By Kevin Koczwara
Steve Nicol has managed the New England Revolution for 10 seasons. In that time, he’s brought the Revs to four MLS Cup finals, one U.S. Open Cup and a SuperLiga championship and another SuperLiga final. His tenure in New England was a change from the old guard. Nicol took the Revolution into the next phase of MLS. He took a team struggling to find an identity and short on a cohesive plan and made it into one of the most consistent teams in the league — the team’s eight-straight appearances in the MLS Cup playoffs are a testament to that consistency.