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Fans of the Chapecoense soccer club gathered in the streets to pay tribute to their players.

Colombia plane crash wipes out almost entire soccer team

The aircraft was carrying the Brazilian side Chapecoense. Twenty-one journalists also were on board.

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English FA opens review of sex-abuse cases

Victims have waived their anonymity to bring light on abuses suffered while breaking on to pro teams.

COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 11: Michael Bradley #4 of the United States dribbles the ball against Giovani Dos Santos #10 of Mexico in the first half during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier at MAPFRE Stadium on November 11, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

SPORTS LOG

US men fall to 28th in FIFA world rankings

The Americans are caught in a losing streak while undergoing a coaching change.

New England Patriots defensive lineman Jabaal Sheard (93) during the second half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

Patriots playing blame game with double standard

Coach Bill Belichick earns praise for developing players, but blame falls on shoulders of established players when they fail.

Los Angeles Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena directs his team against the New England Revolution in the 2014 MLS Cup final in Los Angeles, California, U.S. December 7, 2014. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports/File Photo

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Bruce Arena rehired as US national soccer coach

A decade after being fired, Arena has been tasked by the US Soccer Federation with sparking a turnaround.

Boston College’s Ryan Fitzgerald (left) notched two assists Sunday.

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BC hockey team defeats Arizona State

The third-ranked Eagles stretched their unbeaten streak to 10 games.

Rx for young soccer players: yoga

Boston College women’s soccer coach Alison Foley has teamed up with a yoga teacher to create a yoga program for middle school-aged girls.

CAMPUS ANGLE

For Brooke Troup, soccer is all about communicating

In a 10-game span, the former East Bridgewater High goalkeeper posted three shutouts and contributed to two others for Saint Joseph’s College of Maine.

FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2013, file photo, United States' Tim Howard plays against Mexico in a World Cup qualifying soccer match in Columbus, Ohio. Howard will be back in the goal on Friday night, Nov. 11, 2016, when the U.S. plays Mexico in a final-round qualifier for the 2018 World Cup.(AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

World Cup Qualifier| US-Mexico

US-Mexico World Cup qualifier not a political play

Against the backdrop of amped-up political vitriol provoked by President-elect Donald Trump, US will host Mexico in a highly-charged rivalry.

Silvio Gazzaniga, 95; designed World Cup trophy

The 18-carat solid gold trophy depicts players celebrating and a globe resting on the backs of their shoulders.

Aug 20, 2016; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Revolution head coach Jay Heaps talks to a referee during the second half of the Columbus Crew's 2-0 win over the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Revolution confirm Jay Heaps will be back as coach

Over the final nine games, though, the Revolution rallied for a 5-3-1 record.

Carlos Alberto, captain of the Brazilian national soccer team, held aloft the Jules Rimet Cup after Brazil defeated Italy, 4-1, in the World Cup final.

Carlos Alberto Torres, 72, Brazilian soccer great

Carlos Alberto was captain of Brazil’s World Cup-winning team in 1970 and scorer of one of the sport’s most memorable goals.

Carli Lloyd (10) of the US controlled the ball against Switzerland's Vanessa Bernauer in the second half.

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Carli Lloyd leads US women’s soccer in friendly vs. Swiss

Lloyd tallied a pair of goals as the Americans picked up a 5-1 victory.

Revolution coach Jay Heaps acknowledges the long odds his team faces entering Sunday’s match.

Impact at Revolution | 4:30 p.m. (CSN)

Revolution wrap up regular season Sunday

The Revs face extremely long odds to make the playoffs.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Cohasset’s Chris Haggerty led Mass Maritime to a thrilling 24-21 win over Westfield State Oct. 15.

Fire midfielder Michael de Leeuw (right) and Revolution defender London Woodberry jockeyed for position during the first half.

FIRE 2, REVOLUTION 1

Revolution’s playoff hopes all but over after loss

The Revs have to win their season finale and hope Philadelphia drops its match.

Revolution forward Kei Kamara (13) celebrated his first-half goal.

Revolution 3, Sporting Kansas City 1

Revolution improve playoff chances by beating Sporting KC

The Juan Agudelo-Kei Kamara forward combination produced two goals in a 3-1 victory.

