As announced last week, the Revolution have hired Stephen Myles as assistant coach. Myles comes over from the David Beckham Academy, where he had been the assistant director of competition since 2005, according to revolutionsoccer.net. He had also been the coach of the LA Galaxy U-16 team for the past two seasons.
We're kind of surprised by this move. Is this guy the direct replacement for Paul Mariner? Mariner had been a top pro in England, a guy who knew the game very well; he was good enough to be an MLS head coach. We are surprised the Revs didn't get a higher profile assistant to replace a guy like Mariner. At the same time, maybe this is a guy that the Revs feel has a lot of potential down the line.
In other news, Matt Reis has undergone successful knee surgery, according to revolutionsoccer.net. The article says Reis is expected to be out of action for 12-16 weeks. This is a concern. The Revolution have a young defense, and they need a solid keeper. Hopefully Burpo can fill in as a stop gap and Reis comes back sooner than the 16 weeks that he might miss.
In the meantime, we're going to go get some iced coffee.
Andrew and John