FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Change was necessary. After a pair of heavy losses to the Philadelphia Union and Chicago Fire in a five-day span, that much was clear. New England Revolution president Brian Bilello knew it. General Manager Michael Burns knew it, too.
Even Brad Friedel, relieved of his duties as head coach of the Revolution on Thursday afternoon after an 18-month tenure, knew that something needed to change.
“Fortunately or unfortunately, we’re in this business of results matter,” said Mike Lapper, now interim head coach after serving as Friedel’s top assistant.