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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:


Opportunity is there for Revolution

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

Former FIFA President Joao Havelange (R) is presented with a bust of himself by Brazil's Sports Minster Orlando Silva during the Soccerex global convention at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, November 22, 2010. REUTERS/Bruno Domingos/File photo

Joao Havelange, 100, world power broker in soccer, Olympics

Mr. Havelange, a former Olympian, was among the most influential figures in sports from the 1970s to the 1990s.

Former Revolution striker Charlie Davies made his first appearance at Foxborough with his new team, the Philadelphia Union.

Union 4, Revolution 0

Revolution look disjointed in shutout loss to Union

New England lost its third MLS match in a row to drop out of sixth place in the playoff race.

Orlando City goalkeeper Joseph Bendik, right, stops a shot by New England Revolution's Charlie Davies, left, as Orlando City's Cyle Larin comes in to assist during the second half of an MLS soccer match, Sunday, July 31, 2016, in Orlando, Fla. Orlando won 3-1. (AP Photo/John Raoux)


Charlie Davies returns to Gillette with Union

The just-traded Revolution striker faces his old team Saturday night with Philadelphia.

Revolution defender Andrew Farrell (left) and Fire forward Michael de Leeuw fought for the ball during the first half.

Revolution 3, Fire 1

Revolution douse Fire to advance to US Open Cup final

The Revolution advanced to the finals of the tournament for the first time in nine years.

May 14, 2016; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Revolution forward Femi Hollinger-Janzen (88) and forward Kei Kamara (13) celebrate a goal by Hollinger-Janzen as Chicago Fire forward Razvan Cocis (30) walks away during the second half of the Revolution's 2-0 win over the Fire at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Revolution set to face Chicago in US Open Cup

The Revs have already defeated the Fire twice this season in a pair of shutouts.

Toronto FC forward Sebastian Giovinco (10) celebrated after scoring his second goal.

Toronto FC 4, Revolution 1

Revolution sunk by Toronto FC’s Sebastian Giovinco

Giovinco’s hat trick helped Toronto rout visiting New England.

Jul 16, 2016; Sandy, UT, USA; New England Revolution head coach Jay Heaps reacts in the second half against the Real Salt Lake at Rio Tinto Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

Revolution look to rebound against Toronto

New England is clinging to the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference but is coming off a loss to Orlando.

Handout picture released by the Rio 2016 Olympic Committee showing former football player Pele holding the Olympic flame at the Pele Museum in Santos, Sao Paulo State, Brazil, on July 22, 2016. The Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be held in Brazil from August 5-21 and September 7-18 respectively. / AFP PHOTO / Rio 2016 / Andre Luiz Mello / Rio 2016 / Andre Luiz Mello / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT

Citing health, Pelé says he won’t attend Opening Ceremony

The Brazilian soccer icon was thought to be a likely candidate to light the Olympic cauldron.

Taking their soccer game to the next level

For Nick Ainscough of Canton and Sarahkate Norton of East Bridgewater, the road to college-level soccer involves constant fine-tuning.

May 23, 2015; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Revolution forward Charlie Davies (9) celebrates after scoring a goal against D.C. United during the first half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

Revolution trade Charlie Davies to Union

The forward has played in New England for four seasons, and recently announced he’d been treated for cancer.

Kei Kamara (13) put the Revolution ahead with a goal in the 19th minute.


Revolution lose on road to Orlando City

Kei Kamara put New England ahead early, but the Lions responded with three unanswered goals.

Charlies Davies has been with the Revolution since 2013.

Revolution’s Charlie Davies in remission after cancer diagnosis

A doctor detected liposarcoma in the spring, but Davies waited until treatment was finished before going public.

Jay Heaps and the Revolution are coming off a 1-0 victory over Chicago last Saturday.


Revolution travel to Orlando City on Sunday

New England has never lost to Orlando City in MLS play, holding a 1-0-3 record.

Je-Vaughn Watson scored in the 85th minute for the Revolution on Saturday.

Revolution 1, Fire 0

Je-Vaughn Watson lifts Revolution over Fire

The utilityman scored his second goal of the week in the 85th minute.

May 14, 2016; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Revolution forward Kei Kamara (13) holds off Chicago Fire defender Khaly Thiam (19) during the first half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports


Revolution look to keep Fire in the pits

Last-place Chicago takes an MLS-record 34-game road winless streak into Gillette on Saturday.

