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Revs release 2011 regular-season schedule

Revs release 2011 regular-season schedule

FOXBORO The New England Revolution on Thursday released their complete 2011 regular-season schedule, which begins Sunday, March 20 in Los Angeles and ends on Saturday, October 22 in Toronto.

The Revs' home opener, the date of which was already released, is Saturday, March 26 against D.C. United.

All but one of the games will be televised on Comcast SportsNet New England.

Among the other schedule highlights:

Defending MLS Cup champion Colorado will travel to Foxboro on Saturday, May 7.

The leagues newest clubs will come to Gillette Stadium this year. Portland comes to Foxboro on Saturday, April 2, and Vancouver will be here on Saturday, May 14.

Los Angeles makes its annual venture to the Boston area for Memorial Day weekend, facing the Revs on Saturday, May 28.

The Revolution will have one match July 4 at Real Salt Lake - broadcast nationally on ESPN2, while the teams 33 other matches are scheduled to be broadcast by Comcast SportsNet New England. Additionally, three matches will also be televised in Spanish on Galavision: March 20 at Los Angeles, May 28 against Los Angeles, August 28 at Philadelphia.

The schedule (all times Eastern):

DATEOPPONENT
TIME
TV
Sunday, March 20
at L.A. Galaxy
8 p.m.
CSNGalavision
Saturday, March 26
D.C. United
4:30 p.m.
CSNSaturday, April 2
Portland
7:30 p.m.
CSN
Wednesday, April 6
at Vancouver
10 p.m.
CSN
Saturday, April 9
Real Salt Lake
7:30 p.m.
CSN
Sunday, April 17
at Houston
7 p.m.
CSN
Saturday, April 23
Sporting K.C.
7:30 p.m.
CSN
Saturday, April 30
at Chivas USA
10:30 p.m.
CSN
Saturday, May 7
Colorado
7:30 p.m.
CSN
Saturday, May 14
Vancouver
7:30 p.m.
CSN
Saturday, May 21
at San Jose
10:30 p.m.
CSN
Saturday, May 28
L.A. Galaxy
8 p.m.
CSNGalavision
Saturday, June 4
at FC Dallas
8:30 p.m.
CSN
Saturday, June 11
at N.Y. Red Bulls
7:30 p.m.
CSN
Wednesday, June 15
Toronto FC
8 p.m.
CSN
Saturday, June 18
Chicago Fire
7:30 p.m.
CSN
Sunday, June 26
at Seattle
4 p.m.
CSN
Monday, July 4
at Real Salt Lake
8:30 p.m.
ESPN2
Saturday, July 16
Philadelphia
7:30 p.m.
CSN
Wednesday, July 20
at D.C. United
7:30 p.m.
CSN
Saturday, July 23
at Colorado
9 p.m.
CSN
Saturday, July 30
at Sporting K.C.
8:30 p.m.
CSN
Wednesday, Aug. 3
San Jose
8 p.m.
CSN
Saturday, Aug. 6
Chivas USA
7:30 p.m.
CSN
Saturday, Aug. 13
at Columbus
7:30 p.m.
CSN
Wednesday, Aug. 17
Houston
8 p.m.
CSN
Saturday, Aug. 20
N.Y. Red Bulls
7:30 p.m.
CSN
Sunday, Aug. 28
at Philadelphia
7 p.m.
CSNGalavision
Sunday, Sept. 11
FC Dallas
7:30 p.m.
CSN
Friday, Sept. 16
at Portland
10:30 p.m.
CSN
Saturday, Sept. 25
at Chicago Fire
4 p.m.
CSN
Saturday, Oct. 1
Seattle
7:30 p.m.
CSN
Saturday, Oct. 15
Columbus
7:30 p.m.
CSN
Saturday, Oct. 22
at Toronto
12:30 p.m.
CSN

Revolution introduce Brad Friedel as coach

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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

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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 Goal.com.

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.