New England Revolution hire five-time MLS Cup champ Bruce Arena as coach

Published 11:23 a.m. ET May 14, 2019 | Updated 9:45 p.m. ET May 14, 2019

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Revolution are turning to one of the most decorated coaches in Major League Soccer to help revive a season and a franchise.

Bruce Arena, a five-time MLS Cup winner and former U.S. national coach, was hired Tuesday as the Revolution’s coach and sports director.

He succeeds Brad Friedel, who was fired as coach last week, and Michael Burns, the general manager who was dismissed Monday. New England is 3-8-2 and is last in the Eastern Conference.

“Boston is a great sports town with a history of championship teams,” Arena said in a statement. “And I am looking forward to working with the staff and players to make the Revolution a club that our supporters can be proud of and that can be part of the tradition of success in New England.”

The 67-year-old Arena, the eighth coach in club history, will be introduced at a news conference Thursday.

Bruce Arena has won MLS Cups with DC United and LA Galaxy. (Photo: Kirby Lee, Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

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