FOXBOROUGH — For the entirety of his 15-year coaching career, Mike Lapper has been in the background, the shadows. Having been an assistant coach for several teams, he hasn’t had to step in front of the cameras, sweat under the hot lights, and have microphones and cell phone recorders shoved within inches of his face. That was someone else’s job.
On Friday morning, the interim Revolution head coach did so for five minutes before heading out to the training pitch for his first session in charge.
Standing in front of the same backdrop that recently ousted manager Brad Friedel had since August, Lapper addressed the Boston soccer press corps for the first time and noted that things needed to change with The Boys In Blue.