Latest Soccer headlines

Billy McNeill, captain of soccer team that became the first British team to win the European Cup, dies at 79

Billy McNeill, the captain of Glasgow soccer club Celtic when it became the first British team to win the European Cup in 1967, has died.

FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - APRIL 20: Cristian Penilla #70 of New England Revolution celebrates with Juan Caicedo #9, Andrew Farrell #2 and Carles Gil #22 after scoring a goal against the New York Red Bulls during the second half of the game at Gillette Stadium on April 20, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. The Revolution defeat the Red Bulls 1-0. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)


Revolution’s keys to victory over Montreal

On Wednesday, New England attempts to put together back-to-back wins for the first time this season.

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah and Cardiff City's Bruno Ecuele Manga, right, battle for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match at The Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff, Wales, Sunday April 21, 2019. (David Davies/PA via AP)

Liverpool will play a soccer match at Fenway Park in July

The matchup against Sevilla will be part of a three-game US tour, including stops at Notre Dame and Yankee Stadium.

New England Revolution's Luis Caicedo, center, takes control of the ball as New York Red Bulls' Vincent Bezecourt, left, looks on during the first half of their game at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass., April, 20, 2019. Gretchen Ertl for The Boston Globe.


Cristian Penilla delivers in Revolution’s win over Red Bulls

The midfielder’s first goal of the season was the only score of the game as New England escaped the Eastern Conference basement.

New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips, right, attempts to move the ball away from Santos Laguna defender Matheus Doria, during the second half of a CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal game, Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in Harrison, N.J. Santos Laguna won 2-0. (AP Photo/Steve Luciano)


Revolution’s keys to victory over the Red Bulls

The Revolution are coming off back-to-back shutout losses and desperately need a victory.

Liverpool's Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah scores his team's second goal during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg football match between FC Porto and Liverpool at the Dragao Stadium in Porto on April 17, 2019. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images


Roma transfers have added some fuel to Liverpool

The team is on a roll, and goalkeeper Alisson and striker Mohamed Salah have been key cogs.

Atlanta United 2, Revolution 0

Ragged Revolution fall to Atlanta United

Ezequiel Barco converted both goals for the visitors.

Ivor Broadis, 96, oldest former England international

After serving in the Royal Air Force during World War II, Mr. Broadis played soccer for Carlisle, Sunderland, Manchester City, and Newcastle in a career that lasted until 1960.

US United Atlanta FC's coach Frank De Boer gestures during the first leg quarterfinal football match of the CONCACAF Champions League between Monrettery and United Atlanta FC at the BBVA Bancomer stadium in Monterrey, Mexico, on March 6, 2019. (Photo by Julio Cesar AGUILAR / AFP)JULIO CESAR AGUILAR/AFP/Getty Images


Revolution’s keys to victory over Atlanta

The Revolution are coming off another loss, and they could use better work from their strikers.

Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez makes a bicycle kick between Philadelphia Union defenders Auston Trusty and Jack Elliott that was blocked by goalkeeper Andre Blake during the second half of an MLS soccer match that ended in a 1-1 draw, Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)


Atlanta United is struggling a bit as it comes to Foxborough

The defending MLS champions are winless in their first four games, with the Revolution up next.

The US's Carli Lloyd celebrates after scoring a goal against Belgium during the International Women's friendly football match between the US and Belgium at the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles on April 7, 2019. (Photo by Mark RALSTON / AFP)MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images

Sports Log

Carli Lloyd leads US women’s soccer team in rout of Belgium

Lloyd scored her 106th and 107th goals, tying her with Michelle Akers for fourth on the USWNT list.


Josh Williams's header lifts Crew over Revolution

Columbus moved alone into first place in the Eastern Conference.

Foxborough MA 3/230/19 New England Revolution Brandon Bye and Minnesota United FC Michael Boxall battle for control of the ball during second half MLS action at Gillette Stadium. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:


Revolution’s keys to victory over Columbus

A changed lineup, new formation, and attacking approach helped produce the Revolution’s first win of the season last Saturday.

New England Revolution's Michael Mancienne passes the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer game against the Columbus Crew, Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)


Revolution’s keys to victory over Minnesota

The struggling Revolution have one more chance Saturday to avoid a winless month of March.