Sep 25, 2016; Columbus, OH, USA; Columbus Crew defender Michael Parkhurst (4) defends New England Revolution forward Diego Fagundez (14) during the second half at Mapfre Stadium. The Crew won the game 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

SPORTING KC AT REVOLUTION | SATURDAY, 7:30 (CSN)

Revolution face another desperate team in KC

Both teams will be fighting to keep their playoff hopes alive when they meet Saturday.

Sep 17, 2016; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; New England Revolution midfielder Kelyn Rowe (11) dribbles the ball in front of Montreal Impact forward Didier Drogba (11) during the second half at Stade Saputo. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Revolution sign Kelyn Rowe to contract extension

The deal will keep the midfielder in New England through the 2019 season.

Columbus forward Ola Kamara did all the scoring in the Crew’s 2-0 win.

Crew 2, Revolution 0

Crew shuts down Revolution offense

Ola Kamara scored twice as Columbus kept its playoff hopes alive.

Sweden goaltender Henrik Lundqvist couldn’t stop Tomas Tatar’s game-winning shot.

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Team Europe to face Canada in World Cup of Hockey finals

Tomas Tatar scored 3:43 into overtime to lift the Europeans over Sweden, 3-2, in the semifinals.

SHIRA SPRINGER | FAIR PLAY

A gap in the youth soccer system

Girls from immigrant families in urban areas face social and cultural barriers that others do not.

Kei Kamara has five goals for the Revolution since being acquired in a trade from Columbus earlier this season.

REVOLUTION AT CREW | 7 P.M. (FS1)

Revolution look to stay hot against the Crew

Kei Kamara will be returning to Columbus for the first time since he was traded.

Revolution forward Kei Kamara was all smiles after his goal in the first minute.

Revolution 3, Impact 1

Revolution knock off Impact

Kelyn Rowe scored twice and assisted on the other New England goal.

HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 16: Terence Williams #22 of the Baylor Bears runs for a 22-yard score against the Rice Owls in the second quarter at Rice Stadium on September 16, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

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No. 21 Baylor rolls over Rice

Seth Russell threw for 337 yards and three touchdowns for the Bears.

REVOLUTION AT IMPACT | SATURDAY, 7:30 (CSN)

Revolution aim for playoffs as they face Montreal

With just five games remaining, New England is still on the outside looking in.

New England Revolution forward Juan Agudelo (17) works the ball past FC Dallas defender Matt Hedges (24) as he scores during the first half of the U.S. Open Cup soccer final, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, in Frisco, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

FC Dallas 4, Revolution 2

FC Dallas tops Revolution to win US Open Cup

Unfortunately for the New England Revolution, lightning did not strike a second time at Toyota Stadium in the US Open Cup Final

Foxborough, MA - 11/29/14 - (2nd half) New England Revolution head coach Jay Heaps celebrates with New England Revolution midfielder/forward Lee Nguyen (24). The New England Revolution take on the New York Red Bulls in the second leg of the Eastern Conference Championship at Gillette stadium. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: John Powers, Topic: 30Revolution-Red Bulls, LOID: 8.0.156120903.

Revolution eye US Open Cup crown

New England and FC Dallas will square off at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, on Tuesday at 10 p.m.

Sep 10, 2016; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Revolution forward Juan Agudelo (17) celebrates after scoring a goal against New York City FC during the first half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

Revolution 3, NYCFC 1

Revolution hold back NYCFC

Juan Agudelo (21st minute), Lee Nguyen (42d), and Diego Fagundez (58th) scored as the Revolution’s 4-4-2 alignment continued to prove effective.

Sep 3, 2016; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Revolution defender Andrew Farrell (2) and Colorado Rapids midfielder Marlon Hairston (94) chase down a loose ball during the second half of the New England Revolution's 2-0 win over the Colorado Rapids at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

NEW YORK CITY AT REVOLUTION | SATURDAY, 8 P.M. (CSN)

Revolution looking for second straight win

A new formation seemed to help them last weekend, and now they’ll take on New York City FC.

US striker Jozy Altidore charged toward the net during the World Cup qualifier. Altidore scored twice in a three-minute span in the Americans’ 4-0 victory.

US 4, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 0

US advances to next phase of World Cup qualifying

Altidore scored twice in a three-minute span of the second half to push the US over the top.

US goalkeeper Hope Solo won’t be eligible for selection to the national team until February.

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Hope Solo’s suspension was a long time coming, US coach says

Solo’s ban from the US team was for a “sum total of [her] actions,” not just comments made after a loss in Rio.