New England Revolution midfielder JeVaughn Watson, second from left, celebrates his goal with teammates Daigo Kobayashi (16), Diego Fagundez, third from left, and Steve Neumann, far right, during a U.S. Open Cup soccer match against the Philadelphia Union at Harvard University's Jordan Field, Wednesday, July 20, 2016, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

US Open Cup

Revolution top Union on penalty kicks

Goalie Brad Knighton made two crucial saves for New England.

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw walks in the dugout before a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh, Saturday, June 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)


Back surgery a possibility for Dodgers’ Kershaw

The three-time NL Cy Young Award winner suffered a setback over the weekend.

Teal Bunbury scored twice for the Revolution in their US Open Cup victory over the New York Cosmos on June 29.


Revolution take on Union in US Open Cup quarterfinals

The teams hit Harvard University’s Jordan Field to play for a berth in the Aug. 10 semifinals.

Real Salt Lake forward Juan Martinez (7) battled Revolution midfielder Scott Caldwell (6) and defender Jose Goncalves (23) in the first half.

Revolution 0, Real Salt Lake 0

Revolution earn tough point on road vs. Real Salt Lake

Although offensive chances were limited, the Revolution’s defense was stout.

May 14, 2016; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Revolution forward Kei Kamara (13) chases down a loose ball against the Chicago Fire during the first half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports


Kei Kamara feeling at home with Revolution

The star forward hasn’t stopped moving, from his childhood in war-torn Sierra Leone to his professional career.

SEATTLE, WA - MARCH 08: Head coach Jay Heaps of the New England Revolution walks off the pitch after the match against the Seattle Sounders FC at CenturyLink Field on March 8, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. The Sounders defeated the Revolution 3-0. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)


Revolution aim to get back in playoff mix

A home win over Columbus on Saturday night would put an end to New England’s three-match skid in MLS play.

France's Antoine Griezmann, center, scores his side’s second goal during the Euro 2016 semifinal soccer match between Germany and France, at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille, France, Thursday, July 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)


France books spot in Euro 2016 final

Antoine Griezmann scored twice in a 2-0 win over Germany, sending the host nation into a matchup with Portugal.

FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2015, file photo, New York City Football Club midfielder Frank Lampard, left, of England, takes a shot on goal against the Columbus Crew during the first half of an MLS soccer match at Yankee Stadium in New York. Major League Soccer had a tremendous influx of superstar European players in 2015. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

NYCFC 1, Revolution 0

Frank Lampard’s goal beats Revolution

A deflected cross in the 58th minute got past Bobby Shuttleworth and handed New England its third straight loss.

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, right, heads the ball to score the opening goal next to Wales' James Chester during the Euro 2016 semifinal soccer match between Portugal and Wales, at the Grand Stade in Decines-Charpieu, near Lyon, France, Wednesday, July 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Cristiano Ronaldo leads Portugal to Euro 2016 final

The Real Madrid star scored on a header and set up another goal in a 2-0 win over Wales.

(FILES) This file photo taken on June 02, 2016 shows Barcelona's football star Lionel Messi arriving at the courthouse on June 2, 2016 in Barcelona, where Messi and his father are to face judges in a tax fraud case. A court in Spain on July 7, 2016 sentenced Barcelona striker Lionel Messi and his father to 21 months in jail for tax fraud and slapped them with a fine of 3.7 million euros ($4.1 million). But these prison sentences are likely to be suspended as is common in Spain for first offences for non-violent crimes carrying a sentence of less than two years. / AFP PHOTO / JOSEP LAGOJOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images

Lionel Messi sentenced to prison, but won’t have to go

The soccer star and his father received suspended sentences of 21 months in prison for tax fraud.

New England Revolution's Femi Hollinger-Janzen (88) celebrates his goal with teammates during the second half of an MLS soccer game against the Seattle Sounders Saturday, May 28, 2016, in Foxborough, Mass. The Revolution won 2-1. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Femi Hollinger-Janzen makes himself at home with Revolution

The 22-year-old midfielder moved to Indiana from Africa when he was 6.

Revolution forward Kei Kamara (13) kicked the ball past Impact goalkeeper Evan Bush during the first half.

Soccer roundup: Montreal rallies to beat Revolution

The Impact came roaring back from a two-goal deficit to beat New England, 3-2.

Michael Phelps swims in the men's 200-meter individual medley final at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials, Friday, July 1, 2016, in Omaha, Neb. Phelps won the race. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Sports Log

Michael Phelps beats Ryan Lochte in 200 IM duel

Their showdown went down to the wire at the US Olympic Swimming trials.

