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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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Revolution defender Jalil Anibaba selected by Nashville SC in MLS Expansion Draft

Revolution defender Jalil Anibaba selected by Nashville SC in MLS Expansion Draft

New England Revolution defender Jalil Anibaba is on the move. 

Anibaba was selected by Nashville SC with their third pick in the MLS Expansion draft Tuesday night. The Revs will receive $50,000 in General Allocation Money to compensate for the loss of the 31-year-old.

In a Boston twist, it was Red Sox All-Star outfielder Mookie Betts, who also could be leaving the area this winter, announcing the new team's selections. Betts is from Nashville.

Nashville SC and Inter Miami CF will begin play in MLS next season and began filling their rosters in the draft Tuesday.  

In two seasons with the Revolution, Anibaba tallied one goal and three assists through 53 games played. 

Before joining New England, he played for the Chicago Fire (2011-13), Seattle Sounders (2014), Sporting Kansas City (2015) and the Houston Dynamo (2016-17). 

Revolution president Brian Billelo had some nice things to say about the defender following his pickup by Nashville. 

Anibaba's departure comes after the Revolution re-signed defenders DeJuan Jones and Brandon Bye while also adding left back Alexander Buttner and 16-year-old midfielder Damian Rivera. 

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New England Revolution re-sign defender Brandon Bye to new contract

New England Revolution re-sign defender Brandon Bye to new contract

The New England Revolution re-signed yet another Michigan native early Tuesday afternoon. 

After signing DeJuan Jones on Nov. 15, the Revs have re-signed defender Brandon Bye. The 23-year-old will occupy a roster spot in 2020 as he looks to improve in his third season with New England. He also tweeted about the news Tuesday:

Bye has appeared in 54 games, including 46 starts, while notching three goals and four assists. He was selected by the Revs with the No. 8 overall pick in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft out of Western Michigan University, where he led the Broncos to a MAC regular season championship in 2017.

Bye's deal comes after New England inked left back Alexander Büttner and 16-year-old midfielder Damian Rivera earlier this month. 

Check out Bye's highlights:

While the team continues to make key signings, they could see a player depart the organization Tuesday as either Inter Miami or Nashville SC could select a player who has not been protected by New England in the MLS Expansion Draft.

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