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May 15, 2019, 1:02 pm

Revolution hire Bruce Arena as coach, sports director

After observation the Revolution clang and burn in the aboriginal part of the MLS season, relation distinct it would be amended if the organisation played Arena ball. That much became definite Tuesday when the Revs employed Bruce Arena to director the team and regenerate discharged broad director Mike Burns. The 67-year-old Arena, the winningest director […]

Revolution hire Bruce Arena as coach, sports director
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Boston cop smitten by car during foot chase, hospitalized May 15, 2019 at 12:18 pm SportsMore Sports Revolution hire Bruce Arena as director, sports director FOXBOROUGH, MA. – MARCH 24: New England Revolution players Michael Mancienne and Edgar Castillo (8) respond as FC Cincinnati celebrates marking a goal during the archetypal half of an MLS soccer game on March 24, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo By Mary Schwalm/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald) By John Connolly | john.connolly@bostonherald.com | Boston Herald PUBLISHED: May 14, 2019 at 7:21 pm | UPDATED: May 14, 2019 at 7:22 pm

After observation the Revolution clang and burn in the aboriginal part of the MLS season, relation distinct it would be amended if the organisation played Arena ball.

That much became definite Tuesday when the Revs employed Bruce Arena to director the team and regenerate discharged broad director Mike Burns. The 67-year-old Arena, the winningest director in United States men’s political unit team history with 81 victories and holder of five MLS Cup championships, will serve a dual role as the Revs director and sports director.

The Revs (3-8-2, last place in Eastern Conference) discharged director Brad Friedel last week and used Mike Lapper in an interim role. They discharged Burns, a 20-year veteran with the organisation, on Monday night. Arena becomes the eighth director in the colorful if not turbulent 24-year history of the team. He has enjoyed two separate stints with the U.S. team, guiding the 2002 and 2006 editions into the World Cup. Arena will be introduced Thursday at Gillette Stadium.

“Wow. What a hire,” said Lapper, whose role going forward is unclear. “Top class. I can’t think of a amended person for the organisation than my guy, Sigi Schmid, who passed away, but it’s fantastic for the organisation. I won’t comment on (my future). I know that Bruce Arena said that he would call me.”

Revs forward Juan Agudelo, who played perhaps his best game of the season in Saturday’s 3-1 home victory against San Jose, welcomes the Arena, who is 202-121-89 in his MLS directoring career.

“I’m extremely excited. I know his mentality. I know that he’s a winner. I’m looking to be a champion, which is what he’s shown with a lot of teams. He’s very smart with his decision-making. His resume speaks for itself,” said Agudelo, who played for Arena at the political unit level. “It’s definitely been a roller-coaster couple of weeks. … Now, there definite ly is a path that we can all be willing to take. Hopefully, I’m also there with them.”

The big week at Gillette Stadium continues Wednesday when the Revolution face English Premier League side Chelsea in a charity match to raise money in support of opposing discimination and hate crimes throughout the world. The game, billed as the “Final Whistle on Hate,” kicks off at 8 p.m. Both Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich and Revs owner Robert Kraft have pledged to donate $1 million in support of the cause.

Chelsea enjoyed a banner year, clinching a top-four spot in the EPL and eyeing qualification for the 2019-2020 UEFA Champions League with two games remaining. The players wasted little time acclimating to Boston as defender Cesar Azpilicueta and forward Olivier Giroud met with the Boston Blues Supporters Club on Tuesday.

Chelsea director Maurizio Sarri and Revs president Brian Bilello attended a subsequent “Final Whistle on Hate” press gathering at the Marriott Long Wharf Hotel. Also on hand were Chelsea’s Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso, and Revs players Michael Mancienne and Scott Caldwell

Mancienne, a London native, previously played for Chelsea from 2006-2011.

“It’s a great club. For any young player, you have great players around you to watch and learn from. It’s one of the best clubs in the world,” Mancienne said.

 

 

 

 

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After observation the Revolution clang and burn in the aboriginal part of the MLS season, relation distinct it would be amended if the organisation played Arena ball.

That much became definite Tuesday when the Revs employed Bruce Arena to director the team and regenerate discharged broad director Mike Burns. The 67-year-old Arena, the winningest director in United States men’s political unit team history with 81 victories and holder of five MLS Cup championships, will serve a dual role as the Revs director and sports director.

The Revs (3-8-2, last place in Eastern Conference) discharged director Brad Friedel last week and used Mike Lapper in an interim role. They discharged Burns, a 20-year veteran with the organisation, on Monday night. Arena becomes the eighth director in the colorful if not turbulent 24-year history of the team. He has enjoyed two separate stints with the U.S. team, guiding the 2002 and 2006 editions into the World Cup. Arena will be introduced Thursday at Gillette Stadium.

“Wow. What a hire,” said Lapper, whose role going forward is unclear. “Top class. I can’t think of a amended person for the organisation than my guy, Sigi Schmid, who passed away, but it’s fantastic for the organisation. I won’t comment on (my future). I know that Bruce Arena said that he would call me.”

Revs forward Juan Agudelo, who played perhaps his best game of the season in Saturday’s 3-1 home victory against San Jose, welcomes the Arena, who is 202-121-89 in his MLS directoring career.

“I’m extremely excited. I know his mentality. I know that he’s a winner. I’m looking to be a champion, which is what he’s shown with a lot of teams. He’s very smart with his decision-making. His resume speaks for itself,” said Agudelo, who played for Arena at the political unit level. “It’s definitely been a roller-coaster couple of weeks. … Now, there definite ly is a path that we can all be willing to take. Hopefully, I’m also there with them.”

The big week at Gillette Stadium continues Wednesday when the Revolution face English Premier League side Chelsea in a charity match to raise money in support of opposing discimination and hate crimes throughout the world. The game, billed as the “Final Whistle on Hate,” kicks off at 8 p.m. Both Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich and Revs owner Robert Kraft have pledged to donate $1 million in support of the cause.

Chelsea enjoyed a banner year, clinching a top-four spot in the EPL and eyeing qualification for the 2019-2020 UEFA Champions League with two games remaining. The players wasted little time acclimating to Boston as defender Cesar Azpilicueta and forward Olivier Giroud met with the Boston Blues Supporters Club on Tuesday.

Chelsea director Maurizio Sarri and Revs president Brian Bilello attended a subsequent “Final Whistle on Hate” press gathering at the Marriott Long Wharf Hotel. Also on hand were Chelsea’s Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso, and Revs players Michael Mancienne and Scott Caldwell

Mancienne, a London native, previously played for Chelsea from 2006-2011.

“It’s a great club. For any young player, you have great players around you to watch and learn from. It’s one of the best clubs in the world,” Mancienne said.

 

 

 

 

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