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In this photo taken Monday May 21, 2018, Bay Area Sports Hall of Hame inductee Brandi Chastain poses by her plaque during a press conference in San Francisco. Social media is finding little to like about the likeness on a plaque honoring retired soccer champion Chastain. The Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in San Francisco unveiled the plaque on Monday night. Chastain diplomatically said

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Soccer star Brandi Chastain’s unflattering plaque will be redone

The Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in San Francisco unveiled the plaque Monday, and it was quickly panned by the public.

Montreal Impact defender Victor Cabrera, left, and New England Revolution midfielder Wilfried Zahibo battle for the ball during second half MLS action Saturday, May 5, 2018 in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson /The Canadian Press via AP)


Revolution look to bounce back against Toronto

Coming off a loss in Montreal, the Revolution face the defending MLS champs, who are injury-riddled.

Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has emergency surgery

Ferguson, the most successful manager in British soccer history, suffered a brain hemorrhage.

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 07: Teal Bunbury of the the New England Revolution runs with the ball as Leonardo of the Los Angeles Galaxy tries to catch him during the 2014 MLS Cup match at the at StubHub Center on December 7, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)


Defense is cresting as Revolution head to Montreal

New England is coming off an impressive shutout of Kansas City and may get Kelyn Rowe back.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by ETTORE FERRARI/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9657258cn) Georginio Wijnaldum AS Roma vs Liverpool FC, Rome, Italy - 02 May 2018 Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum (R) celebrates with his teammates after scoring the 2-1 lead during the UEFA Champions League semi final, second leg soccer match between AS Roma and Liverpool FC at the Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 02 May 2018.


Liverpool advances to Champions League final

After holding off Roma in the semifinals, Liverpool will face two-time defending champion Real Madrid on May 26.

Foxborough-2/27/18- The Revolution practiced on their practice field in preparation for their season opener. Lee Nguyen runs a drill. JohnTlumacki/Globe staff(sports)

Revolution trade Lee Nguyen, 31, to Los Angeles for money

Nguyen is second in goals and assists in franchise history.

Revolution 1, Sporting Kansas City 0

Revolution’s fourth win of season a reversal of fortune

Appeal resulted in reversal of offside call on Teal Bunbury’s 44th-minute tally for Revolution (4-2-2, 14 points).

Sporting Kansas City forward Johnny Russell (7) in the second half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, March 24, 2018, in Commerce City, Colo. The teams played to a 2-2 tie. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)


Revolution brace for high-scoring Kansas City team

Sporting KC leads MLS with 20 goals and is coming off a 6-0 thrashing of Vancouver.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 24: Mohamed Salah of Liverpool celebrates as he scores his sides second goal with Roberto Firmino during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final First Leg match between Liverpool and A.S. Roma at Anfield on April 24, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)


Liverpool routs Roma in Champions League semifinal leg

Mohamed Salah produced two world-class finishes and set up goals by Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.

From left: Rick Antonellis, Fabrizio Nicastro, and Giulio Caperchi watched a UEFA Champions League match last week in a Boston establishment. AS Roma and Liverpool FC — both clubs are owned by businessmen with Boston ties — will meet in the Champions League semifinals.

A high-stakes European soccer match, made in Boston

Introducing “the Boston Derby” — that’s “dar-be,” for you readers who still call it “soccer.”

Foxborough-2/27/18- The Revolution practiced on their practice field in preparation for their season opener. Cristian Penilla takes a shot at the net. JohnTlumacki/Globe staff(sports)

Revolution 2, Columbus Crew 2

Penilla, Bunbury lift Revolution to draw with Columbus

Cristian Penilla scored the tying goal in the first minute of first-half stoppage time and the Revolution held on for a draw with Columbus.

Columbus Crew's Gyasi Zardes (11) drives the ball past Philadelphia Union's Jack Elliott (3) in the second half of an MLS soccer match, Saturday, March 17, 2017, in Chester, Pa. The game ended 0-0. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)


Revolution, Crew share a common frustration as they square off

The two teams are coming off 1-0 losses in which they dominated their opponents.

FC Dallas 1, Revolution

Revolution’s 4-game unbeaten streak ends vs. FC Dallas

The Revolution lost for the first time at home in 12 games (9-1-2) dating to July 5.

Barcelona's Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez celebrates a goal during the Spanish league footbal match between FC Barcelona and Valencia CF at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on April 14, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENELLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images


Barcelona soccer breaks 38-year-old La Liga record

Spanish power beat Valencia to extend unbeaten streak to 39 games.

FC Dallas goalie Jimmy Maurer (14) eyes the ball as Seattle Sounders Clint Dempsey (2, far right, facing), Roman Torres (29) and Handwalla Bwana (70, far right, back to camera) converge in front of the goal on a scoring attempt during the first half of an Major League Soccer match Sunday, March 18, 2018, on Frisco, Texas. Maurer posted a shutout as FC Dallas won the game, 3-0. (Steve Hamm/The Dallas Morning News via AP)


Revolution will try to break through stingy Dallas defense

Saturday night’s opponent, FC Dallas, has allowed a league-low three goals through four games.

HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 08: Alex Morgan #13 of United States shoots the ball defended by Cecilia Santiago #12 of Mexico in the second half at BBVA Compass Stadium on April 8, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

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Alex Morgan, Carli Lloyd power USWNT win

Lloyd became the sixth American to score 100 international goals

Revolution 4, Impact 0

Revolution overpower Impact, extend unbeaten streak to four

The Revolution (3-1-1, 10 points) are off to their best start since 2005 and second-best start ever after five games.

Foxborough MA 03/10/18 New England Revolution goalie Matt Turner making a save in front of teammate Jalil Anibaba and Colorado Rapids Jack McBean during first half action of MLS Soccer opening day at Gillette Stadium. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: Rapids-Revo pics reporter:

Revolution are relying on some less familiar names

Coach Brad Friedel has emphasized that those who “earn the right to play” will be rewarded.

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 1984 file photo, AC Milan's Ray Wilkins, left, and Mark Hateley, both from England, celebrate at the end of a 2-1 victory over Inter Milan. Ray Wilkins, who captained England’s national soccer team and played for illustrious teams such as Manchester United, Chelsea and AC Milan in a 24-year career, died Wednesday April 4, 2018. He was 61. (AP Photo/Carlo Fumagalli, File)

Ray ‘Butch’ Wilkins, 61, World Cup midfielder for England

Mr. Wilkins played for such illustrious clubs as Manchester United, Chelsea, and AC Milan over a 24-year career.

Foxborough-2/27/18- The Revolution practiced on their practice field in preparation for their season opener. Cristian Penilla takes a shot at the net. JohnTlumacki/Globe staff(sports)


Revolution shut out Dynamo

Cristian Penilla had a goal and an assist to help New England overpower 10-man Houston.

Foxborough-2/27/18- The Revolution practiced on their practice field in preparation for their season opener. Coach Brad Friedel. JohnTlumacki/Globe staff(sports)


Revolution ready to press for road win against Houston

New England’s high-pressure attack has paid dividends in its first three games.

CARY, NC - MARCH 27: Bruno Valdez #5 of Paraguay and Matt Miazga #3 of United States exchange angey words as the teams scuffle during their game at WakeMed Soccer Park on March 27, 2018 in Cary, North Carolina. The United States won 1-0. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

US 1, Paraguay 0

Tim Weah debuts as US soccer tops Paraguay

Bobby Wood scored on a penalty kick for the Americans’ first win in three games under interim coach Dave Sarachan.

Brazil’s Douglas Costa and US goalkeeper Tim Howard were tangled up during a 2015 friendly match at Gillette Stadium. The facility could once again host international soccer: The Kraft Group has formed the nonprofit organization Boston Soccer 2026, in hopes of hosting World Cup matches.


Kraft Group positions Boston to be part of World Cup bid

The Kraft Group is teeing up a bid that would enable Boston to take a shot at being a host city for the World Cup in 2026.


Revolution settle for tie against NYCFC

The Revolution jumped in front twice through goals from Diego Fagundez and Juan Agudelo.

Foxborough-2/27/18- The Revolution practiced on their practice field in preparation for their season opener. Lee Nguyen runs a drill. JohnTlumacki/Globe staff(sports)

Preview of Revolution vs. New York City FC game Saturday

The Revolution face red-hot New York City FC, which is 3-0-0.

Racial slurs, assault alleged at New Mexico girl soccer game

A New Mexico youth soccer league is investigating allegations that parents yelled racial slurs at Hispanic girl soccer players and that a parent physically assaulted one of the girls during a game.

Foxborough MA 03/10/18 New England Revolution goalie Matt Turner celebrate their 2-1 penalty kick extra time victory over the Colorado Rapids with teammate Andrew Farrell at Gillette Stadium. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: Rapids-Revo pics reporter:


Late goal gives Revolution their first win of the season

It’s also first-year coach Brad Friedel’s first victory.


Foxborough makes cut as possible World Cup host

Gillette Stadium is one of 23 sites in the United States to be submitted to FIFA on Friday for approval.

PAOK owner Ivan Savvidis (second from left) appeared to be carrying a gun as he walked onto the field during a match Sunday in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Greece suspends soccer league after ‘armed’ on-field confrontation

The owner of the Greek club PAOK appeared to be carrying a gun when he walked on the field to approach the official.

Foxborough MA 4/8/17 New England Revolution mascot Slyde fires up the crowd 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 acquire midfielder Luis Alberto Caicedo Mosquera

Caicedo, 21, joins the Revolution from the Colombian second-tier team Cortulua.

Mr. Astori, a defender, played 14 times for Italy’s national team.

