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Brad Friedel talks about the captain’s armband

Friedel discusses his philosophy regarding the armband.

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On opening day, Claude Dielna wore the captain’s armband for the New England Revolution. Since then we’ve seen Diego Fagundez, Scott Caldwell, and Andrew Farrell bestowed with the honor. This variety is all because the coaching staff is getting to know their players.

“We’re a brand new staff,” head coach Brad Friedel noted. “Every player has the opportunity to impress us on and off the field.”

So far, Friedel has awarded the armband to who he thinks is best suited to lead the team at that moment. He explained it by saying, “At certain times, we have to put who we think is going the leader and the best leader for that time.”

Friedel doesn’t believe this will be a permanent setup, however, as he’s confident a full-time captain will eventually emerge.

“I’m sure as time goes on, a solidified club captain will be among us,” Friedel said. “We’re still also getting to know the players on and off the field.