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Mandatory Credit: Photo by DANIEL DAL ZENNARO/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9221382bp) Italy's defender Leonardo Bonucci and teammate forward Ciro Immobile show their dejection at the end of the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification playoff second leg soccer match between Italy and Sweden at the Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy, 13 November 2017. Sweden won 1-0 on aggregate. Italy vs Sweden, Milan - 13 Nov 2017

SPORTS LOG

Italy fails to qualify for 2018 World Cup

The four-time tournament champion hadn’t missed out on soccer’s biggest event since 1958.

United States forward Christen Press (23) heads the ball as Canada forward Janine Beckie, left, looks on during the first half of an international friendly women's soccer match, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

US 3, Canada 1

US women beat Canada in final match of the year

Julie Ertz, Alex Morgan, and Carli Lloyd scored for the US team, which has not lost to the Canadians since 2001.

CAMPUS ANGLE

On to career, Leahy grateful for soccer’s boost

Newburyport’s Aly Leahy helped Union College to an 8-5-3 record to close out her collegiate soccer career.

CAMPUS ANGLE

Tasker values hard work on, off Tufts soccer pitch

The Sudbury resident tarted all 18 regular season games for defending Division 3 national soccer champion Tufts.

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GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Andover’s Ollie Eberth racked up 301 total yards and two touchdowns in Amherst’s 31-26 win over Tufts.

Sports Log

Ex-CONCACAF aide sentenced in soccer scandal

Costas Takkas pleaded guilty and sentended to 15 months for laundering bribe money in FIFA scandal.

29nocampus - Southern New Hampshire University athlete Rianna Fasanello (Handout)

CAMPUS ANGLE

For Rianna Fasanello, a rare moment of national fame

A solid defender for the Southern New Hampshire women’s soccer team, senior captain from East Bridgewater netted first goal in four years.

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GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Reading’s Kevin Krupa scored the first goal of his college soccer career in a 1-0 WPI win over Fitchburg State.

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GlobeSouth: Noteworthy

Walpole’s Jack Lavanchy set Bridgewater State single-game records with 14 receptions good for 254 yards against Western Connecticut State.

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GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Newton’s Katie Collins paced the MIT women’s cross-country team to a runnerup finish at the pre-national Division 3 meet.

Foxboro, MA-12/3/2014--Head coach Jay Heaps (cq), left, and assistant coach Tom Soehn (cq) confer during 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

First step for Revolution is deciding on a coach

GM Mike Burns said the interest in the New England coaching job has been “overwhelming.”

Montreal Impact's Deian Boldor (35) challenges New England Revolution's Krisztian Nemeth during first-half MLS soccer game action in Montreal, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)

Revolution 3, Impact 2

Revolution end season on a high note

The win snapped New England’s 18-match winless streak on the road.

New England Revolution defender Angoua Brou Benjamin (4) holds back Montreal Impact midfielder Ignacio Piatti (10) as Piatti out positions Benjamin for a free ball during the first half of their MLS soccer game, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

REVOLUTION AT IMPACT | SUNDAY, 4 P.M. (NBCSB)

Revolution get their last chance on the road

New England is 0-13-3 away from home as it visits Montreal to conclude the 2017 season.

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GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Southborough’s Hannah Guzzi had a six-point week as Amherst College’s women’s soccer squad went 3-0.

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GlobeSouth Noteworthy

First-year QB Bobby Maimaron of Duxbury has directed the Williams College football team to a 4-1 start after a winless 2016 season.

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GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Lynn’s Jake Cassidy led Westfield State to a 33-21 footwall win over Fitchburg State.

Foxborough MA 07/22/17 New England Revolution Diego Fagundez controls the ball in front of Los Angeles Galaxy Romain Allessandrini during first half MLS action at Gillette Stadium. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

REVOLUTION 2, NEW YORK CITY FC 1

Revolution top New York City FC

Diego Fagundez led the way for New England with a pair of goals in the home finale.

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.

New England Revolution midfielder Lee Nguyen (24) celebrates with fans after he assisted on his team's second goal against Toronto FC during the second half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass.(AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

NEW YORK CITY FC AT REVOLUTION | SUNDAY, 5 P.M. (NBCSB)

Revolution could set a franchise record for most home wins in a season

That is, if New England beats NYCFC Sunday.

SYRACUSE, NY - OCTOBER 13: Dontae Strickland #4 of the Syracuse Orange dives into the end zone for a touchdown during the first quarter against the Clemson Tigers at the Carrier Dome on October 13, 2017 in Syracuse, New York. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

SPORTS LOG

Syracuse shocks second-ranked Clemson

Eric Dungey passed for 278 yards and three TDs as the Orange sent the Tigers home with their first loss.

FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, United States coach Bruce Arena stands on the sideline during a 2018 World Cup qualifying soccer match against Trinidad and Tobago, in Couva, Trinidad. Arena has resigned in the wake of the teams U.S. national team’s crash out of contention for the 2018 World Cup. “We didn’t get the job done, and I accept responsibility,” Arena said in a statement on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)

Bruce Arena resigns as US men’s soccer coach

The move comes three days after the United States failed to qualify for the World Cup.

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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.