So much of coaching is psychological. Some locker rooms thrive under a disciplinarian while others require a laid back approach to reach their potential. New England Revolution defender Andrew Farrell’s comments about how new head coach Bruce Arena’s approach differs from the recently-departed Brad Friedel suggests which kind of leadership the Revs prefer.
Friedel made players arrive at the stadium four hours before games, eat as a team, and follow a dress code. Arena? He just wants everything you’ve got when you’re between the white lines.
The former LA Galaxy and USMNT head man has also made changes to his club’s approach on the pitch.