New England Revolution announce Brad Friedel as new head coach

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Revolution on Thursday named Brad Friedel as the club's newest head coach.

Friedel, the seventh head coach in club history, brings 25 years of professional and international experience to New England, most recently serving as head coach of the United States Under-19 Men's National Team, according to a club release.

Friedel, 46, will assume coaching duties immediately and will be introduced to the media in a press conference, streamed live on Revolutionsoccer.net, with Revolution President Brian Bilello and General Manager Michael Burns in the Gillette Stadium media workroom on Monday, according to the club.

“My staff and I are delighted and honored to have been hired by the New England Revolution,” said Friedel. “I can guarantee that we, the staff and players, will give 100 percent commitment to the club and our fans while looking forward to all the challenges ahead. We can't wait to get started right away building this club for the 2018 season.” 

In addition, the Revolution and Friedel hired two new assistant coaches to the club's technical staff: Mike Lapper and Marcelo Neveleff. Assistant coaches Tom Soehn, Carlos Llamosa, and Head of Fitness Aidan Byrne will not return to the club in 2018.


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