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Plane carrying president of Fenway Sports Group skids off runway

Mike Gordon was on board the private jet that skidded off a runway in Liverpool, but no one was hurt.

New England Revolution's Kelyn Rowe (11), Andy Dorman (12) and teammates call for a penalty against the Columbus Crew that resulted in a penalty shot by the Revolution in the second half of an MLS soccer game in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. The Revolution won 3-2. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

SOCCER NOTEBOOK

Kelyn Rowe’s career could be revived with Revolution

Back with his original MLS team, he will be playing for Bruce Arena, who gave him his first national team cap.

Foxborough, MA - The exterior of the Revolution Training Center is pictured in Foxborough, Mass. on Monday, Dec. 9. (Nic Antaya for The Boston Globe) Topic: RevolutionTrainingCenter

Revolution unveil their $35 million training facility

Veteran coach Bruce Arena said, “This is the best facility I’ve ever been in in my career.”

SPORTS LOG

Revolution to start season on road again

New England is scheduled to face the Impact on Feb. 29 at Montreal’s Olympic Stadium.

8.3.1986114320_Sports_Revolution New England Revolution midfielder Kelyn Rowe (11) takes a shot inside the 18 as Minnesota United midfielder Collen Warner (26) can only watch during the MLS soccer game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, March 25, 2017. The Revs defeated Minnesota United 5-2. (Robert E. Klein for the Boston Globe)

Kelyn Rowe rejoins the Revolution as a free agent

The versatile Rowe played six seasons with New England before being traded prior to last season.

Tottenham Hotspur's Portuguese head coach Jose Mourinho reacts at the final whistle during the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur at The London Stadium, in east London on November 23, 2019. - Tottenham Hotspur beat West Ham United 3-2. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

SOCCER NOTEBOOK

Jose Mourinho off to fast start with Tottenham Hotspur

After sitting a year out, the new Spurs manager gets a pair of wins in his first week.

BC men’s soccer coach Ed Kelly retires after 32 seasons

Kelly took over the program in 1988 and guided the Eagles to 13 NCAA tournament appearances.

Revolution II hire Clint Peay as their first coach

The expansion soccer team will begin play in USL League One in 2020.

AS Roma's Italian midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo (R) kicks the ball past AC Milan's Italian defender Mateo Musacchio during the Italian Serie A football match between AS Roma and AC Milan at the Olympic stadium in Rome on October 27, 2019. (Photo by Andreas SOLARO / AFP) (Photo by ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP via Getty Images)

AS Roma, Italian soccer club owned by Mass. native, appears to be up for sale

The storied team is owned by Boston native James Pallotta, who has valued it at $1 billion.

Vancouver Whitecaps' Hwang In-Beom, center left, and New England Revolution's Juan Agudelo, right, vie for control of the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Wednesday, July 17, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Frank Dell’Apa | Soccer notebook

The Revolution gambled in the MLS expansion draft, but it paid off

New England left Juan Agudelo exposed, but he was not selected in the MLS Expansion Draft.

New York City defender Ben Sweat (2) in action during an MLS soccer match against the Portland Timbers on Sunday, July 7, 2019, in New York. The Timbers won 1-0. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

MLS expansion draft

Miami and Nashville stock rosters in MLS expansion draft

Miami took defender Ben Sweat, a first-round draft pick by the Columbus Crew in 2014, with its first selection.

 Portland, Oregon- September 25, 2019 (Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff)- The New England Revolution coach Bruce Arena urges on the troops in the locker room.

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Here are the players the Revolution left unprotected for the MLS expansion draft

Inter Miami and Nashville SC can both add five players taken from around the league in Tuesday’s expansion draft.

SPORTS LOG

Women’s soccer gains momentum in Britain

A Women’s Soccer League game between Arsenal and Tottenham drew almost 40,000 fans, as the drive to raise attendance appears to be working just fine.A Women’s Soccer League game between Arsenal and Tottenham drew almost 40,000 fans, as the drive to raise attendance appears to be working just fine.

FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 file photo, Olympiakos' Alan Pulido, left, fights for the ball with Anderlecht's Alexander Buttner during the Europa League round of 32 soccer match at the Georgios Karaiskakis stadium in the port of Piraeus, near Athens.  (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis, file)

FRANK DELL’APA | SOCCER NOTEBOOK

New left back Alexander Buttner believes he’ll be a good fit for Revolution

Buttner’s experience with Ajax and Manchester United should serve him well in Bruce Arena’s system.

