A calamitous start to the season, inconsistent in team identity, no well-defined style of play, were among the reason given as New England Revolution fired manager Brad Friedel. The New England revolution had the lowest point total in the entire East conference.

The decision to part way with Brad Friedel came after their 5-0 lost to Chicago fire. They were second in every department of the game and they showed a team who lacked ideas and clear identities on how they want to play. It was inevitable, Brad had to go!

The club announced immediately that Assistant coach Mike Lapper will be in charge on an interim basis till a suitable candidate is hired. Brad Friedel was appointed as the head coach in November 2017, his first major assignments as head coach.

Friedel was regarded as one of the best shot-stoppers in his prime, he had 20 years at the top level and he played for major clubs in England, among them; Tottenham, Blackburn, Aston Villa. He had a good run with the U.S. men national team, made his International debut in 1992 and was ever-present till he retired in 2005. His highlights with U.S. men national team were in 2002, where the U.S. made it to the quarter Final.

But his exploits as a player did not translate to direct success in the dugout. He won 12 matches and lost 13, New England missed out on a playoff spot under his watch last season and are on course to repeat the failure again. Brad started on a promising note with New England Revolution, during the first half of the season they occupy the playoff position and the team are playing well into his high press style of play. But things went sour as they won only two matches on the road and they failed to make the playoffs.