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Fans evacuated Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, England, on Sunday.

Fake bomb at English stadium was left at field after earlier exercise, police say

Police dismantled the fake bomb at Old Trafford in Manchester just days after Britain raised its terror alert against Irish extremism.

A police bomb squad unit arrived outside Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, England.

Fake bomb that cleared out soccer stadium was left behind by security team

Police had to evacuate Manchester United’s home stadium on the final day of the English Premier League season after an ‘‘incredibly lifelike’’ device was found.

May 14, 2016; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Revolution midfielder Lee Nguyen (24) is congratulated by midfielder Gershon Koffie (7) and forward Kei Kamara (13) after scoring against the Chicago Fire during the first half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Revolution 2, Fire 0

Revolution get second win by beating Fire, 2-0

Lee Nguyen and Femi Hollinger-Janzen scored, and Kei Kamara made his New England debut.


Kei Kamara joining Revolution after controversy in Columbus

Kamara’s trade followed a dispute with Crew teammates, but the Revolution see a lot of good things in him.

New England Revolution forward Diego Fagundez, left, kicks the ball against Los Angeles Galaxy forward Robbie Rogers during the first half of an MLS soccer game on Sunday, May 8, 2016 in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)


Revolution hope to get hot on homestand

The Revolution face the Chicago Fire Saturday night in the first of three straight games at Gillette Stadium.

May 7, 2016; Columbus, OH, USA; Columbus Crew SC forward Kei Kamara (23) celebrates after scoring his second goal of the game against Montreal Impact at MAPFRE Stadium. The game ended in a 4-4 draw. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

Revolution trade for one of MLS’s top scorers

Kei Kamara was the runner-up for last season's Major League Soccer MVP award.

FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2016, file photo, United States midfielder Samantha Mewis, left, celebrates a goal with teammate Alex Morgan, right, during the first half in a women's international friendly soccer game against Ireland in San Diego. Mewis has been up with the senior team several times since early 2014, when she made her first appearance in a friendly against Canada. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)


Hanson’s Samantha Mewis blazing her own trail on the pitch

Out of the shadow of her sister, the Breakers’ Kristie Mewis, she is mastering a new position for the US national team.

Galaxy forward Robbie Keane (left) battled Revolution midfielder Gershon Koffie in the first half.

Galaxy 4, Revolution 2

Robbie Keane scores twice to lead Galaxy over Revolution

The Revolution (1-3-7) got second-half goals from Kelyn Rowe and Juan Agudelo.

Revolution midfielder Kelyn Rowe tried to keep possession while battling Orlando City SC midfielder Carlos Rivas during a 2-2 draw April 30 at Gillette Stadium.


Revolution are longing for elusive 2nd win

New England, winless since April 1, visits the high-scoring LA Galaxy on Sunday.

Three Revolution players on Copa America rosters

Provisional 40-man rosters were revealed Thursday, and nations have until May 20 to trim them to 23.

Abby Wambach in December 2015.

Abby Wambach to join ESPN as analyst and contributor

The retired US soccer star will work across multiple platforms including ESPN Films and shows including ‘‘Outside the Lines.’’

Leicester City fans celebrated the team’s championship outside King Power Stadium in England.

Leicester City fans prove to be elusive in Boston

Many of Boston’s soccer fans gravitate to the Premier League’s bigger clubs, not the perennial also-ran.

Dana Stubblefield, a former All-Pro defensive tackle, was briefly on the Patriots’ roster before the 2004 season.


Former defensive tackle Dana Stubblefield charged with rape

The former All-Pro defensive tackle was charged with assaulting a “developmentally delayed” woman in 2015.

Leicester City fans watched the Chelsea vs. Tottenham Hotspur game on Monday in a pub in Leicester, England.

Leicester City beats 5,000-1 odds to win English soccer title

The Foxes secured the English Premier League title two years after playing in a lower division.

Revolution midfielder Diego Fagundez celebrated after scoring in the first half against Orlando City.

Revolution 2, Orlando City 2

Revolution fit to be tied — for seventh time

The Revolution (1-2-7) have compiled their fewest amount of victories over the opening 10 games in their 20-year history.


Revolution seeking a breakthrough against Orlando

New England has only one win through nine games and is coming off a draw at home Wednesday.

