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Revolution expected to name Brad Friedel coach

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Brad Friedel is shown during a 2001 practice session.

By Frank Dell’Apa Globe Correspondent 

The Revolution are going outside the area for a head coach for the first time since 1999. But the organization has a longtime connection with former US national team goalkeeper Brad Friedel, who is expected to be named the team’s eighth coach this week, according to a league source.

Friedel, 46, who has performed for the US and the Columbus Crew several times in Foxborough, was a roommate of Revolution general manager Michael Burns on the national team,

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Friedel succeeds Tom Soehn, who was named interim coach after Jay Heaps was fired in September.

Friedel, who has been coaching the US Under-19 team and working as a commentator on Fox Sports, starred for several European clubs for 20 years, ending his career with Tottenham Hotspur in 2015.