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Highlights of Revolution's 3-0 loss to Chelsea in 'Final Whistle on Hate' charity match

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Highlights of Revolution's 3-0 loss to Chelsea in 'Final Whistle on Hate' charity match

FINAL SCORE: Chelsea FC 3, Revolution 0

IN BRIEF:  Ross Barkley scored two goals to lead Chelsea FC to a 3-0 victory over the New England Revolution on Wednesday night in the "Final Whistle on Hate" charity match at Gillette Stadium that raised more than $4 million for organizations combatting anti-semitism and discrimination. It was New England's first match since naming Bruce Arena coach and sporting director earlier this week. 

HIGHLIGHTS:

REVS' MATT TURNER AND SCOTT CALDWELL ON WHAT THE MATCH MEANS TO THEM:

UP NEXT:
@Montreal Impact, Saturday, 1 p.m., NBC Sports Boston

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Revolution name Bruce Arena new head coach, sporting director

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Revolution name Bruce Arena new head coach, sporting director

The New England Revolution wasted little time finding a replacement for head coach Brad Friedel and general manager Michael Burns.

The Revolution on Tuesday named former U.S. Men's National team coach Bruce Arena their new head coach and sporting director.

The Revs parted ways with Burns on Monday and let Friedel go last Thursday.

Arena comes with a lengthy résumé highlighted by nearly a decade with the U.S. national team from 1998 to 2006. The 67-year-old also has 14 years experience as an MLS coach and owns a record five MLS Cup titles, three of which came with the Los Angeles Galaxy.

"Bruce is one of the most successful coaches in American soccer history, and we feel his commitment to excellence, track record of winning championships in Major League Soccer, as well as his success at the international level, makes him the best person to bring the Revolution back to MLS Cup contention," Revs Investor/Operator Robert Kraft said in a statement. "We have known Bruce dating back to the advent of MLS, and we have full confidence that he will raise the level of our club to the standard we all expect and demand.”

Arena will assume sporting director responsibilities immediately, but a date still isn't set for him to take over head coach duties. Mike Lapper currently is serving as interim coach for the Revs, who sit in last place in MLS' Eastern Conference at 3-8-2.

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Revolution part ways with GM Michael Burns

Revolution part ways with GM Michael Burns

The New England Revolution announced Monday that they have parted ways with general manager Michael Burns.

Burns served the role for seven years after a successful playing career from 1996-2002, which included 75 appearances for the U.S. Men's National Team. 

The Revs recently fired head coach Brad Friedel and named Mike Lapper interim head coach after a disappointing start to this season. They currently sit in last place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 3-8-2 (11 points).

The team seems to have responded well to the change, winning their first game under Lapper 3-1 over the San Jose Earthquakes

Regarding what the team's next steps will be, team President Brian Biello said, "We expect to make an announcement related to leadership of the soccer organization in the coming days.”

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