Revs blow lead in final minute, tie FC Dallas

Revs blow lead in final minute, tie FC Dallas

FRISCO, Texas Jeff Cunningham scored in the final minute ofstoppage time Wednesday night to give FC Dallas a 2-2 tie with the NewEngland Revolution, extending its club-record unbeaten streak to 16games.FC Dallas (10-2-13) scored twice in the final 10 minutesand has eight wins and eight ties during the streak, which is two shyof the MLS season record set by the Columbus Crew in 2004.David Ferreira's penalty kick in the 80th minute pulled FC Dallas within 2-1. Ferreira assisted on Cunningham's tying goal.ShalrieJoseph put New England (7-14-4) ahead in the fifth minute. IlijaStolica made it 2-0 in the 66th minute with a shot from the top-rightcorner of the goalie box.Cunningham's 130th career goal cameafter he entered as a substitute in the 61st minute. He took a passfrom Ferreira and knocked a shot into the left corner of the net frominside the goalie's box with his left foot.Ferreira missed a penalty kick in the 34th minute, shooting wide right for his first miss in four chances this season.Joseph'sfirst goal of the season was set by Chris Tierney, who directed avolley that Joseph controlled from about 10 yards before shooting itpast FC Dallas goalkeeper Dario Sala.Sala started in place ofKevin Hartman, the league leader with a 0.62 goals-against average.Hartman injured his right knee in last Thursday's 2-2 draw against NewYork and is out indefinitely.Stolica's goal was set up byRevolution goalkeeper Matt Reis' punt to Marko Perovic, who made across to Stolica from near midfield.-- Associated Press

Revolution introduce Brad Friedel as coach


Revolution introduce Brad Friedel as coach

New Revolution coach Brad Friedel was introduced to the media at Gillette Stadium on Monday and promised his "obsession with winning" will filter down to the rest of the organization.

“We have a lot of work ahead but we do have a lot of good players here, a lot of good pieces to this club,” Friedel said.  “One thing we can guarantee you — because you never want to guarantee too much in sport — is that you will get 100 percent commitment from myself and staff, as well as the players.

“And we’re going to be, hopefully, get to the obsession that I have with winning. And we’ll work our best to try and get those wins on the board that we can.”

Since retiring as a player, Friedel, a former UMNT goalkeeper who spent most of his career in Europe and the Premier League, has coached the US U-19 team and worked as a soccer analyst for FOX Sports. He's the eighth coach in the MLS franchise's 22-year history. He replaces Jay Heaps, the Revs' second-longest serving coach who led New England to playoff appearances from 2013-15, including an MLS Cup Final appearance in 2014. 

Friedel said it won't be difficult to adjust to coaching in the MLS after a long career in Europe. 

“That won't be hard to adjust to at all," Freidel said. "Not every team over in Europe or England, for that matter, has these enormous budgets. Working at clubs like Blackburn as a player, but then at Tottenham, I know it's a big club, but they work under a strict budget at Tottenham. You learn to work under whatever restrictions or not there may or may not be... 

"Whatever budget is given to us, we will work with. I think what's really important is the mentality of the players. Fans and players are usually the two most important things at every single club. Us as a staff, we're employed to try to make those players better. So, whatever players are in front of us, that's going to be our focus – on getting a team environment, a winning environment, and an environment where every player wants to work hard. It doesn't really matter where your budgets are.”

Friedel said he likes the potential on the Revs roster. 

"I think there's a lot of potential within the group. We're not going to go into details at the first press conference obviously with the squad itself. We have a lot of meetings ahead with that, but there's a lot of potential in the group... 

"This is not a team that is in disarray, that's for sure. I think there needs to be little tweaks to it, and then my staff and I need to go in and try to mold the team and get the confidence back. I think if you see – you can look at stats, stats don't lie – over 60 goals conceded is too much and that's something we'll need to address. But, we know what we need to address and we'll work hard to address those issues."

Report: Revolution hire Brad Friedel as new head coach


Report: Revolution hire Brad Friedel as new head coach

The New England Revolution have hired Brad Friedel as their new head coach, according to Ives Galarcep of

Friedel, 46, played goalkeeper for the Columbus Crew in 1996 and 1997 before spending 18 years in the Premier League and was the starting keeper for the United States National Team in the 2002 World Cup. He has spent the last two years coaching the United States Under-19 National Team.

The Revs fired head coach Jay Heaps and September and Tom Soehn filled in as interim head coach for the remainder of the season.