Reports: Brad Friedel likely to be named next Revolution coach

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There were several coaching vacancies throughout Major League Soccer this season, and it appears the New England Revolution are closing in on their next manager.

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ESPN’s Taylor Twellman is reporting that former U.S. Men’s National Team goalkeeper and current U.S. U-19 head coach and FOX soccer analyst, Brad Friedel, will be the successor to Jay Heaps — who was fired by Revolution in September.

Friedel is believed to have a close relationship with Revs general manager Michael Burns.

The 46-year-old is well known throughout the U.S. Soccer community after making 82 international appearances for the USMNT and starting for several Premier League sides, including Liverpool, Tottenham, Aston Villa and Blackburn Rovers.