Revs to announce Jay Heaps as new head coach

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Revs to announce Jay Heaps as new head coach

The New England Revolution have announced that former defender Jay Heaps will be named as their new head coach.

Heaps played for the Revolution from 2001-2009 and retired from the game after the 2009 season.

After his retirement Heaps worked as color commentator for Revolution games on Comcast Sportsnet New England.

He takes over for former coach Steve Nicol who coached the Revolution for ten seasons with a career record of 112-108-81.

Heaps will be introduced in a press conference at Gillette Stadium at 10 a.m. on Wednesday.

Diego Fagundez scores two goals; Revs rally to beat Crew, 2-1

Diego Fagundez scores two goals; Revs rally to beat Crew, 2-1

FOXBORO -- Diego Fagundez scored two goals in 10 minutes and the New England Revolution rallied from an early deficit to beat the Columbus Crew 2-1 on Sunday.

Fagundez has scored all three of his goals this season in the last two games. The Revolution (3-4-4) have back-to-back wins, for the first time this season, after a five-match winless streak.

A 22-year-old homegrown, Fagundez ran onto a free ball on the left flank, sped up and pushed home the finish into the far corner in the 34th minute to cap the scoring.

Just outside the box, Ola Kamara side-netted a running half-volley - off a perfectly placed pass by Wil Trapp from well-beyond midfield - to give Columbus (6-5-1) a 1-0 lead in the 20th minute. After a turnover by the Crew in their own territory, Fagundez tied it moments later. Kelyn Rowe won the ball, tapped it to Lee Nguyen, who hit a streaking Kei Kamara for a one-timer that set up a tap-in half-volley.

Cody Cropper had his second consecutive shutout, including four saves, for New England.

Andrew Farrell was sent off for a stud-up challenge on Waylon Francis in the third minute of injury time.