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Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid celebrates after his side are crowned La Liga champions.

Real Madrid wins its 1st Spanish title since 2012

Real Madrid won the Spanish league for the first time in five years on Sunday, avoiding its worst title drought since the 1980s.

Lee Nguyen (left) leads the Revolution with four assists and ranks second with five goals.


Revolution look to end struggles vs. Crew

Columbus has shut out New England in three straight meetings.


New to these shores: beach soccer

Near Boston, the beach version of futbol is still relatively new but gaining popularity.

Real Salt Lake head coach Mike Petke in the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, April 15, 2017, in Commerce City, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)


Revolution face a depleted Salt Lake team at Gillette

RSL has lost three straight games and will be missing several key players Saturday night.

Seattle Sounders' Osvaldo Alonso celebrates the tying goal against the New England Revolution during the second half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, April 29, 2017, in Seattle. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times via AP)


Revolution regroup as they head for Columbus

Blowing a 3-0 lead in Seattle last week has them determined to finish the job going forward.

Revolution midfielder Daigo Kobayashi battled Sounders midfielder Osvaldo Alonso for the ball during the second half.

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Revolution give away huge lead late in match

Seattle scored three times in the final 15 minutes to salvage a draw with New England.

Rendering of soccer stadium the Krafts were proposing for a site in Dorchester owned by the University of Massachusetts. (New England Revolution)

With UMass deal dead, is there any room in Boston for a soccer stadium?

The options seem to be running out.

Rendering of a soccer stadium that the Krafts had proposed for a Dorchester property owned by the University of Massachusetts.

Kraft’s bid for an urban soccer stadium hits another dead end

UMass officials broke off talks with the Kraft Group on building a soccer stadium near UMass Boston.

New England Revolution's Lee Nguyen, left, takes the ball upfield as D.C. United's Kofi Opare tries to slow him down in the first half at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass., Saturday, April 22, 2017. Gretchen Ertl for The Boston Globe.

D.C. united 2, revolution 2

Revolution extend home unbeaten streak to eight in tie with D.C.

An own goal by United in the 49th minute helped New England grab a point.

Foxboro, MA-12/3/2014--Head coach Jay Heaps (cq) overseas warm-up drills. The New England Revolution practice at Gillette Stadium, on Wednesday, December 3, 2014. They are preparing for the MLS Cup Final at the LA Galaxy. Photo by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Topic: Revolution Reporter: John Powers


Revolution conclude busy week by facing D.C. United

Their third game in eight days will be Saturday night against their old rivals.

Foxborough MA 4/8/17 New England Revolution goalie Cody Cropper making a goal kick against the Houston Dynamo during second half action of their MLS game at Gillette Stadium. (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

Revolution 0, Earthquakes 0

Revolution home win streak snapped in tie with Earthquakes

Their unbeaten streak at home was stretched to seven, however.

Foxborough MA 4/8/17 New England Revolution Juan Agudelo battles with Houston Dynamo Dylan Remick for control of the ball during second half action of their MLS game at Gillette Stadium. (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:


Busy week is a chance for Revolution to make up ground

In the next four days, they play twice at home, where they have won six straight games.

Affidavit says doctor prescribed Prince drugs under friend’s name

The court documents unsealed Monday revealed nothing about how the pop superstar got the fentanyl that actually killed him.


Revolution bow to Fire

Chicago had a man advantage for much of the game and made it pay off.

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A brief look at the Revolution’s next game.

Foxborough MA 4/8/17 New England Revolution Juyan Agudelo reacts after scoring a goal against the Houston Dynamo during second half action of their MLS game at Gillette Stadium. (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:


Revolution prepared for improved Fire

New England is unbeaten in its last three games.

The heads of the Canadian, US, and Mexican football federations are jointly bidding for the 2026 World Cup.

United States wants World Cup bid process expedited

Canada and Mexico also would host games during the 2026 World Cup.

Borussia Dortmund’s team bus was damaged Tuesday in explosions as the side was en route to a Champions League match.

German soccer team’s bus hit by blasts

Three explosions went off near Borussia Dortmund’s team bus before Tuesday’s Champions League match.

Germany: Player hurt in blasts near Borussia Dortmund bus

Three explosions went off near the team bus of one of Germany’s top soccer clubs as it set off for a Champions League quarterfinal match on Tuesday evening, injuring a player, authorities said.

Borussia Dortmund player hurt in blasts near the team’s bus

Borussia Dortmund says defender Marc Bartra was injured when three explosions went off near the team bus and is being treated at a hospital.