Oct 17, 2015; Foxborough, MA, USA; Montreal Impact forward Didier Drogba (right) passes the ball as New England Revolution midfielder Jermaine Jones (left) defends during the first half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports


Revolution face struggling Impact in Montreal

Montreal has just one win in 11 games, while New England has been playing well on the road.

epaselect epaselect epa05400363 Ricardo Quaresma (2-R) of Portugal celebrates with his teammates after scoring the winning penalty during the penalty shootout of the UEFA EURO 2016 quarter final match between Poland and Portugal at Stade Velodrome in Marseille, France, 30 June 2016. Portugal won 5-3 on penalties. (RESTRICTIONS APPLY: For editorial news reporting purposes only. Not used for commercial or marketing purposes without prior written approval of UEFA. Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage. Photographs published in online publications (whether via the Internet or otherwise) shall have an interval of at least 20 seconds between the posting.) EPA/PETER POWELL EDITORIAL USE ONLY


Portugal reachs Euro 2016 semifinals

Portugal beat Poland in a penalty shootout to advance.

Seattle Sounders' defender Leo Gonzalez, right, challenges New England Revolution forward Teal Bunbury (10) in the first half of an MLS soccer match, Sunday, March 8, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Revolution 3, Cosmos 2

Revolution advance to US Open Cup quarterfinals

Teal Bunbury’s second goal, in the 83d minute, beat the Cosmos, 3-2.

Lionel Messi said after Argentina lost in the Copa America Centenario final that he would no longer play for the national team.


Argentina fans still shocked over Lionel Messi’s decision to quit

Some fans, players, and even Argentina’s president want Messi to reconsider his plan to quit the national team.

Iceland defeated England, 2-1, on Monday.

Euro 2016

Iceland’s win over England is a massive upset

Iceland, with a population of 330,000, is playing in its first major soccer tournament.

Argentina's Lionel Messi (right) tripped ahead of Chile's Francisco Silva during extra time.


Chile beats Argentina on penalty kicks to win Copa America

Afterward, renowed star Lionel Messi said that he would no longer play for Argentina’s national team.

US men’s soccer coach Jurgen Klinsmann said he believed the team’s fourth-place finish in the Copa America Centenario was a step in the right direction.

Copa America Centenario

US Soccer Federation will evaluate Jurgen Klinsmann, team

The Americans finished in fourth place in the tournament, losing to Colombia, 1-0, in Saturday’s consolation game.

Portugal's Ricardo Quaresma celebrated after scoring the goal that eliminated Croatia from Euro 2016.


Portugal, Wales, Poland advance to European soccer quarterfinals

All three matches were decided by one-goal margins.

D.C. Untied 2, Revolution 0

Revolution get shut out in D.C.

It’s the fourth consecutive loss at RFK Stadium for New England.

Carlos Bacca of Colmbia celebrated his first-half goal.

Copa America Centenario

US falls to Colombia in third-place game

The 31st-ranked Americans were beaten by No. 3 Colombia for the second time in the tournament.

Europe is in crisis. So is its favorite sport.

On Friday morning, Europe awoke to startling news. The United Kingdom had voted to leave the European Union.

Apr 23, 2016; Washington, DC, USA; D.C. United forward Fabian Espindola (10) dribbles as New England Revolution midfielder Scott Caldwell (6) defends during the first half at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial. D.C. United defeated New England Revolution 3-0. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports


Revolution head to D.C. looking for third straight win

The Revolution are 0-1-1 against the United this season but have some momentum going.

The New England Revolution’s Foxboro Stadium home (far left), built for football, can seem empty even with a good soccer crowd on hand. Stadiums built for soccer, like Avaya Stadium in San Jose, Calif., (above) and Providence Park in Portland, Ore., (left) produce a noisier, more exciting crowd atmosphere.

MLS trying to build the game

As Major League Soccer expands, New England lags behind the league’s push for soccer-specific stadiums.

Ezequiel Lavezzi (22) got Argentina soaring with a goal against the US.

Argentina 4, US 0

US pounded by Argentina in Copa America semifinals

Argentina scored early and never looked back.

Kyle Beckerman is likely to assume a starting role for Tuesday’s Copa America semifinal after Jermaine Jones received a red card in the Americans’ previous match.


Americans not daunted by challenge of facing Argentina

While the international power has Lionel Messi, the US “have a few good players, as well,” said captain Michael Bradley.