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Richie Williams joins Bruce Arena's staff as Revolution assistant coach

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Richie Williams joins Bruce Arena's staff as Revolution assistant coach

New Revolution head coach Bruce Arena has added a veteran presence to his coaching staff, hiring Richie Williams as an assistant coach.

Williams, 48, has spent the last 15 years in various coaching roles within the MLS and the U.S. Men's National Team, and that includes two previous stints as an assistant under Arena — with the USMNT from 2017-18 and with the New York Red Bulls from 2006-07. 

"Richie and I have a relationship that dates back nearly 30 years, and I have the utmost confidence that he will bring the same energy, enthusiasm, and expertise of the game to the Revolution that he has throughout each stop of his coaching and playing career," Arena said in a team press release. "I look forward to bringing him onboard and getting him integrated into club as quickly as possible."

In addition to serving on Arena's staff previously, Williams has also played under Arena several times, winning an NCAA championship at the University of Virginia in 1991. The two also teamed up for three straight MLS Cup appearances with D.C. United, including championships in 1996 and 1997.

Williams most recently served as the head coach of D.C. United's USL Championship affiliate, Loudoun United FC, leading Loudoun to a 2-3-4 record in its inaugural season. The Revolution will give D.C. United an undisclosed amount of compensation for the hiring of Williams. 

Williams will officially join Arena's staff in June.

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Revolution defender Antonio Delamea's suspension rescinded, will play Saturday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