Brad Friedel top candidate for coach of New England Revolution - sources

Former United States goalkeeper Brad Friedel is the top candidate for the New England Revolution's coaching vacancy, multiple sources have told ESPN's Taylor Twellman.

Friedel, 46, is the coach of the little-seen U.S. under-19 team, and is looking for his first club coaching experience since retiring as a player two and a half years ago.

Sources said Friedel is interested in the Revolution job, which came open when Jay Heaps was fired in September.

New England finished seventh in the Eastern Conference and missed the playoffs for the second straight year.

Friedel only retired as a player at the end 2014-15 Premier League season after four years with Tottenham, making 50 Premier League appearances for Spurs, but only one over his past two seasons.

The former goalkeeper's only MLS experience as a player came in a season and a half with the Columbus Crew in 1996-97. He then moved to England, where he holds the record for consecutive starts in the Premier League at 310 over eight years.

Friedel won 82 caps for the United States, appearing at three World Cups.

He has worked as an analyst for Fox Sports in addition to his recent duties with U.S. Soccer.