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New England Revolution's Brad Knighton makes a save during the second half of an MLS soccer game against the Columbus Crew, Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

Revolution lock up another goalkeeper, signing Brad Knighton

Knighton is in his second stint with the Revolution, having returned in 2014.

New England Revolution's Teal Bunbury, center, moves the ball against the Orlando City players from left, Sacha Kljestan, Joao Moutinho and Lamine Sane during the first half of a U.S. Open Cup soccer match, Wednesday, June 19, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

SATURDAY, 7:30 P.M. (NBCSB)

Revolution’s keys to victory over the Fire

New England is winless its last seven against Chicago, but there is a healthy chance of that changing.

New England Revolution goalkeeper Matt Turner blocks an Orlando City shot on goal during the second half of a U.S. Open Cup soccer match Wednesday, June 19, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Revolution goalkeeper Matt Turner agrees to multiyear extension

Turner is 6-2-4 this season with three shutouts.

Chelsea's head coach Frank Lampard , left, and Liverpool's manager Jurgen Klopp watch their teams during the UEFA Super Cup soccer match between Liverpool and Chelsea, in Besiktas Park, in Istanbul, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019.(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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Early indications aren’t promising for Chelsea FC

The Blues are in transition under the direction of Frank Lampard, their fourth coach in four years.

Foxborough, MA - 8/03/2019 - (1st Half) Los Angeles FC defender Steven Beitashour (3) and New England Revolution forward Gustavo Bou (7) vie for possession during the first half. The New England Revolution host the Los Angeles FC at Gillette stadium in Foxboro, MA. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Frank Dell'Apa, Topic: 04Los Angeles FC-Revolution, LOID: 9.0.471967892.

REVOLUTION 1, RED BULLS 1

Gustavo Bou, Revolution tie up Red Bulls

Bou, the Argentinian forward acquired last month, netted the equalizer in the 65th minute.

New England Revolution's Diego Fagundez celebrates a goal against Orlando City Soccer Club during the second half of an MLS game in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, July 27, 2019. (Stew Milne for The Boston Globe)

Revolution at Red Bulls | Saturday, 7 P.M. (NBCSB)

Revolution’s keys to victory over the Red Bulls

The Revolution have a chance to get even with their Eastern Conference rivals in the standings.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 07, 2019 United States' forward Megan Rapinoe (2L) and United States' forward Megan Rapinoe (2R) and US players celebrate with the trophy after the France 2019 Womens World Cup football final match between USA and the Netherlands, at the Lyon Stadium in Lyon, central-eastern France. - US women's football players reached an impasse August 14, 2019, in mediation with the US Soccer Federation in their dispute over equal pay with the American men's squad. Molly Levinson, a spokesperson for the US women's players, said the group will

US women’s soccer reaches impasse in mediation over pay

The players, who sued US Soccer in March, charging gender discrimination, now plan to go to court.

Revolution 3, Sounders 3

Carles Gil converts penalty kick to salvage tie for Revolution

New England got back on track after its club record-tying 11-game unbeaten streak ended last Saturday.

Seattle Sounders forward Jordan Morris (13) and Houston Dynamo defender Aljaz Struna battle for a header during the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, July 27, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

SATURDAY, 4 P.M. (NBCSB)

Revolution’s keys to victory over Seattle

They’ll look to rebound after losing to LAFC, but they’re headed to a notoriously difficult road venue.

Foxborough, MA - 8/03/2019 - (2nd Half) New England Revolution forward Teal Bunbury (10), New England Revolution defender Antonio Delamea Mlinar (19) and Los Angeles FC defender Walker Zimmerman (25) vie for a header during the second half. The New England Revolution host the Los Angeles FC at Gillette stadium in Foxboro, MA. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Frank Dell'Apa, Topic: 04Los Angeles FC-Revolution, LOID: 9.0.471967892.

FRANK DELL’APA | SOCCER NOTEBOOK

Despite Revolution’s surge, a playoff spot is not a given

“We have a chance,” said coach Bruce Arena, but he knows his team has much more work to do.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 02, 2019 Argentina's Lionel Messi gestures during the Copa America football tournament semi-final match against Brazil at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on July 2, 2019. - CONMEBOL announced on August 2, 2019, a ban on Messi for three months and a $50,000 fine after the Copa America outburst against the organization.

