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Players of Berlin kneel down prior to the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hertha BSC Berlin and FC Schalke 04 in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

‘Take a knee’ comes to Germany through Hertha solidarity

Hertha Berlin nodded to social struggles in the United States by kneeling before its Bundesliga home game on Saturday.

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Globe North: Noteworthy performances

Haverhill’s Alli Lahiff earned North Atlantic Conference Player of the Week honors after logging 31 kills in three matches for Colby-Sawyer volleyball.

FILE - In this April 10, 2017, file photo, Sunil Gulati, President of the United States Soccer Federation, attends a news conference in New York.A bumbling, stumbling, tumbling qualification campaign ended with a 2-1 loss to an already eliminated Caribbean nation. Now comes the fallout, which almost surely will lead to a new coach and possibly to a new head of the U.S. Soccer Federation. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

WORLD CUP SOCCER

US men’s soccer has many flaws, and a lot of work to do to fix them

The need for change was evident in the US’s failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

Christian Pulisic of the United States men’s national team reacted to their loss to Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday.

6 teams to root for now that the US men won’t be in the World Cup

A US-free World Cup is full of interesting storylines.

Michael Bradley (left) and Christian Pulisic (right) of the United States mens national team reacted to their loss against Trinidad and Tobago during the FIFA World Cup Qualifier match on Tuesday.

In shocking upset, US men’s soccer team fails to qualify for World Cup

The Americans, needing only a tie, lost to Trinidad and Tobago in a nightmare finish for US soccer.

U.S. national soccer team player DeAndre Yedlin is carried by trainer Luis Ramirez through water around the practice field during training in Couva, Trinidad, Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. Team USA plays against Trinidad & Tobago on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Ron Blum)

World Cup qualifying

Team USA’s obstacles include rain-soaked field

The United States would secure its eighth straight World Cup berth with a win and almost certainly with a tie.

United States' Christian Pulisic (10) celebrates after scoring a goal against Panama during the first half of a World Cup qualifying soccer match, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

WORLD CUP SOCCER

US men’s soccer team’s job is not done

They’ll still need at least a point Tuesday to book their ticket to the World Cup for the eighth straight time.

United States' Christian Pulisic (10) gets past Panama goalkeeper Jaime Penedo (1) to score a goal during the first half of a World Cup qualifying soccer match, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

UNITED STATES 4, PANAMA 0

Win puts US soccer on track for World Cup berth

Americans move two points ahead of Panama into third place — the last automatic berth — in the North and Central American and Caribbean region.

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GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Stoughton’s Malachi Baugh set career highs in rushes and yardage in Stonehill College’s 45-21 win over Merrimack.

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GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Lawrence’s Amari King led Worcester State volleyball to a 3-0 week.

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2017, file photo, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton speaks to the media following an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers, in Foxborough, Mass. Dannon, the maker of Oikos yogurt, is cutting ties with spokesman Cam Newton following what the company perceives as “sexist” comments the Carolina quarterback made to a female reporter. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Sports Log

Cam Newton issues video apology on Twitter

Panthers QB, facing a mounting backlash, called sexist remark he made to female beat reporter “degrading and disrespectful to women.”

The United States men's national soccer team warms up at practice in Orlando, Fla., Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. Team USA takes on Panama in a World Cup qualifying match on Friday in Orlando. (AP Photo/Ron Blum)

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US men’s soccer team in tight spot

The Americans could miss the World Cup for the first time since 1986.

Foxborough MA 7/9/16 New England Revolution goalie Brad Knighton makes a diving save against Columbus Crew SC during first half action at Gillette Stadium on Saturday July 9, 2016. (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

Revolution 0, Atlanta united 0

Revolution play to a draw with Atlanta United

New England’s slim playoff chances were reduced.

File-This photo taken March 27, 2017, shows Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) dribbling during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Dallas. Westbrook has yet to sign an extension, but the reigning league MVP said Oklahoma City is where he wants to be and he is “happy” about the offseason additions of superstars Carmelo Anthony and Paul George. “I love it here,” he said. “I like where I'm at, and I like where our team is at.”(AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

SPORTS LOG

Thunder’s Russell Westbrook signs extension

The reigning NBA MVP will get $205 million over five years to remain in Oklahoma City.

Atlanta United midfieldeer Miguel Almiron works with the ball as New England Revolution's Andrew Farrel (2) defends during an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, in Atlanta. (Miguel Martinez/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

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

Revolution brace for rematch with Atlanta

The team that trounced them, 7-0, Sept. 13 comes to Foxborough Saturday night.