New England Revolution's Kelyn Rowe, left, and Portland Timbers' Diego Chara, right, vie for control of the ball during the second half of an MLS soccer game Wednesday, April 27, 2016, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Revolution 1, Timbers 1

Revamped Revolution manage just a tie

The Revolution had to rally, albeit an own goal, to tie the Timbers, 1-1.

Jury blames police, clears fans in 1989 soccer disaster

The families of 96 Liverpool soccer fans who were crushed to death at a crowded stadium in 1989 declared they had finally won justice Tuesday after a jury found that police and emergency services were to blame for Britain’s worst sports disaster.

Last June, the Timbers got the better of the Revolution in a 2-0 victory in Portland.


Revolution look to rally against Timbers

The defending MLS champions come to Foxborough Wednesday for a midweek matchup.

Seattle Reign keeper Hope Solo wasn’t challenged often during Sunday’s match against the Breakers at Harvard University.

Reign 3, Breakers 0

Breakers unable to solve Hope Solo, Reign in home opener

A crowd of 3,743, which included US Senator Elizabeth Warren, crammed into Harvard’s Jordan Field.

D.C. United forward Fabian Espindola (left) dribbled the ball as Scott Caldwell of the Revolution gave chase.

d.c. united 3, revolution 0

D.C. United keep Revolution from making gains

The Revs suffered a blow when Chris Tierney went down with a left hamstring injury in the first half.

Stephanie McCaffrey (right) has experience with the US team.

Reign at Breakers | 6:30 p.m.

Boston Breakers hope for breakout season with revamped lineup

A near-sellout crowd is expected for the women’s soccer team’s home opener against Seattle Sunday.

New England Revolution's Lee Nguyen (24) moves the ball past Orlando City 's Sebastian Hines (3) during the first half of an MLS soccer game, Sunday, April 17, 2016, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)


Revolution looking to break out of rut

New England has just one win in seven games, with five ties.

New England Revolution's Teal Bunbury, left, celebrates with Kelyn Rowe (11) after scoring a goal against Orlando City during the first half of an MLS soccer game, Sunday, April 17, 2016, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)


Stoppage time goal lets Revolution salvage tie

Lee Nguyen scored on a penalty kick in the 96th minute of Sunday’s match in Orlando.

Coach Jay Heaps said the Revolution have “played well and created enough [chances]” to have better than one victory this season.


Revolution optimistic ahead of Orlando City visit

Coach Jay Heaps has been satisfied with his team’s play, despite it winning just one of six matches.

Tom Brady sent a message to Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.

Why did Tom Brady send a message to a soccer goalkeeper?

The Patriots quarterback delivered some encouragement to the goalie for the Premier League’s most surpising team.

Students took part in a soccer class at a middle school in Hangzhou, China, last year.

China soccer development plan envisions 50m players

The country says it wants to become a “first-rate major footballing power” by the middle of the century.

Midfielder Kelyn Rowe celebrated after getting the Revolution on the scoreboard with a goal in the 14th minute.

revolution 1, toronto fc 1

Controversial calls bog down Revolution in tie

A disallowed goal for New England negated the potential winner in added time.

Toronto FC forward Sebastian Giovinco (10) in the first half of an MLS soccer game Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Commerce City, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)


Revolution out to make it two wins in a row

New England hosts Toronto FC, which has the reigning MLS MVP in Sebastian Giovinco.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - APRIL 05: Morgan Tuck #3 and Moriah Jefferson #4 of the Connecticut Huskies embrace as they take the bench in the fourth quarter against the Syracuse Orange during the championship game of the 2016 NCAA Women's Final Four Basketball Championship at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on April 5, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Connecticut won 82-51. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Shira Springer | Fair Play

Women’s sports are sending a message, loud and clear

Too often we talk about what women’s sports isn’t, but instead we should respect them for what they are.

Barcelona's Lionel Messi sat on the ground during a match between Barcelona and Real Madrid on Saturday.

Spanish authorities investigate Messi over offshore accounts

Authorities are looking into allegations of tax irregularities involving soccer player Lionel Messi after the Panama Papers leaked.

OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 01: The Boston Celtics celebrate on the bench during their win over the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena on April 1, 2016 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)


Red Sox open up; Celtics, Bruins battling for playoffs

Baseball season is officially here, but there are important things still at stake in hockey and basketball.

Mr. Maldini played for and coached Italy. Above: Maldini coached Paraguay to the Round of 16 at the 2002 World Cup.

Cesare Maldini, 84, Italian soccer legend

Mr. Maldini found tremendous success as a player for AC Milan, and also played for and coached the national team.

Abby Wambach.


Retired soccer star Abby Wambach faces DUI charges

Wambach was pulled over after running a red light in Portland, Ore., officials said.

The US women’s soccer team won the World Cup in 2015 and was honored afterward with a ticker-tape parade in New York.

Kevin Paul Dupont | On Second Thought

US women’s soccer team should be on even paying field

The women have won Cups, kudos, and medals by the barrelful over the last 20 years.

Revolution midfielder Diego Fagundez, who scored in the 55th minute in Friday night’s 1-0 victory, battled  Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright in the first half at Gillette Stadium.

Revolution 1, Red Bulls 0

Diego Fagundez’s goal lifts Revolution to first win

Revolution snap four-game winless streak.

Mar 26, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New England Revolution midfielder Kelyn Rowe (11) tries to slide tackle New York City FC midfielder Thomas McNamara (15) in the second half at Yankee Stadium. New England Revolution tie New York City FC 1-1. Mandatory Credit: William Hauser-USA TODAY Sports


Revolution still seeking first win as they face Red Bulls

The Revolution take on an opponent weakened by injury Friday night at Gillette Stadium.

The US women’s national soccer team celebrated after winning the World Cup last year.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

Female World Cup champions are underpaid, too

The US women soccer players are just like many other women in the United States, earning less than their male counterparts.

Carli Lloyd (left) and Hope Solo are two of five players who have filed a complaint against US Soccer over wage discrimination.

Top women’s players file equal pay complaint against US Soccer

Five stars from the defending World Cup championship team are asking to be paid the same as their male counterparts.

United States forward Clint Dempsey (8) celebrated after scoring in the first half.

US 4, Guatemala 0

US keeps World Cup hopes alive with win over Guatemala

The match took on more importance after the Americans lost last week in Guatemala.

U.S. soccer team manager Jurgen Klinsmann, right, runs with goalkeeper William Yarbrough, left, at Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla., Monday March 21, 2016. The U.S. men's soccer team is preparing for its pivotal home-and-home World Cup qualifiers against Guatemala. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)

US likely would miss World Cup if it loses Tuesday night

After playing in seven straight World Cups, the Americans put their streak in jeopardy with a 2-0 loss Friday night in Guatemala City.

Coach Jurgen Klinsmann (right) and the US men’s soccer team has a key World Cup qualifier match with Guatemala on Tuesday night.


US men’s soccer team in must-win mode

If the Americans lose to Guatemala on Tuesday night, they almost certainly would fail to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

This week’s opponents

No rest stops on road to the playoffs for Bruins, Celtics

Both teams must continue their postseason pushes away from TD Garden, which will host the World Figure Skating Championships this week.

Mar 26, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New England Revolution defender Chris Tierney (8) and New York City FC forward Tony Taylor (99) battle for the ball during first half at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports


Revolution can’t kick into higher gear

Tie with New York City FC leaves New England (0-1-3) still in search of its first win of the season.

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 15: Juan Agudelo #17 of New England Revolution and Josh Williams #13 of New York City FC head the ball during the inaugural game of the New York City FC at Yankee Stadium on March 15, 2015 in the Bronx borough of New York City.The New York City FC defeated the New England Revolution 2-0. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)


Revolution may be catching NYC at vulnerable time

Looking for their first win of the season, the Revolution face a depleted New York City team.

epa05229204 (FILE) A file picture dated 12 August 1983 of Dutch soccer legend Johan Cruyff (R) in action during the friendly soccer match between Feyenoord Rotterdam and Manchester United at Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Johan Cruyff died of cancer at the age of 68, his official website announced on 24 March 2016. EPA/PAUL VREEKER B/W ONLY

Johan Cruyff, 68, Dutch soccer legend

Mr. Cruyff was more famous for his silky skills than soccer statistics and was the embodiment of ‘‘Total Football.’’