The New England Revolution fired general manager Mike Burns.
Burns, a former defender on the United States mens national team, is from Marlborough, Mass. and was on the inaugural 1996 New England Revolution roster.
As an original Revolution player and throughout his time with the clubs front office, Michael has always been a terrific ambassador for the club, said Revolution President Brian Bilello in a prepared statement.
Since Burns promotion to general manager in 2011, the Revolution have qualified for the playoffs three times.
Last Thursday, shortly after the club announced Friedels departure, the Midnight Riders, one of the New England Revolution supporters groups, thanked Burns for his service as a player but asked for him to be removed as the teams GM.