CAMPUS ANGLE

Martinez makes it work on, off the pitch

Chelsea’s Denis Martinez is junior captain of a UMass Boston soccer squad looking for a third straight Little East Conference tournament championship.

Orlando City's Seb Hines (3) and Dom Dwyer (18) try to head the ball toward the goal off a corner kick, between New England Revolution's Kei Kamara (23) and Antonio Mlinar Delamea (19) during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Orlando City 6, Revolution 1

Revolution get destroyed on the road again

Shorthanded New England (red card) lost its eighth straight away from home.

New England Revolution forward Juan Agudelo (17), left, and Toronto FC forward Tosaint Ricketts (87) bang heads as they compete for control of the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

REVOLUTION AT ORLANDO | WEDNESDAY, 7:30 P.M. (CSN)

Revolution head to Orlando seeking elusive road win

New England is coming off a solid win vs. Toronto, while Orlando is 1-7-3 in its last 11 games.

New England Revolution interim head coach Tom Soehn, right, stands with members of his team during the national anthem before an MLS soccer match against Toronto FC, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. Soehn replaced fired head coach Jay Heaps and is coaching his first game for the Revolution. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

REVOLUTION 2, TORONTO FC 1

Revolution boost playoff hopes in Tom Soehn’s coaching debut

Kei Kamara converted the winning goal as New England moved within 4 points of sixth place in the Eastern Conference.

Toronto FC's Steven Beitashour, right, centers the ball in front of New England Revolution's Antonio Delamea Mlinar, center, and Chris Tierney, left, during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Saturday, June 3, 2107, in Foxborough, Mass. The Revolution won 3-0. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

TORONTO AT REVOLUTION | SATURDAY, 5 P.M. (CSN)

Revolution will try to rally behind Tom Soehn

The interim head coach faces a stern test in his first game, as Toronto comes to town

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Globe South: Noteworthy performances

Bridgewater’s George Lampros, a punter and kicker for Massachusetts Maritime, was named the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference’s Special Teams Player of the Week.

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GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Andover’s Tori Roche scored two game-winners for sixth-ranked Babson field hockey within days.

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GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Southborough’s Jacob Maddox made his first collegiate soccer goal for Franklin Pierce a big one.

CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 19: Alex Morgan #13 of the USA celebrates after scoring a goal in the second half of the match against New Zealand at Nippert Stadium on September 19, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The USA won 5-0 in the international friendly match. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

US 5, New Zealand 0

Alex Morgan, US women trounce New Zealand

The US women’s soccer team concluded a two-game series with a 5-0 victory Tuesday night.

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

In the end, Revolution’s inconsistency cost Jay Heaps his job

General manager Mike Burns had praise for Heaps even as he made the coaching change.

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 fire coach Jay Heaps after ugly road losses

The Revolution, battling for a playoff spot, suffered a 7-0 loss last week in Atlanta.

This banner protesting racism was unfurled over the Green Monster during the Sept. 13 game at Fenway Park.

Boston teams to join forces against a common foe: racism

The project came together after Orioles player Adam Jones said fans shouted racial slurs at him at Fenway Park.

New England Revolution forward Teal Bunbury (10),heads the ball away from Montreal Impact midfielder Adrian Arregui (14) during the first half of their MLS soccer game, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. The Revolution defeated the Impact 1-0. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

Major League Soccer

Sporting KC’s 23rd straight home win at expense of Revolution

Diego Rubio scored twice in Sporting Kansas City’s 3-1 victory on Saturday night.

Sporting Kansas City's Latif Blessing celebrates after scoring a goal against Orlando City during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Saturday, May 13, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

REVOLUTION AT KANSAS CITY | SATURDAY, 8:30 P.M. (CSN)

Revolution must regroup in a hurry after blowout

Coming off Wednesday’s 7-0 loss, they head to Kansas City to face a team that is unbeaten at home.

CAMPUS ANGLE

Rizzo’s a keeper with a plan

Swampscott’s Samantha Rizzo is something of an accidental soccer keeper, but she had solid plans after Colby College.

CAMPUS ANGLE

Kaba scoring on and off the pitch

Adam Kaba’s first collegiate soccer goal for Northeastern propelled the team to its first win of the year.