FILE - In this June 24, 2016, file photo, CONCACAF President Victor Montagliani speaks during a news conference in New York. The United States, Mexico and Canada are going to announce a joint bid for the 2026 World Cup on Monday, a person familiar with the decision said. The confederation made the final decision to go ahead with the bid at its meeting Saturday, April 8, 2017, in Aruba, the person said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the bid will not formally be announced until Monday in Manhattan. In a news release, CONCACAF said the countries will be making a “historic announcement.” (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)


US part of World Cup joint bid

The United States, Mexico, and Canada plan to announce a joint bid for the 2026 soccer World Cup on Monday.

Mexico’s Hector Moreno (left) and the US’s Christian Pulisic chased a loose ball during a World Cup qualifier last year.

US, Mexico, Canada to make joint bid for 2026 World Cup

CONCACAF is moving ahead with the bid that was widely expected before President Trump was elected.

Kei Kamara (left) scored his second goal of the season in the 52nd minute.


Revolution run unbeaten streak to three games

Kei Kamara and Juan Agudelo scored in the second half to lead New England past Houston, 2-0.

FILE - In this May 15, 2016, file photo, Houston Dynamo forward Erick Torres (9) plays the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer game against Real Salt Lake at BBVA Compass Stadium,in Houston. Torres looks as if he's back to his old self with Houston, energized by coach Wilmer Cabrera. Torres recorded the third hat trick by a Mexican-born player in MLS history last week against the New York Red Bulls. (Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)


Revolution defense faces challenge from Dynamo

The Houston offense has been potent this season.

epa04833077 Megan Rapinoe of the USA (2-R, front)celebrates with teammates (L-R) Christie Rampone, Amy Rodriguez, and Meghan Klingenberg as she lifts up their trophy after defeating Japan to win the FIFA Women's World Cup championship 2015, at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, Canada, 05 July 2015. EPA/BEN NELMS EDITORIAL USE ONLY, NOT USED IN ASSOCATION WITH ANY COMMERCIAL ENTITY - IMAGES MUST NOT BE USED IN ANY FORM OF ALERT OR PUSH SERVICE OF ANY KIND INCLUDING VIA MOBILE ALERT SERVICES, DOWNLOADS TO MOBILE DEVICES OR MMS MESSAGING

US women’s soccer team reaches contract agreement

The deal settles a dispute with the US Soccer Federation over disparity in pay between the men’s and women’s teams.

Carolina Hurricanes' Bryan Bickell in action during the first period of an NHL hockey game against Philadelphia Flyers, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in Philadelphia. The Flyers won 6-3. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)


Hurricanes’ Bryan Bickell back in the NHL

Bickell, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in November, has been working his way back into shape.

Lee Nguyen scored the equalizer for the Revolution in the 85th minute.

Revolution 1, Timbers 1

Revolution fight Portland to a tie

Lee Nguyen scored in the 85th minute as the Revolution salvaged a draw.

8.3.1986114320_Sports_Revolution As former Revolution goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth (33) goes to retrieve the ball from the Minnesota United goal, Revolution midfielder Lee Nguyen (24) hugs forward Kai Kamara (23) who had stuffed an extra ball under his shirt to celebrate his goal during the MLS soccer game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, March 25, 2017. The Revs defeated Minnesota United 5-2. (Robert E. Klein for the Boston Globe)


Revolution ready to take on a ‘very explosive’ Portland team

The Revolution will face a Western Conference team on the road for the third time this season.

Clint Dempsey celebrated his goal against Panama.


Americans earn draw at Panama in World Cup qualifier

Christian Pulisic set up Clint Dempsey’s 56th international goal, allowing the US to remain in contention for a trip to Russia.

FIFA suspended Argentina's Lionel Messi (10) four games for this argument with assistant referee Emerson Augusto during last week’s match against Chile.

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FIFA bans Lionel Messi for four games

The five-time FIFA Player of the Year was suspended for ripping into a referee last week.

Michael Bradley (4) celebrated with teammates after scoring during the first half.

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US squad’s qualifying victory comes at a cost

Sebastian Lletget was injured shortly after scoring his first national team goal.

Revolution striker Juan Agudelo beat former teammate Bobby Shuttleworth for a pair of goals.


Revolution beat Minnesota United in home opener

New England improved to 7-0-4 in its last 11 home-opening matches.

Clint Dempsey looked upfield after scoring one of his three goals.