United States forward Carli Lloyd moves the ball against Costa Rica during the first half of an international friendly soccer match Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Women’s soccer | US 6, Costa Rica 0

Carli Lloyd leads US women’s soccer in rout of Costa Rica

Lloyd scored in the first 10 minutes of a 6-0 rout as the US women’s team capped 2019 season with 23-match winning streak.

Seattle Sounders celebrate after defeating Toronto FC, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, in the MLS Cup championship soccer match in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

MLS Cup

Sounders beat Toronto FC to win MLS Cup

It was Seattle’s second title in four seasons.

Seattle Sounders forward Jordan Morris dribbles the ball during a training session Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, in Tukwila, Wash. The Sounders are scheduled to face Toronto FC on Sunday in the MLS Cup soccer match in Seattle, the third time the two teams will have met for the MLS championship. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

MLS CUP FINAL PREVIEW

It’s a rubber match for Toronto FC, Seattle Sounders in MLS Cup final

The two surprise finalists are 1-1 in championship games and will settle the score in front of an expected 69,000-plus fans.

United States forward Carli Lloyd, left, defender Emily Sonnett, center, and midfielder Rose Lavelle celebrate Lloyd's second goal against Sweden during the first half of a women's international friendly soccer match in Columbus, Ohio, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)

Sports Log

Carli Lloyd leads US women’s soccer in friendly vs. Sweden

Lloyd scored a pair of goals in 3-2 win Thursday night in Columbus, Ohio.

Revolution sign Dutch left back Alexander Buttner

Buttner should add stability and experience at a position the Revolution have struggled to fill for a few years.

New England Revolution goalkeeper Matt Turner (30) during the first half of an MLS soccer match against the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

Revolution goalkeeper Matt Turner added to US men’s team

It’s the first national callup for Turner, who joins the team for its CONCACAF Nations League group matches.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - OCTOBER 30: Nick DeLeon #18 of Toronto FC celebrates after scoring the go-ahead goal against the Atlanta United in the Eastern Conference Finals between Atlanta United and Toronto FC at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on October 30, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

TORONTO FC 2, ATLANTA UNITED 1

Toronto upsets Atlanta, advances to MLS final

Nick DeLeon scored the winner in the 78th minute as Toronto rallied past the defending champs.

Seattle Sounders midfielder Nicolas Lodeiro (10) kisses the trophy as they celebrate after defeated Los Angeles FC during the MLS soccer Western Conference final, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, in Los Angeles. Seattle Sounders won 3-1. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Sounders 3, LAFC 1

Seattle Sounders upset league’s best team to to reach MLS Cup final

Los Angeles FC had the best regular season in Major League Soccer history, but the 2-year-old club had never been this deep in the playoffs.

Chelsea's US midfielder Christian Pulisic leaves the pitch holding the match ball after scoring a hattrick to help his team to a 2-4 victory during the English Premier League football match between Burnley and Chelsea at Turf Moor in Burnley, north west England on October 26, 2019. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

SOCCER NOTEBOOK

Christian Pulisic finally enjoys breakout moment in Premier League

The 21-year-old American midfielder had a hat trick for Chelsea on Saturday, but his best position still may be in a setup role.

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 22: Sadio Mane of Liverpool is tackled by Cesar Azpilicueta of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Liverpool FC at Stamford Bridge on September 22, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

New Balance takes Liverpool case to Court of Appeal

The Brighton company lost its case in Britain’s High Court last week as it seeks to retain a sponsorship deal.

Liverpool's Naby Keita plays the ball during a Champions League group E soccer match between Genk and Liverpool at the KRC Genk Arena in Genk, Belgium, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

New Balance loses court case over Liverpool uniforms

A British court ruled in favor of Nike in a dispute over which apparel company will make and sell the uniforms next season.

Chelsea's US midfielder Christian Pulisic (C) fights for the ball with Ajax's Moroccan midfielder Hakim Ziyech (L) and Ajax's Dutch defender Joel Veltman during the UEFA Champions League Group H football match between Ajax Amsterdam and Chelsea on October 23, 2019 at the Johan Cruijff Arena, in Amsterdam. (Photo by Maurice van STEEN / ANP / AFP) / Netherlands OUT (Photo by MAURICE VAN STEEN/ANP/AFP via Getty Images)

Frank Dell’Apa | Soccer Notebook

A few thoughts on recent events in the Premier League

is US star Christian Pulisic on the rebound? Did Manchester United catch a break vs. Liverpool?

