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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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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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