New MLS coaches mark new season
Los Angeles FC coach Bob Bradley's victory over Seattle in the team's Major League Soccer debut was the second time he'd guided an expansion franchise to victory in its opener. The first was 20 years ago, when he was coach of the Chicago Fire.
Bradley, while not new to MLS overall, is among a group of six coaches embarking on their first season with new teams. Last season was historic for its turnover.
FOXBORO — If there is one group that can commiserate with the fallen U.S. men’s national team it is the Revolution.
FOXBORO — Before the Revolution could officially move on from the Jay Heaps era, and before they could look forward to the final stretch of their season, there were some emotional scars to address.
As he closed out an era spanning the better part of two decades, Jay Heaps reflected on his tenure with Revolution in the best way he knew how.
New England Revolution fire coach Jay Heaps
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Revolution have fired coach Jay Heaps, who had been with the team as a player or coach for 15 seasons.
The team announced the move Tuesday. Assistant coach Tom Soehn will take over for the rest of the season.
The Revolution had been within a point of playoff position before losing back-to-back games by a combined score of 10-1.
To paraphrase another Gillette Stadium-based coach, the Revolution are on to Kansas City.
FOXBORO — The distractions are plentiful. The Patriots own the limelight around Gillette Stadium with the opening of training camp this week. Tomorrow, two of Italy’s Serie A juggernauts, Juventus and AS Roma, will clash in an international Champions Cup contest.
Even after four consecutive losses in MLS play, and their season slowly slipping away, the Revolution still had a trophy to play for, and a chance to gain some much-needed momentum going into the final stretch of the season.
Revolution look to bounce back from road loss to Philadelphia Union with better match at home against New York Red Bulls
FOXBORO — The New York Red Bulls come to town tonight, but the main focus of the Revolution has to be on themselves in the wake of some less-than-satisfying results of late.
FOXBORO — The MLS summer doldrums tend to knock one’s focus a tad off-kilter, but at the same time the league standings are so clogged a grind-it-out mentality is required to stay in the playoff places.
FOXBORO — As the Revolution left their Gillette Stadium environs following training yesterday and embarked for Canada’s BMO Field, where they will face first-place Toronto FC tonight, coach Jay Heaps said the focus will be on implementing a major effort from the get-go.
FOXBORO — Home cooking wasn’t enough for the Revolution last night, who saw their unbeaten run at Gillette Stadium this season come to an end with a 2-1 loss to the Chicago Fire in front of 21,548 fans.
FOXBORO — There was a discernible jump in the step of the Revolution players inside Gillette Stadium yesterday morning, as the squad put in final preparations for tonight’s clash with Eastern Conference front-runner Toronto FC.
FOXBORO — Diego Fagundez delighted a sun-splashed crowd of 18,651 on Salute to Heroes Day by scoring a pair of goals to lead the Revolution to a 2-1 revenge-minded victory over the Columbus Crew yesterday at Gillette Stadium.
Revolution take to new Gillette Stadium turf with 4-0 rout of Real Salt Lake
FOXBORO — Install new turf and the goals will come.
FOXBORO — All you need to know about the seamless assimilation which Revolution newcomer Antonio Delamea has made is to listen to him tell his most enjoyable experience to date with his new environs.
FOXBORO — Revolution coach Jay Heaps retreated into the recesses of Gillette Stadium after the tumultuous 2-2 draw against D.C. United last night and quickly surveyed the scene.
FOXBORO — The chaos erupted in the middle of the first half as one chance followed another. Most of them fell to a Revolution side desperate to extend a home winning streak to seven matches, but one gilt-edged opportunity landed with San Jose during the fury, too.
Revs look to answer many questions during two-week training in Arizona
FOXBORO — The middle of a snowstorm isn’t the ideal spot to continue preseason preparations, but the Revolution tromped through nevertheless.