Clint Dempsey’s hat trick paces Americans past Honduras

The rout helped the US get back in contention for an eighth straight World Cup berth.

Revolution defender Chris Tierney warns against underestimating Minnesota.


Revolution will try again with home opener

New England, whose March 11 match at Gillette Stadium was postponed, faces expansion side Minnesota United.

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Pete Hamilton, 1970 Daytona 500 winner, dies at 74

The Needham native was first — and only — NASCAR driver from Massachusetts to win Daytona.

Juventus' players celebrate at the end of the Italian Serie A soccer match between Sampdoria and Juventus at the Luigi Ferraris stadium in Genoa, Italy, Sunday, March 19, 2017. Juventus beat Sampdoria 1-0. (Luca Zennaro/ANSA via AP)

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Juventus to return to Gillette Stadium for July 30 match

Five-time Serie A champion will face AS Roma in an International Champions Cup soccer match.

Juventus' players celebrate at the end of the Italian Serie A soccer match between Sampdoria and Juventus at the Luigi Ferraris stadium in Genoa, Italy, Sunday, March 19, 2017. Juventus beat Sampdoria 1-0. (Luca Zennaro/ANSA via AP)

Juventus and Roma to play at Gillette July 30

The soccer teams are 1-2 in the Serie A standings right now.

Tampa Bay Rays' Kevin Kiermaier watches his infield single during the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates in a spring training baseball game in Port Charlotte, Fla., Monday, March 20, 2017. (Will Vragovic/The Tampa Bay Times via AP)


Rays sign Kevin Kiermaier to six-year contract

The contract is worth $53.5 million and could escalate to $66.15 million in bonuses and an option year.

FILE -- U.S. players react to their silver-medal finish in the women's hockey final, at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 20, 2014. Members of the United States women’s team announced that they would sit out the 2017 World Championships after negotiations for an increase in wages and support from USA Hockey stalled. (Doug Mills/The New York TImes)

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USA Hockey to meet with women’s team players

Players are seeking a deal that pays them outside the six-month Olympic period

FILE - In this April 26, 2016, file photo, New York Giants' Jason Pierre-Paul smiles as he talks to reporters after an NFL football minicamp practice in East Rutherford, N.J. Star defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul has signed a four-year contract with the New York Giants. The team gave Pierre-Paul the franchise tag last month, and reached the long-term deal Friday, March 17, 2017.(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

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Giants re-sign DE Jason Pierre-Paul to 4-year, $68m deal

Two-time Pro Bowler showed team his right hand was fully healed from July 4 fireworks accident two years ago.

FC Dallas forwards Maxi Urruti (37) breaks away from Pachuca midfielder Jorge Hernández (16) during the first half of a CONCACAF Champions League semifinal soccer game, Wednesday, March 15, 2017 in Frisco, Texas. FC Dallas won 2-1. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)


Revolution face another early test at Dallas

They go back on the road Saturday night after last week’s home opener was postponed.

United States head coach Bruce Arena, right, looks on from the sideline during warmups before a friendly soccer match against Serbia, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017 in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

Bruce Arena brings back Clint Dempsey, Tim Howard for World Cup qualifiers

The coach made large-scale changes, hoping to spark the Americans to a rebound in World Cup qualifying.

Abrupt dismissals leave US attorneys scrambling

Attorney General Jeff Sessions gave dozens of the country’s prosecutors a pep talk -- then dismissed them two days later.

Foxboro, MA-12/3/2014--Head coach Jay Heaps (cq) overseas warm-up drills. The New England Revolution practice at Gillette Stadium, on Wednesday, December 3, 2014. They are preparing for the MLS Cup Final at the LA Galaxy. Photo by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Topic: Revolution Reporter: John Powers

Saturday’s Revolution game has been postponed

The game against Orlando City was moved to Sept. 2 because of frigid weather in the forecast.

FILE - In this April 28, 2016, file photo, Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis, center, meets with Raiders fans after speaking at a meeting of the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee in Las Vegas. The Raiders have filed paperwork to move to Las Vegas. Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak told The Associated Press on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, that he spoke with the Raiders. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)


Raiders have stadium backer for Las Vegas

The team presented the new proposal with financing backed by Bank of America to the NFL’s stadium and finance committees.

The United States Under-20 soccer team was ecstatic after winning the CONCACAF final.

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US team wins first U-20 CONCACAF title

Danny Acosta scored the winning goal in a shootout as the United States beat Honduras.