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Messi suspended three months for remarks

The soccer superstar made accusations of corruption regarding the latest Copa America

Los Angeles Galaxy forward Landon Donovan, right, speaks at news conference as general manager and head coach Bruce Arena looks on Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013, in Carson, Calif. Donovan signed a multiyear contract extension with the Galaxy on Wednesday, keeping the high-scoring U.S. national team star with his MLS club. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Landon Donovan not surprised what Bruce Arena’s done to Revolution

The longtime Revs nemesis says his former club and national coach’s professionalism will change New England’s reputation.

FRISCO, TX - NOVEMBER 12: Taylor Twellman #20 of the New England Revolution and Eddie Robinson #2 of the Houston Dynamo vie for the ball during the 2006 MLS Cup at Pizza Hut Park on November 12, 2006 in Frisco, Texas. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

7 questions for Taylor Twellman on the Revolution and how US youth soccer has changed

“If people are surprised, they haven’t really paid attention to anything Bruce Arena has done in his career,” says the former Revolution forward.

New England Revolution head coach Bruce Arena on the sideline during the second half of a MLS game against Orlando City Soccer Club in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, July 27, 2019. (Stew Milne for The Boston Globe)

SOCCER NOTEBOOK

Bruce Arena looking forward to tough test for Revolution

New England’s 11-game unbeaten streak on the line against MLS leader Los Angeles FC at Gillette Stadium on Saturday.

United States' team celebrates with trophy after winning the Women's World Cup final soccer match between US and The Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France, Sunday, July 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Sports Log

FIFA approves expansion of women’s World Cup field in 2023

Governing body unanimously voted to increase field from 24 to 32 teams, but made no mention of increasing prize money.

New England Revolution's Gustavo Bou (7) takes a shot on Orlando City Soccer Club's Brian Rowe (23) during the first half of an MLS game in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, July 27, 2019. (Stew Milne for The Boston Globe)

How the Revolution have gone from MLS abyss to playoff contention

A new coach, a record-breaking signing, and an 11-game unbeaten run: New England has become one of the league’s best stories this summer.

LYON, FRANCE - JULY 01: Jill Ellis, Head Coach of USA speaks to a member of a staff during the USA Training Session at Lyon Training Center on July 01, 2019 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Jill Ellis steps down as US women’s soccer coach

Ellis, who led the team to two World Cup titles, said, “The timing is right to move on.”

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US Soccer says women’s team has earned more than men’s team

The USSF said it paid $34.1 million in salary and bonuses to the women from 2010-18, as opposed to $26.4 million to the men

LYON, FRANCE - JULY 07: Megan Rapinoe of the USA lifts the FIFA Women's World Cup Trophy following her team's victory in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France Final match between The United States of America and The Netherlands at Stade de Lyon on July 07, 2019 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***

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FIFA shoots for more Women’s World Cup teams

FIFA president Gianni Infantino set a 32-team target and proposed doubling tournament prize money to $60 million.

New England Revolution's Carles Gil, left, and Gustavo Bou, right, celebrate after Bou scored during the first half of an MLS soccer match against the Vancouver Whitecaps, Wednesday, July 17, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Now in playoff position, Revolution after more

Saturday’s home match with Orlando City could tie a franchise record as New England’s 11th straight without a loss.

FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - APRIL 20: Diego Fagundez #14 of New England Revolution clears the ball 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)

FRANK DELL’APA I SOCCER NOTEBOOK

Diego Fagundez has seen it all with Revolution

The Revolution have recovered from their worst start to a season ever and are riding a 10-match unbeaten streak.

Carles Gil (left) scored New England’s first goal on Sunday.

REVOLUTION 2, FC CINCINNATI 0

Make it 10 straight unbeaten for streaking Revolution

Riding their best MLS run since 2005, Carles Gil provided New England all the offense it would need just nine minutes in.

Boston MA 7/20/19 Liverpool's goal keeper Andy Longergan makes a save against Sevilla during first half action at Fenway Park. . (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

SEVILLA 2, LIVERPOOL 1

Full-throated, Reds-mad crowd salutes Liverpool at Fenway

Liverpool lost late in its exhibition match at Fenway Park, but Boston clearly showed itself the club’s second home.

