Soccer roundup

Boston Breakers fall to Seattle in opener

The Breakers managed only four shots (two on goal) while Seattle landed 10 of 23 shots on goal.

Fired-up Revolution get boost from Alston

New England defeated the Houston Dynamo, 2-0, at Gillette Stadium on Saturday, helping avenge its season-opening loss.

MLS Roundup

Dempsey, Seattle Sounders stay hot

Clint Dempsey scored twice, giving him five in two games, as the visiting Seattle Sounders knocked FC Dallas from the ranks of the unbeaten, 3-2, on Saturday night.

Sports Log

Sports Log: Prosecutor attacks Oscar Pistorius’s credibility

A prosecutor hammered at Oscar Pistorius’s credibility during his murder trial Thursday in Pretoria, South Africa, asserting that the star athlete had a string of unlikely excuses for why he wasn’t to blame in the three gun charges he faces on top of murder. In casting doubt on the Olympian’s honesty while cross-examining him, prosecutor Gerrie Nel was pushing the prosecution’s argument that Pistorius is also lying about killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by mistake in the pre-dawn hours of Valentine’s Day last year. In the final hour of the day’s proceedings, Nel said Pistorius was trying to imply that police had tampered with the scene, moving evidence around, and that Steenkamp fled from the bedroom after an argument with the athlete.

MLS roundup: Dempsey, Seattle show off new tricks

Clint Dempsey scored the first hat trick in his MLS career to help the Sounders rally late for a wild 4-4 draw with the Timbers.

UNITED 2, REVOLUTION 0

Revolution fail to own up

D.C. United snapped a 15-match winless streak by defeating the New England Revolution, 2-0, Saturday.

Ex-Revolution player Clyde Simms ready for new life

Simms had to retire because of kidney disease, and hopes to raise awareness as he awaits further treatment.

Teen German-American Green set for US debut

Julian Green is ready for make his international debut in Wednesday night’s exhibition against Mexico.

Notebook

Arlington girls net national U15/16 Futsal title

What began as a youth soccer coaching tool stressing short passing and ball possession has resulted, five years later, with a national championship.

This day in history

Thursday, April 3, is the 93d day of 2014. There are 272 days left in the year.