FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - USMNT and LA Galaxy legend Bruce Arena will helm the New England Revolution after the club parted ways with Brad Freidel last week.
Arena, the winningest coach in the U.S. Men's Soccer history, has been named sporting director and head coach.
“Bruce is one of the most successful coaches in American soccer history, and we feel his commitment to excellence, track record of winning championships in Major League Soccer, as well as his success at the international level, makes him the best person to bring the Revolution back to MLS Cup contention," Revolution Investor/Operator Robert Kraft said. "We have known Bruce dating back to the advent of MLS, and we have full confidence that he will raise the level of our club to the standard we all expect and demand.”
The 67-year-old won five MLS Cup titles, three Supporters' Shields, seven MLS Conference Championships and one U.S. Open Cup title. He was first named coach of the year for MLS in 1997.
“In my conversations with the Kraft family and Brian Bilello, it’s clear that they have high expectations for the club and I believe there is a tremendous opportunity for me to create a winning culture throughout the Revolution organization,” said Bruce Arena. “Boston is a great sports town with a history of championship teams, 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.”
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