New England Revolution fire coach Jay Heaps
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The New England Revolution have fired coach Jay Heaps, who had been with the team as a player or coach for 15 seasons.
The team announced the move Tuesday. Assistant coach Tom Soehn will take over for the rest of the season.
The Revolution had been within a point of playoff position before losing back-to-back games by a combined score of 10-1.
Under Heaps, the Revolution made the playoffs three times and reached the MLS Cup in 2014. In all, he had a 75-81-43 regular-season record and was 4-3-1 in the playoffs.
Before coaching, Heaps was a defender who appeared in 243 games for the Revolution and won four Eastern Conference championships from 2001-09. He was part of the team that reached the U.S. Open Cup Final three times, including a 2007 victory.