MLS, players agree to five-year labor deal

The sides averted a possible strike ahead of Friday’s season opener.

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 Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

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Revolution’s focus has been on moving forward

Despite the threat of a player strike, which apparently has been averted, the team kept its eyes on Sunday’s opener in Seattle.

Revolution sign goalkeeper Trevor Spangenberg

Spangenberg, 23, was a standout at Missouri State and was with Chivas USA last season.

On eve of season, Major League Soccer strike possible

The players’ union and the league have been negotiating a new collective bargaining agreement, but a strike could be called as early as Wednesday.

Vancouver Whitecaps' Johnny Leveron, left, of Honduras, and New England Revolution's Juan Agudelo vie for the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer game in Vancouver, British Columbia on Saturday June 15, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

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Revolution hope Juan Agudelo is the missing piece

A proven goal scorer, Agudelo is back for a second stint with the Revolution and eager to help.

MLS adds two teams, expands playoffs in 20th season

Joining the league are Orlando City FC and New York City FC, who will face off at the Citrus Bowl for their debut game on March 8.

Stadium construction to start by year’s end, Roma president says

James Pallotta remains optimistic that construction will begin this year on a new stadium inspired by the Colosseum.