Davide Astori, 31, Italian soccer player

The Fiorentina captain was found dead in his hotel room on Sunday after a suspected cardiac arrest before an Italian league match.

Foxborough-2/27/18- The Revolution practiced on their practice field in preparation for their season opener. Wilfried Zahibo makes a shot. JohnTlumacki/Globe staff(sports)


Revolution shut out in season opener

New England fell to 4-14-5 in season openers.

Foxborough-2/27/18- The Revolution practiced on their practice field in preparation for their season opener. Coach Brad Friedel. JohnTlumacki/Globe staff(sports)

Revolution ready to launch under new coach Brad Friedel

With a tweaked roster, the Revolution open their MLS season Saturday in Philadelphia.

Somerville, MA - 06/26/13 - The Boston Breakers take on the Seattle Reign at Dilboy Stadium in Somerville. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: John Powers, Topic: xxBreakers, LOID: 6.1.3645884735.


What doomed the Boston Breakers?

The demise of the women’s soccer team should sound an alarm. Sports executives need to do better by female pro athletes.

FILE-- Grigory Rodchenkov in Los Angeles, May 5, 2016. FIFA faces accusations of slowing its inquiry into allegations of failed doping tests by Russian soccer players. At issue is whether they made every effort to contact Rodchenkov, the Russian whistle-blower and former director of the Moscow laboratory for drug testing whose testimony unmasked a vast doping program that corrupted global sports across several Olympics. (Emily Berl/The New York Times)


Lab director admits doping coverup in Russian soccer

Grigory Rodchenkov told the Associated Press that instructions came from then-sports minister Vitaly Mutko.

FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, Carlos Cordeiro, vice president of U.S. Soccer, watches warmups from the team bench ahead of the start of the U.S.'s final World Cup qualifying match against Trinidad and Tobago at Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, Trinidad. Cordeiro has been elected president of the U.S. Soccer Federation on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, assuming control of an organization that must chart a new course after its men's team failed to qualify for this year's World Cup. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)


US Soccer elects Carlos Cordeiro as its new president

US Soccer Federation vice president will take over for the outgoing Sunil Gulati.

US soccer reboots, elects Carlos Cordeiro president

Carlos Cordeiro was elected president of the US Soccer Federation on Saturday.

Breakers striker Morgan Marlborough headed upfield during a 2015 game against FC Kansas City.

Last-gasp bid to save Boston Breakers soccer team fell short

The NWSL team was speaking with potential investors, but was unable to secure a deal.

Indian Muslim cleric says women watching soccer un-Islamic

A senior cleric at an influential Islamic seminary in northern India has issued a religious decree saying that Muslim women should not watch men playing soccer.

Cambridge MA 5/30/15 Boston Breakers Morgan Marlborough controls the ball in front of FC Kansas City Becca Moros (#3) during first half action of the NWSL action at Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium on Saturday May 30, 2015. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) Topic: Reporter:

Boston’s women’s professional soccer team is reportedly folding

The Boston Breakers finished ninth out of 10 teams last season.

Oct 14, 2014; Harrison, NJ, USA; Ecuador's forward Cristian Penilla celebrates scoring a goal on El Salvador goalkeeper Henry Hernandez (1) during the second half of their international friendly soccer game at Red Bull Arena. Ecuador defeated El Salvador 5-1. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Revolution add Ecuadorian Cristian Penilla to roster

The 26-year-old forward/midfielder joins the team on loan from his Mexican team.

Liberia swears in Weah as new leader

The former international soccer star took over the impoverished West African nation from Africa’s first female leader.

United States midfielder Julie Ertz, right, hugs teammate Savannah McCaskill after defeating Denmark in an international friendly soccer match Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

US 5, Denmark 1

USWNT opens year with rout of Denmark

The match was the first for a year that will include qualifying for the 2019 Women’s World Cup

Mr. Regis (left) was an imposing striker for West Bromwich and Coventry and other clubs.

Cyrille Regis, 59; pioneering black soccer defied racists in England

Mr. Regis played in an era when English stadiums were inhospitable for black players, who were targeted with racist chants and bananas.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by CHRISTIAN BRUNA/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9319779ag) Lindsey Vonn of the USA in action during the Women's Downhill race of the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup in Bad Kleinkirchheim, Austria, 14 January 2018. Alpine Skiing World Cup in Bad Kleinkirchheim, Austria - 14 Jan 2018

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Cautious Lindsey Vonn watches as Italians sweep

A month before the Olympics, the American skier held back throughout in a cautious run

Boston, MA - 12/16/2017 - (overtime period) New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) provided the screen on the game winning overtime goal by New York Rangers right wing Mats Zuccarello (36), not pictured.The Boston Bruins host the New York Rangers at TD Garden. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Fluto Shinzawa, Topic: 17Rangers-Bruins, LOID: 8.4.376523049.


Rangers’ Chris Kreider to undergo surgery

The former Boston College star will have a section of the first rib under his collarbone removed and will be sidelined indefinitely.