Aug 1, 2015; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Revolution midfielder Scott Caldwell (6) keeps the ball away from Toronto FC midfielder Marco Delgado (18) during the first half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Revolution signs Braintree’s Scott Caldwell to multiyear extension

The 28-year-old midfielder has made 182 appearances (149 starts) over seven seasons with New England.

HOUSTON, TEXAS - MARCH 26: Christian Pulisic #10 of the USA celebrates after scoring during the first half against Chile at BBVA Compass Stadium on March 26, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)


Christian Pulisic scores, but US ties Chile in soccer exhibition

Pulisic became the youngest American — at 20 years, 337 days — with 10 international goals.

CINCINNATI, OH - MARCH 17: FC Cincinnati players celebrate after a goal against the Portland Timbers in the first half at Nippert Stadium on March 17, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)


Revolution’s keys to victory over Cincinnati

Facing an undermanned expansion team, they have a great opportunity to get their first win.

New England Revolution's Carles Gil, left, battles Columbus Crew's Artur (8) for the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer game, Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)


Carles Gil is a bright light of passion in Revolution’s slow start

The new acquisition has been a boon to the offense with three goals and is not averse to confronting referees.

Toronto FC forward Jozy Altidore celebrates with fans after scoring against the New England Revolution during the second half of an MLS soccer match Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Toronto. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)


Revolution drop another despite Gil’s two goals

Jozy Altidore scored the winner in the 80th minute as New England, which got two goals from Carles Gil, made it three without a win to start the season.

Columbus Crew's Waylon Francis, left and New England Revolution's Justin Rennicks, right, battle for the ball during the second half of an MLS soccer game, Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)


Schedule gives Revolution an early opportunity

They play six home games in the first eight weeks, though the opener showed that adjustments are needed.

United States defender Crystal Dunn (19) passes the ball against England during the first half of a SheBelieves Cup women's soccer match Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)


US women’s soccer team shows excellent timing on this play

With the World Cup this summer, their lawsuit seeking equal pay should get a lot of attention.

Watch: Two hurt when light pole topples over during Arkansas soccer game

Authorities in western Arkansas say a referee suffered a broken leg when strong winds felled a light pole during a high school soccer game.

Columbus Crew celebrate a goal by Gyasi Zardes during the first half of an MLS soccer game against the New England Revolution, Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)


Revolution fall to Columbus Crew in home opener

Gyasi Zardes scored twice for Columbus. The Revs fell to 0-1-1.

Foxboro 02/26/19- The New England Revolution held practice inside the Empower field house at Gillette Stadium. Carles Gil passes the ball. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)


Revolution ready to take on Crew in home opener Saturday

New England showed promising signs in their season-opening draw last week at Dallas.

TAMPA, FLORIDA - MARCH 05: The USA Women's National team poses before a game against Brazil during the She Believes Cup at Raymond James Stadium on March 05, 2019 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

US women’s national soccer team players sue for equal pay

The players allege that they have been subject to ongoing ‘‘institutionalized gender discrimination.’’

Foxboro 02/26/19- The New England Revolution held practice inside the Empower field house at Gillette Stadium. Carles Gil smiles after a pass. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)


Carles Gil has made an immediate impact for Revolution

Gil scored in the Revolution’s opener Saturday to help the team salvage a 1-1 draw.

Revolution to play Chelsea in charitable match

Proceeds from the May 15 game in Foxborough will go to initiatives aimed at ending hate crimes.


Carles Gil pays immediate dividends for Revolution in draw

The most expensive acquisition in club history delivered a second-half equalizer as New England opened a new MLS season with a road point.

Foxboro 02/26/19- The New England Revolution held practice inside the Empower field house at Gillette Stadium. Carles Gil passes the ball. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

Major League Soccer

Can some key newcomers lead the Revolution back to the MLS playoffs?

It’s been three years since New England has seen the postseason, and coach Brad Friedel thinks an influx of foreign talent will change that.

Foxborough, Ma---August 11,, 2018-Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff--- Fafa Picault (cq) of the Philadelphia Union fires a shot as Teal Bunbry of the New England Revolution plays defense in a 3-2 loss at Gillette Stadium.


Revolution’s keys to victory against Dallas

The Revolution open their MLS season Saturday on the road — where they’ve had lots of problems.

