FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution has announced updates to the club’s technical staff ahead of the 2022 season, including the promotions of former Revolution greats Shalrie Joseph and Chris Tierney to new roles with the club. Joseph takes on the role of assistant coach and Tierney is the club’s new director of football operations, both reporting to sporting director and head coach Bruce Arena, who recently signed a multi-year contract extension ahead of his fourth season in New England.
After spending the last two seasons as head coach at Revolution Academy, Joseph joins fellow assistant coaches Dave van den Bergh, Richie Williams and Kevin Hitchcock on the Arena team. Joseph, 43, helped lead the New England Under-15 side to the semi-finals of the 2021 MLS NEXT Cup before coaching the same group at Under-17 level last season. He will continue to work closely with Revolution youth teams in his new role.
Joseph started his coaching career as manager of the Grenada national team from 2018-2019, helping the Caribbean nation earn promotion to League A in the 2019-20 Concacaf Nations League. As a player, Joseph spent 11 seasons with the Revolution from 2003 to 2012 and 2014, helping guide the club to three consecutive MLS Eastern Conference championships from 2005 to 2007, a 2007 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup trophy and the 2008 North American SuperLiga title. Joseph owns four MLS Best XI nods and seven MLS All-Star selections, both club records, and was named a finalist for the 2009 MLS MVP award.
Chris Tierney, who played his 11 seasons in MLS in New England, has been promoted to director of football operations. The native of Wellesley, Mass. has been a central figure in the Revolution personnel department since August 2019, when he joined the front office as Head of Player Recruitment. Tierney has been instrumental in setting the path for the club’s professional players through his work building the Revolution II roster, scouting and more.
Curt Onalfo remains the club’s technical director in his fourth season in New England. With Tierney’s transition, Tyler Fletcher was promoted to director of team administration and matchday operations ahead of his 10th season with the club.
The New England Revolution will open the 2022 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League campaign next week against Cavaly AS in the Round of 16. The first leg will be played at Gillette Stadium on Tuesday, February 15 (6:00 p.m. ET – FOX Sports, TUDN), with the return leg scheduled for Tuesday, February 22 (6:00 p.m. ET – FOX Sports, TUDN). Revolution Season Passes, Single Game Tickets and SCCL Pay-as-We-Play Ticket Packages are on sale now. Call 1-877-GET-REVS or email [email protected] to learn more.