New England Revolution fire coach Jay Heaps

Foxboro, MA-12/3/2014--Head coach Jay Heaps (cq) overseas warm-up drills.  The New England Revolution practice at Gillette Stadium, on Wednesday, December 3, 2014.  They are preparing for the MLS Cup Final at the LA Galaxy. 
Photo by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff
Topic:  Revolution
Reporter:  John Powers
Jay Heaps overseas warm-up drills. –Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

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.

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