Laurentiu Ginghina (left) and director Corneliu Porumboiu in the documentary “Infinite Football.”

Movie Review

Making the beautiful game more beautiful (maybe)

Corneliu Porumboiu’s documentary “Infinite Football” looks at a Romanian civil servant’s soccer obsession.

Foxborough MA 9/21/18 New England Revolution Antonio Mliner Delamea watching Chicago Fire Aleksandar Katai (right) goal during first half action at Gillette Stadium. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:


Revolution got a reality check in Florida

Vulnerabilities on defense were exposed in three straight preseason losses.

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah , left and Bayern Munich's David Alaba battle for the ball, during the Champions League round of 16 first leg soccer match between Liverpool and Bayern Munich, at Anfield, in Liverpool, England, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. (Peter Byrne/PA Wire/PA via AP)

Liverpool soccer team expected to play at Fenway Park this summer

Liverpool, which is atop the Premier League at 20-1-6, will be missing players involved in Copa America and the Africa Cup of Nations.

At 11, she had a college scholarship. At 13, she’s going pro and has a Nike deal

On Sunday night, soccer player Olivia Moultrie appeared near the end of a commercial that aired during the Academy Awards.

The Revolution signed DeJuan Jones on Monday.

Revolution sign first-round draft pick DeJuan Jones

The New England Revolution signed midfielder DeJuan Jones Monday, their first-round and 11th overall pick in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft.

Mr. Banks stood next to a statue of himself at the Britannia Stadium in Stoke, England.

Gordon Banks, 81, World Cup-winning England goalkeeper

Mr. Banks’s supreme feat of athleticism and agility for England in 1970 became known as the “save of the century.”


Juan Caicedo believes he is well-prepared to transition to MLS

The new Revolution forward received plenty of advice from MLS veterans Leonel Alvarez and Octavio Zambrano.

Brad Friedel inducted into Blackburn Rovers Hall of Fame

The Revolution coach played in more than 300 games for the English soccer team from 2000-08.

New England Revolution's Brad Friedel gestures to his players during the second half of an MLS soccer match against Orlando City, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)


Revolution should benefit from preseason trip to Spain

They faced a variety of competition in four games and saw how clubs overseas develop players.

Friends, fans, and journalists stood at the entrance of the Flamengo soccer training center as they waited for information on the deadly fire inside.

Fire at Brazilian soccer team complex leaves 10 dead, 3 hurt

A fire tore through the sprawling training complex of one of Brazil’s biggest soccer clubs Friday, killing 10 people and leaving three teenagers injured, firefighters said.


Carles Gil helps spark Revolution to a preseason win with his first goal

Gil’s score proved to be the winner in a 3-1 decision over Dynamo Kiev in Spain.

Tajon Buchanan (left) and the Revolution wrap up their preseason camp in Spain with one last game on Wednesday.

Major League Soccer

Revolution fall to FC Krasnodar in preseason match

It was the first loss of the preseason for the Revolution, who are training in Spain.

Carles Gil sets up a goal in Revolution’s second preseason game

Gil played the first half of a 2-2 draw with a Czech team as the Revolution continued their junket in Spain.

Revolution open preseason with 0-0 draw against Chinese team

Five players made their debut with the Revolution but new acquisition Carles Gil did not play.

Aymen Abdennour of Valencia CF and Carles Gil of Deportivo de la Corua during their La Liga match between Valencia CF and Deportivo de la Corua, at the Mestalla Stadium, on 2 April 2017 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Maria Jose Segovia/NurPhoto) *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***(Sipa via AP Images)


Revolution make major acquisition in Spanish midfielder Carles Gil

Gil, 26, will be the Revolution’s highest-paid player at $2 million a season. “We feel he’s worthy of it,” technical director Michael Burns said.

Foxborough, MA - 8/20/2016 - (2nd half) New England Revolution forward Juan Agudelo (17) holds off Columbus Crew defender Nicolai Naess (24) during the second half. The New England Revolution host the Columbus Crew in a MLS game at Gillette stadium in Foxborough. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Frank Dell'Apa, Topic: 21Revolution-Crew, LOID: 8.2.4025704284.


Juan Agudelo wants to leave Revolution on a high note

Agudelo has his eyes set on Europe, but he has unfinished business with New England first.