New England Revolution's Carles Gil, left, and Gustavo Bou, right, celebrate after Bou scored during the first half of an MLS soccer match against the Vancouver Whitecaps, Wednesday, July 17, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Revolution 4, Whitecaps 0

Gustavo Bou has spectacular debut in leading Revolution to shutout of Vancouver

New England’s expensive addition proved to be worth the money, opening the scoring with a goal in the final seconds of the first half.

N.H. middle school soccer coach accused of sexually assaulting child

Police say 24-year-old Alexander Waterbury, of Keene, was arrested Tuesday and charged with four counts of felonious sexual assault.

The New England Revolution have acquired striker Gustavo Bou, the team announced on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. (David Silverman/New England Revolution)

Revolution look to continue upward swing against Vancouver

New England is riding an eight-game unbeaten streak into Wednesday’s game at Gillette Stadium.

North Reading, MA - 7-12-2019 - (Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff)- Sam Mewis, midfielder for the U.S. womenÕs national soccer team works out at the Institute of Performance & Fitness as French Bulldog Lucious Blue licks her face and Paige Maguire stock rolls her legs.

Stan Grossfeld

Riding along on Sam Mewis’s whirlwind World Cup victory tour

Stan Grossfeld joined the US women’s soccer team star during a recent visit to her home state, where she enjoyed a hero’s welcome.

Senegal's Sadio Mane, center, celebrates end of the African Cup of Nations semifinal soccer match between Senegal and Tunisia in 30 June stadium in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, July 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

FRANK DELL’APA | SOCCER NOTES

Sadio Mane’s success for Senegal could keep him from US

The Liverpool that competes at Fenway Park on Sunday could be without its star striker, who plays in the African Cup final on Friday.

Ahead of a match in Paris last month, a fan backed the US soccer team’s fight for equal pay.

Women’s soccer wage fight revives battle for Equal Rights Amendment

The World Cup winners, who are suing their employer for paying them less than their unsuccessful male counterparts, may have just given the ERA its biggest chance for revival in decades.

Foxboro 02/26/19- The New England Revolution held practice inside the Empower field house at Gillette Stadium. Teal Bunbury during a shot. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

REVOLUTION 2, D.C. UNITED 2

Revolution fit to be tied after squandering two-goal lead

Quincy Amarikwa volleyed home Wayne Rooney’s free kick in the 86th minute as D.C. United rallied for the tie.

New England Revolution's Juan Agudelo, right, moves the ball past Orlando City's Ruan during the second half of a U.S. Open Cup soccer match Wednesday, June 19, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

The hottest team in MLS, the Revolution, streak into Washington

New England is on a seven-match unbeaten streak entering Friday’s match at D.C. United.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JULY 10: Honoree Bill Russell accepts the Arthur Ashe Courage Award onstage during The 2019 ESPYs at Microsoft Theater on July 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Bill Russell, US women’s soccer team honored at The ESPYS

The US women’s national soccer team celebrated its Women’s World Cup victory at The ESPYS and Celtics legend Bill Russell received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award.

The New England Revolution have acquired striker Gustavo Bou, the team announced on Wednesday.

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Revolution continue a spending spree with acquisition of Argentinian striker Gustavo Bou

The deal, which could top $16 million, is the latest in a series of high-priced investments the team has made to improve.

The US women's soccer team, with Megan Rapinoe, at center, is celebrated at City Hall after a ticker tape parade.

Fans cheer World Cup champs as leaders on and off the field

Co-captain Megan Rapinoe and her teammates shared a float with Mayor Bill de Blasio during the parade.

Megan Rapinoe has said she’s not interested in celebrating the US World Cup victory at the White House.

Megan Rapinoe accepts Capitol invitation from Democrats; slams Trump again

In an interview with Anderson Cooper on CNN, the US women’s soccer team co-captain said that President Trump needs to “do better for everyone.”

Netherlands' defender Anouk Dekker and United States' midfielder Sam Mewis (R) vie for the ball during the France 2019 Womens World Cup football final match between USA and the Netherlands, on July 7, 2019, at the Lyon Stadium in Lyon, central-eastern France. (Photo by CHRISTOPHE SIMON / AFP)CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

With World Cup title in hand, Hanson’s Sam Mewis relishes the role she played for US

After scoring twice in the opener, Mewis came through with her combined shutdown defending ability with transition game instincts.