Megan Rapinoe said kneeling during the national anthem before her team’s game Sunday “was a little nod to [Colin] Kaepernick.”

Soccer star follows Colin Kaepernick’s lead, kneels during anthem

‘‘It was very intentional,’’ said Megan Rapinoe, who also plays for the US national team.

Revolution forward Juan Agudelo headed the ball away from Rapids defender Bobby Burling.

REVOLUTION 2, RAPIDS 0

Revolution break through, end skid

Juan Agudelo’s early goal broke the team’s extensive scoreless drought and paved the way to a win.

FILE - In this June 16, 2016, file photo, United States' Matt Besler, right, and Ecuador's Enner Valencia vie for the ball during a Copa America Centenario quarterfinal soccer match in Seattle. Besler got back to the U.S. team hotel after training for a World Cup qualifier at St. Vincent and the Grendadines when his cell phone came back to life.

US 6, St. Vincent and the Grenadines 0

US men dominate in World Cup qualifying

With its impressive rout, the US men’s national squad improved its chances of reaching the final round of World Cup qualifying.

Coach Jay Heaps’s Revolution team is in eighth place in the Eastern Conference, 5 points out of playoff position.

RAPIDS AT REVOLUTION | SATURDAY, 7:30 P.M. (CSN)

Revolution out to end skid against Rapids

New England’s offense has been almost nonexistent, with one MLS goal in the month of August.

BC coach Katie Crowley will lead her team into a Frozen Fenway matchup against Harvard on Jan. 10.

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BC, Harvard women will face off at Frozen Fenway

Proceeds from the Jan. 10 game will benefit the Denna Laing Fund.

RED BULLS 1, REVOLUTION 0

Revolution continue winless, goal-less ways

New England, winless in its last six MLS matches, is now 5 points out of the East’s final playoff spot.

The Seattle Reign don’t know when goalkeeper Hope Solo is coming back.

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Hope Solo takes leave from Seattle Reign

The goalkeeper took an indefinite personal leave less than a week after being suspended by the US national women’s soccer team.

Goalkeeper Brad Knighton showed quick hands in helping the Revolution to a 0-0 draw at San Jose on Wednesday.

REVOLUTION AT RED BULLS | 2:30 P.M. (ESPN)

Revolution face a Red Bulls team headed in the other direction

New England is winless in its last five MLS matches, while New York is unbeaten in its last eight league games.

Aug 24, 2016; San Jose, CA, USA; New England Revolution goalkeeper Brad Knighton (18) defends the goal with defender Andrew Farrell (2) against San Jose Earthquakes forward Chad Barrett (19) during the first half at Avaya Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Revolution 0, Earthquakes 0

Scoring drought continues for Revolution, and so does winless streak

New England hasn’t had a goal, or a victory, since Aug. 9 following Wednesday night’s tie.

Hope Solo was suspended for six months for disparaging comments about Sweden following the Americans’ early departure from the Rio Olympics.

Hope Solo suspended for six months after comments about Olympic game

The goalkeeper called the Swedes ‘‘a bunch of cowards’’ for focusing on defense in their win over the US team.

Revolution forward Juan Agudelo (17) held off Crew defender Nicolai Naess (24) during New England’s dispiriting loss at Gillette Stadium on Saturday.

Revolution at Earthquakes | 10:30 p.m. (CSN)

Revolution take their playoff quest on the road

After a pair of losses, New England will try to turn it around against struggling San Jose.

Revolution goalkeeper Brad Knighton makes a kick save on a charging Ola Kamara (center) of Columbus in the first half.

crew 2, revolution 0

Crew cut down Revolution to snap 10-game winless streak

It was New England’s fourth straight loss in MLS play.

An overview shows USA's power forward Breanna Stewart (R) defend against Spain's guard Anna Cruz during a Women's Gold medal basketball match between USA and Spain at the Carioca Arena 1 on Saturday.

US women’s basketball team goes for sixth straight gold

One team that has won loads of gold in its sport is the U.S. women’s basketball team. The Americans are going for their sixth straight gold medal.

Foxborough MA 7/9/16 New England Revolution goalie Brad Knighton watching Columbus Crew SC Ola Kamara's goal end in the back of the net during first half action at Gillette Stadium on Saturday July 9, 2016. (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

CREW AT REVOLUTION | SATURDAY, 7:30 (CSN)

Opportunity is there for Revolution

With a playoff spot within reach, they’ll face the slumping Crew Saturday night.