FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Mike Lapper’s plan to award a “man of the match” ball after each victory hit an immediate snag in his first game as interim head coach of the New England Revolution.
The Revs got their win, a comprehensive 3-1 triumph over the San Jose Earthquakes. That wasn’t the problem. No, the problem was that Lapper had no idea who to name man of the match after his entire squad put forth an exemplary effort to finish a trying week with an emotional three points.
“I’ve got to be honest with you, I don’t know who to give it to,” Lapper said of the match ball.