USA's players including forward Megan Rapinoe (C) celebrate with the trophy after the France 2019 Womens World Cup football final match between USA and the Netherlands, on July 7, 2019, at the Lyon Stadium in Lyon, central-eastern France. (Photo by Philippe DESMAZES / AFP)PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images

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After winning the World Cup, how can the US women be denied their well-deserved due?

Chants of “Equal pay! Equal pay!” was as rewarding to the winning Americans as the World Cup trophy they held aloft.

A fan rallied for equal pay for the US women’s soccer team before the United States’ stage match against Chile in Paris on June 16.

SHIRLEY LEUNG

Get on the right side of history, US Soccer: Equal pay for the women’s team — now

When women are paid less than men for doing what appear to be similar jobs, why do employers insist on changing the playing field instead of leveling it?

LYON, FRANCE - JULY 07: Megan Rapinoe of the USA lifts the FIFA Women's World Cup Trophy following her team's victory in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France Final match between The United States of America and The Netherlands at Stade de Lyon on July 07, 2019 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***

Women’s World Cup

The US women’s World Cup triumph was a TV ratings hit

The Americans’ 2-0 victory over the The Netherlands drew a 10.0 overnight rating and a 27 share on Fox.

Mexico's midfielder Jonathan dos Santos celebrates after scoring against the US during after the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup final football match between USA and Mexico on July 7, 2019 at Soldier Field stadium in Chicago, Illinois. - Mexico defeated the US 1-0 (Photo by KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI / AFP)KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI/AFP/Getty Images

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Gold Cup title dreams end for US against Mexico

Mexico dominated possession against an American team playing its first tournament under coach Gregg Berhalter

Soccer fans at City Hall Plaza erupted when the US women’s team scored its first goal against the Netherlands team on Sunday.

From Boston to Whitman, soccer fans cheer US women to victory

Watch parties erupted in celebration Sunday when the US women’s national team beat the Netherlands, 2-0, in the World Cup final.

LYON, FRANCE - JULY 07: Gianni Infantino, FIFA president presents the Golden Boot trophy to Megan Rapinoe of the USA after the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France Final match between The United States of America and The Netherlands at Stade de Lyon on July 07, 2019 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

‘A little public shame never hurt anyone’: Chants of ‘equal pay’ break out after US women win World Cup

The prize money for the men’s World Cup in 2022 is jumping to $440 million, while the women’s teams will only split $60 million in 2023.

LYON, FRANCE - JULY 07: Carli Lloyd of the USA lifts the FIFA Women's World Cup Trophy following her team's victory in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France Final match between The United States of America and The Netherlands at Stade de Lyon on July 07, 2019 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

FRANK DELL’APA | WORLD CUP ANALYSIS

How the US defeated Netherlands in the Women’s World Cup title game

Its athleticism, physicality, and depth unmatched, the American squad left no doubt in repeating as Cup champions.

United States' Megan Rapinoe , left, celebrates with teammates their victory in the Women's World Cup final soccer match between US and The Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France, Sunday, July 7, 2019. US won 2:0. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

No apologies here: American women were world-beaters

There was no keeping the US women’s soccer team down, whether it was winning matches, speaking their mind, or celebrating with abandon.

United States' midfielder Rose Lavelle scores the 2-0 goal during the France 2019 Womens World Cup football final match between USA and the Netherlands, on July 7, 2019, at the Lyon Stadium in Lyon, central-eastern France. (Photo by Jean-Philippe KSIAZEK / AFP)JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK/AFP/Getty Images

WOMEN’S WORLD CUP FINAL | US 2, NETHERLANDS 0

US defeats Netherlands to repeat as Women’s World Cup champions

Megan Rapinoe and Rose Lavelle scored as the Americans won their fourth overall World Cup.

Rose Lavelle celebrated after scoring the US’ second goal in the Women’s World Cup final against The Netherlands.

United States 2, Netherlands 0

Women’s World Cup final updates: US defeats Netherlands in title game

The U.S., playing in its third consecutive final, repeated as champions.