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Revolution fire head coach Brad Friedel; Mike Lapper named interim coach

Revolution fire head coach Brad Friedel; Mike Lapper named interim coach

It appears the New England Revolution's 5-0 loss to the Chicago Fire on Wednesday was the last straw for Brad Friedel.

The Revolution relieved Friedel of his head coach duties Thursday, naming assistant Mike Lapper the interim head coach, effective immediately.

Friedel's firing comes after a brutal 2-8-2 start to the 2019 season for the Revs, who sit in last place in the MLS' Eastern Conference and have the worst goal differential (-19) in the entire league.

Friedel, a former goalkeeper for several Premier League teams, was in his second season as New England's head coach after replacing Jay Heaps in November 2017.

He ends his Revs tenure with a 12-21-13 overall record.

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Highlights of the Revolution's 2-1 US Open Cup loss to Orlando City SC

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Highlights of the Revolution's 2-1 US Open Cup loss to Orlando City SC

FINAL SCORE: Orlando City SC 2, Revolution 1

IN BRIEF:  Benji Michel and Tesho Akindele scored in extra time as Orlando City SC held off the visiting Revolution 2-1 to reach the quarterfinals of the US Open Cup. Justin Rennicks scored his first professional goal in the extra session for the Revs. BOX SCORE

REVS RECORD: 4-8-4 (11th in Eastern Conference, this game not counted in MLS regular season standings)

HIGHLIGHTS:

TEAL BUNBURY TURNED AWAY BY ADAM GRINWIS:

BENJI MICHEL PUTS ORLANDO ON THE BOARD:

TESHO AKINDELE DOUBLES THE LEAD FOR ORLANDO: 

JUSTIN RENNICKS' 1ST PRO GOAL CUTS IT TO 2-1:

UP NEXT:
Vs. Philadelphia Union (MLS regular season), Wednesday, June 26, 7 p.m., NBC Sports Boston

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Highlights of the Revolution's 3-2 win over Red Bulls in US Open Cup

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Highlights of the Revolution's 3-2 win over Red Bulls in US Open Cup

FINAL SCORE: Revolution 3, Red Bulls 2

IN BRIEF:  Teal Bunbury scored in the 84th minute to tie it and in extra time to give the Revolution a 3-2 victory over the New York Red Bulls in a US Open Cup game in Montclair, N.J. BOX SCORE

REVS MLS RECORD: 4-8-4 (11th in Eastern Conference, this game not counted in MLS regular season standings)

HIGHLIGHTS:

JUAN AGUDELO PUTS REVS ON BOARD:

TOM BARLOW TIES IT FOR RED BULLS:

CRISTIAN CASSERES PUTS RED BULLS UP, 2-1

MATT TURNER SAVE ON PK KEEPS IT 2-1:

TEAL BUNBURY TIES IT UP FOR REVS:

BUNBURY PUTS REVS UP IN 110TH MINUTE:

UP NEXT:
Vs. Philadelphia Union, June 26, 7 p.m., NBC Sports Boston
 

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