Revolution Notes: Friedel’s comments from Saturday only directed at the players, getting ready for NYCFC, more

(David Silverman/Revolution)

FOXBOROUGH — Revolution manager Brad Friedel has mentioned time and again that he doesn’t care what has happened with this team in the past, and that it has no bearing on how he operates. It’s been a hallmark of his first year here at Gillette Stadium.

Yet after his comments Saturday night — “(We’re) learning a lot about the players, learning a lot about what’s happened here the last few years,” he said — it was relatively easy for anyone who knows the history of this club to draw a line between that comment, the Revs’ current slide, and the last two years of playoff-less football under former manager Jay Heaps.

When asked for clarification about his comments on Tuesday morning, Friedel refuted any thought process which suggests his comments were directed at anyone but the players.