player A.J. Soares.

Soares, who played in Foxboro from 2011-2014, took to Twitter on Tuesday to comment on who should serve as the interim coach after the firing of Jay Heaps.

New England makes a change

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The soccer news starts with the official announcement that Jay Heaps is no longer the coach of the New England Revolution. Goal.com's Ives Galarcep had the story last night, the capper on a ridiculous week for the Revs.

For anybody paying attention past the score line in that 7-0 loss at Atlanta and the 3-1 loss at Kansas City, red cards were a problem.