It seems 2019 is going to be a big year for former New England Revolution coaches and players.
Former coaches Jay Heaps and Tommy Soehn have already started building expansion USL side Birmingham Legion as general manager and head coach respectively, now they’ll be getting some coaching help from another familiar face.
Khano Smith, former Bermuda international and NWSL Orlando Pride assistant coach has joined the staff at Birmingham which we might as well rename “Revolution South” at this point. The Legion’s first game and home opener will be March 9th against Bethlehem Steel FC.
Former Revs defender Donnie Smith is also hanging up his playing boots after a five year career including four with New England and one with USL’s Charlotte Independence. Smith also featured on loan for Charlotte in 2017 but managed only 6 MLS appearances in New England along with some US Open Cup heroics against another one of his former loan teams (RIP Rhinos).
But Donnie isn’t going far, the former Charlotte 49ers college star is staying on with the Independence and moving into a front office role after finishing his school degree.
We wish both Khano and the Legion and Donnie and the Independence all the best going forward and with their respective 2019 seasons.