CAMPUS ANGLE

Rosenblatt has soccer breakout for Northeastern

Intense work and club play transformed Lincoln-Sudbury product Hannah Rosenblatt into a scoring machine for Northeastern.

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GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

West Bridgewater’s Kelly Couite scored three goals in East Nazarene’s 5-1 soccer win over Mass Maritime Sept. 6.

New England Revolution midfielder Xavier Kouassi (12) received a red card during an MLS soccer match against Atlanta United on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, in Atlanta. (Miguel Martinez/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Replay played a pivotal role in lopsided Revolution loss

Two players were red-carded after video reviews, and it was all downhill after that in a 7-0 spanking.

Atlanta United's Miguel Almiron jumps onto Josef Martinez after Martinez scored on a penalty kick against the New England Revolution during an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, in Atlanta. (Miguel Martinez/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

ATLANTA UNITED 7, REVOLUTION 0

Josef Martinez’s first-half hat trick sinks Revolution

The undermanned Revolution remained winless on the road in 2017.

Atlanta United's Miguel Almiron (10) moves the ball past Orlando City's Luis Gil during the second half of an MLS soccer match, Friday, July 21, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. Atlanta United won 1-0. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

REVOLUTION AT ATLANTA | WEDNESDAY, 7 P.M. (CSN)

Once more, Revolution head on the road looking for a win

They have their first meeting with the expansion Atlanta team, a game with playoff implications.

New England Revolution defender Angoua Brou Benjamin (4) and Montreal Impact Anthony Jackson -Hamel (24) fight for position on a free ball during the first half of their MLS soccer game, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

Revolution 1, Impact 0

Revolution get past Impact

Lee Nguyen’s goal gave New England its fifth straight win at home.

New England Revolution's Claude Dielna, foreground right, hugs Kei Kamara after Kamara's third goal of the match during the second half of an MLS soccer game against Orlando City SC in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017. The Revolution won 4-0. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

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

Revolution hope to make it four straight shutouts at home

Montreal is in town Saturday, trying to penetrate a New England defense that has been staunch in Foxborough.

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GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Soccer forward Hayley Dowd of Peabody has signed with the Boston Breakers of the National Women’s Soccer League.

USA's Bobby Wood (C) scores against Honduras during their 2018 World Cup football qualifier match in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, on September 5, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Orlando SIERRAORLANDO SIERRA/AFP/Getty Images

UNITED STATES 1, HONDURAS 1

Late goal give US a tie with Honduras in World Cup soccer qualifier

Bobby Wood, a 73rd-minute substitute, scored for the Americans in the 85th minute.

New England Revolution's Kei Kamara (23) scores on Orlando City SC's Joseph Bendik during the first half of an MLS soccer game in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

REVOLUTION 4, ORLANDO CITY SC 0

Revolution roll over Orlando City SC

Kei Kamara scored three goals to lead the way for New England.

HARRISON, NJ - SEPTEMBER 01: Marco Urena #21 of Costa Rica celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's second goal against the United States during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier at Red Bull Arena on September 1, 2017 in Harrison, New Jersey. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

COSTA RICA 2, US 0

Team USA’s World Cup hopes in serious trouble

Lackluster outing in shutout loss will hurt bid to qualify for eighth straight World Cup.

FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2017, file photo, U.S. figure skating star Gracie Gold answers questions during an interview in New York. Gracie Gold is stepping away from the sport to seek professional help with the Olympics a little more than five months away. The 2014 Olympic bronze medalist and two-time national champion did not specify in a statement to U.S. Figure Skating what sort of help she needs. She said Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, her

SPORTS LOG

Gracie Gold to take leave of absence to seek ‘professional help’

The figure skating star from Newton did not elaborate on the professional help she will seek.

Orlando City's Kaka takes a free kick against Atlanta United during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Friday, July 21, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

ORLANDO CITY AT REVOLUTION | SATURDAY, 7 P.M. (CSN)

Revolution back home to take on Orlando City

The game is a makeup of the Revolution’s home opener that was postponed in March.

CAMPUS ANGLE

Norfolk’s Allen continues a Brandeis soccer tradition

Junior striker Andrew Allen and his father, Greg, have starred for the Brandeis University men’s soccer team.

Toronto FC forward Sebastian Giovinco (10) and New England Revolution defender Antonio Delamea Mlinar, left, vie for control of the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Toronto on Friday, June 23, 2017. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Revolution will be missing Delamea and Watson Saturday

The two players will be with their national teams and will miss the game against Orlando City.