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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 AT CREW | SATURDAY, 7:30 (NBCSB)

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.

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

SPORTS LOG

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)

DALLAS AT REVOLUTION | SATURDAY, 7:30 (NBCSB)

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.

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.

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. Coach Brad Friedel. JohnTlumacki/Globe staff(sports)

REVOLUTION VS. DYNAMO: SATURDAY, 8:30 p.m., MYTV38

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.

TALKING POINTS

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 2, NYCFC 2

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:

REVOLUTION 2, RAPIDS 1

Late goal gives Revolution their first win of the season

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

SPORTS LOG

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)

UNION 2, REVOLUTION 0

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.

SHIRA SPRINGER I FAIR PLAY

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)

SPORTS LOG

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)

SPORTS LOG

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.

SPORTS LOG

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.

Foxborough, MA - 11/13/2017 - At the close of the press conference, a banner is held. Flanked by the Revolution general manager Michael Burns (cq), left, and president Brian Bilello (cq), right, Brad Friedel (cq) is introduced as the new head coach, at Gillette Stadium. Photo by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Topic: 14Revolution Reporter: Frank Dell'Apa

Revolution release 2018 schedule

New England opens its 34-game MLS slate at the Philadelphia Union on March 3.

Providence teen Isaac Angking to join Revolution full-time

The high school senior, who has been playing with the team’s developmental squad, signed a five-year deal.

Boston has celebrated 10 championships this century, five by Tom Brady and the Patriots.

BOB RYAN

As the calendar flips to 2018, let’s examine the state of Boston’s teams

We won’t gloat over the 10 championships this century.

Notable sports deaths of 2017

A look back at some of those from the world of sports whom we lost this year.

FILE - In this July 25, 2017, file photo, United States' Katie Ledecky reacts after winning the gold medal in the women's 1500-meter freestyle final during the swimming competitions of the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary. Ledecky was named The Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic, File)

Sports Log

Katie Ledecky edges Serena Williams for AP Female Athlete of the Year

The 20-year-old Stanford swimmer is the first college athlete to win since UConn basketball player Rebecca Lobo in 1995.

Liberia votes as soccer star, vice president vie to succeed Sirleaf

Young Liberians went straight from all-night Christmas celebrations to the polls Tuesday for a runoff election between a former international soccer star and the country’s vice president, who are vying to replace Africa’s first female head of state.

CAMPUS ANGLE

Hanna silences her harshest critic — herself

Former Chelmsford High star Rachel Hanna took her soccer game to Endicott College, with impressive results.

Cincinnati Reds' Zack Cozart hits a single off of Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Doug Fister in the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Cincinnati. The Red Sox won 5-4. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

SPORTS LOG

Busy Angels agree to contract with Zack Cozart

An All-Star shortstop for the Reds last season, Cozart will shift to third base after signing a three-year deal with the Angels.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Wellesley’s Katie Benzan helped pace Harvard to a 79-69 basketball win over Northeastern Dec. 6.

New York Yankees' Chase Headley warms up during batting practice for Game 1 of the American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros baseball game Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

SPORTS LOG

Yankees ship Headley, Mitchell to Padres

New York sheds about $13 million from its payroll as it tries to stay under the $197 million luxury tax threshold.

Toronto FC forward Jozy Altidore, left, celebrates his goal against the Seattle Sounders during second-half MLS Cup final soccer action in Toronto, Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

SPORTS LOG

Jozy Altidore leads Toronto to first MLS Cup championship

He opened the scoring in the 67th minute and Toronto FC beat the visiting Seattle Sounders, 2-0.

Toronto FC captain Michael Bradley hoists the trophy as the team celebrates its win over the Seattle Sounders in the MLS Cup final in Toronto, Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

TORONTO FC 2, SEATTLE 0

Toronto wins first MLS Cup title

Jozy Altidore opened the scoring in the 67th minute and Toronto FC beat the Seattle Sounders to become the first Canadian champion in league history.

FILE - In this April 10, 2016, file photo, United States' Hope Solo waits for the team's international friendly soccer match against Colombia in Chester, Pa. Former national team goalkeeper Solo says she’s running for president of U.S. Soccer. Solo made the announcement Thursday night, Dec. 7, 2017, on Facebook. It comes less than a week after current U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati said he will not seek a fourth term. His decision came in the wake of the October failure of the U.S. men's team to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola, File)

Hope Solo announces she’s running for president of US Soccer

‘‘I know exactly what US Soccer needs to do, I know exactly how to do it, and I possess the fortitude to get it done,’’ she said in her Facebook post.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, Brazilian football legend Pele and Argentina's former midfielder Diego Maradona pose for pictures ahead of the Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup football tournament at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow on December 01, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SPUTNIK / Alexey NIKOLSKYALEXEY NIKOLSKY/AFP/Getty Images

Draw for World Cup groups puts Spain and Portugal together

Host Russia and Saudi Arabia will play June 14 at Moscow in an opener lacking global appeal

Russia passed a federal law banning so-called propaganda of homosexuality to minors in 2013, which has been widely criticized for banning gay pride events or discussions of gay rights in public spaces where children might possibly be present.

Russia signals that rainbow flags will be tolerated at World Cup

Russia’s top anti-discrimination official for soccer said spectators won’t be affected by a Russian law prohibiting ‘‘propaganda’’ of homosexuality to minors.