On Thursday, the New England Revolution announced that they had relieved head coach Brad Friedel of his duties. Here are three thoughts on the decision.
- It was the right move. The hiring of Friedel was uninspiring from the beginning. While the former netminder has an impressive playing resume, his lack of professional experience was a concern. Friedel’s high-press system was impressive at first and had me second-guessing my initial thoughts. When opponents adjusted, it became clear that Friedel was over his head. This became more and more apparent as time went on.