The New England Revolution has added three members to its soccer operations staff, according to a press release from the team.
They have hired an assistant coach, a strength and conditioning coach and an equipment manager.
New assistant coach Jay Miller is a long-time coach and former talent scout at U.S. Soccer and collegiate levels. Nick Downing, the team's first strength and conditioning coach, is a health and fitness expert and former Revolution defender. Scott Emmens was named the team's equipment manager.
Head coach Jay Heaps is excited about the new additions.
Im very excited to work with Jay to build a season-long, tactical approach that improves us each week, he said. I knew I wanted to bring a highly experienced, tactically-minded coach, and in Jay, hes a coach whos coached at -- and succeeded at -- every level of the game with a wide range of players. I believe hell provide a solid foundation for our team, both on the practice field and in games.
Nick is the perfect person to be our first strength and conditioning coach, he continued. With his combination of high-level playing experience and his fitness expertise, he knows what soccer players go through physically and what they need to do to succeed on the field throughout the long season. His approach and his work with our players off the field will be vital to our success this year.
The team is still looking for a second assistant coach.
TORONTO - Drew Moor scored early and Sebastian Giovinco struck late and Toronto FC overcame a tight schedule turnaround to beat the New England Revolution 2-0 on Friday night.
Toronto was coming off a 1-1 tie Wednesday night in Montreal in the first leg of the Canadian Championship final. The Revs had been off since a 2-1 home loss to Chicago on Saturday.
Moor's 11th-minute goal looked to be enough, with Toronto goalkeeper Alex Bono preserving the win with a save on Teal Bunbury's header in the 88th minute. But Giovinco added an insurance goal deep into stoppage time, bringing down a high ball before beating a defender and banging a left-footed shot home for his 50th goal in MLS regular-season and playoff action.
MLS leading Toronto (10-2-5) has won seven straight at home. New England (5-7-5) is 0-6-3 on the road.
Nemanja Nikolic and Luis Solignac scored and the Chicago Fire handed the New England Revolution their first home loss of the season, 2-1 on Saturday night.
Nikolic scored his MLS-leading 13th goal in the 18th minute, beating an offside trap and, after having his initial shot blocked by goalie Cody Cropper, firing in the rebound.
Three quick passes found Solignac in front of the goal as he finished from close range in the 61st for his fourth goal.
New England scored in the 70th when Juan Agudelo kept the ball alive with a header off a cross with Antonio Mlinar Delamea then heading in the ball for his first MLS goal.
New England, which outshot Chicago 24-8, spent the remaining minutes on the attack but failed to get the equalizer despite several frantic moments in front of Chicago's net.
New England (5-6-5) had five wins and two draws at home before the loss. Chicago (9-3-4) is unbeaten in eight matches.