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ESPN commentator asks why Jay Heaps still has a job

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Hercules Gomez asks the question that many Revs fans have been thinking about.

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After two disappointing road results, including a 7-0 loss to Atlanta United, many New England Revolution fans are calling for Jay Heaps to be fired. On Saturday, the movement gained a new voice in the form of ESPN commentator Hercules Gomez.

Gomez, who retired in 2017 after playing for 12 clubs in the U.S. and Mexico, questioned how Heaps has avoided being sacked, saying that it’s a poor look for the Revs’ owners.

Gomez’s take on Heaps isn’t surprising as many feel his time in New England will soon be up. More interesting, however, is his statement about how owners like the Krafts are stunting the growth of the league. Of course, the Krafts were the target of a 2014 article in Boston Magazine, which called them the worst owners in MLS.

The Krafts were there to launch the league in 1996 and helped keep it afloat during hard times. They’re also the owners of the New England Patriots, the team that Gillette Stadium with the Revs.

In 2011, the Krafts hired Heaps to lead their soccer franchise. The former player has been there ever since, leading the Revs to an MLS Cup Final in 2014 and a U.S. Open Cup Final in 2016.