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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 from the Revolution's 3-3 draw with Orlando City SC

Highlights from the Revolution's 3-3 draw with Orlando City SC

FINAL SCORE: Revolution 3, Orlando City 3

IN BRIEF: Orlando City responded to a first-half blitz from the Revs with two goals in the early part of the second 45 minutes, earning a draw on Saturday night. 

BOX SCORE

REVS RECORD: 10-11-9 (40 points, 6th in Eastern Conference)

HIGHLIGHTS:

OWN GOAL PUTS THE REVS UP EARLY

NANI GETS ONE BACK ORLANDO SHORTLY AFTER

PENILLA CHIPS IT OVER THE KEEPER TO GIVE THE REVS A LEAD

ORLANDO DRAWS CLOSER

NANI TIES IT

 

UP NEXT:
@ Real Salt Lake, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., NBC Sports Boston

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Revolution defender Antonio Delamea's suspension rescinded, will play Saturday

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Revolution defender Antonio Delamea's suspension rescinded, will play Saturday

Revolution defender Antonio Delamea had his one-game suspension and fine rescinded and will be eligible to play in the Revs' game Saturday against Orlando City SC in Florida.

The Independent Review Panel, consisting of one representative from the U.S. Soccer Federation, one representative from the Canadian Soccer Association and one independent representative nominated by the Professional Referee Organization, unanimously rescinded the suspension and accompanying fine for the red card Delamea received in the ninth minute of the Revs' loss to New York City FC Sept. 7.

Each MLS team is allowed two unsuccessful appeals of suspensions per season, including the playoffs. Since the Revs' successfully appealed, they maintain two unsuccessful appeals for any future send-offs this season.

New England (10-10-9) is just above the playoff line with 39 points. Orlando (9-13-8) is four points below. 

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