Philadelphia Union's Marco Fabian (10) celebrates his goal with teammates during extra time of an MLS soccer Eastern Conference first-round playoff match against the New York Red Bulls, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, in Chester, Pa. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Fabian scores in extra time to lift Union over Red Bulls

Fabian came on in the 103rd minute and scored two minutes later.

Atlanta United forward Hector Villalba, left, defends a kick by New England Revolution midfielder Carles Gil during the first half of an MLS Cup playoff soccer game Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

ATLANTA UNITED FC 1, REVOLUTION 0

New England Revolution eliminated from playoffs

Franco Escobar’s 70th-minute goal broke the scoreless deadlock after Atlanta United had been knocked off its game for much of the contest.

Seattle Sounders forward Jordan Morris (13) celebrates his goal during the first half of round one of an MLS Cup playoff soccer game against FC Dallas, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 in Seattle. Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 in Seattle. (Andy Bao/The Seattle Times via AP)

Jordan Morris has hat trick, Sounders outlast Dallas FC 4-3

Morris scored in the 113th minute to complete a hat trick in Seattle’s extra-time victory over FC Dallas.

New England Revolution forward DeJuan Jones, left, and Atlanta United defender Julian Gressel, right, vie for the ball during the first half of round one of an MLS Cup playoff soccer game Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Revolution notebook

Revolution closed the gap on Atlanta

After a 3-1 loss in the last game of the regular season, New England made adjustments.

New England Revolution's, from the left, Teal Bunbury, Carles Gil, and Gustavo Bou 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 ready to give defending MLS champions their best shot

Under first Mike Lapper and then Bruce Arena, the Revolution compiled a 9-3-10 record after May 8

Portland, Oregon- September 25, 2019 (Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff)- The New England Revolution's Carles Gil gets lifted by goalie Brad Knighton after he ties the score with a penalty kick.

‘Where did you find this guy?’: Carles Gil’s quiet playmaking has been instrumental for the Revolution

The Revolution head to Atlanta to try to upset the defending champion United on Saturday.

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

Argentine Gustavo Bou has adjusted very nicely with Revolution

The 29-year-old forward has shown some dazzling moves in the latest stop on his soccer odyssey.

Leicester City's Hamza Choudhury fouls Liverpool's Mohamed Salah during English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Leicester City in Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Michael Silverman

There’s a sports conflict in a British court with connections to Boston

Shoe manufacturer New Balance and soccer powerhouse Liverpool are at odds over a deal to make team apparel.

Foxborough MA 9/29/19 New England Revolution Carles Gil beating New York City FC Ronald Matarrita to the ball during second half action at Gillette Stadium. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

Carles Gil wins MLS Newcomer of the Year award

The award recognizes the best player with previous professional experience who made his MLS debut in 2019.

Atlanta United's Josef Martinez moves the ball against Orlando City during the second half of an MLS soccer match, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Revolution at Atlanta | Saturday, 1 p.m.

A closer look at Atlanta United, the Revolution’s first-round opponent

Atlanta has been in MLS only three years but has accomplished a lot in that time, including the 2018 championship.

TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 15: Alphonso Davies #12 of Canada has a shot on goal during a CONCACAF Nations League game against the United States at BMO Field on October 15, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

Canada 2, US 0

After 34 years, Canada beats US men’s soccer team

The USMNT, coming off last week’s 7-0 home rout of Cuba, had nine wins and eight draws against Canada since 1985.

Atlanta United captain Jeff Larentowicz hoists the trophy for the team to celebrate a 3-2 victory over Club America to win the Campeones Cup soccer match on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Soccer notebook

Jeff Larentowicz has seen both sides of this MLS playoff meeting

The midfielder was a member of the Revolution’s MLS Cup finalists from 2005-07 and played for the Galaxy under coach Bruce Arena.

Coach Bruce Arena (left) and his team stroll the streets of downtown Portland.

Stan Grossfeld

Behind the scenes with the Revolution on a road trip to Soccer City USA

In September, the Globe tagged along as the Revolution flew on the Patriots’ airplane to Portland for a game vs. the Timbers.

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 11: Weston Mckennie #8 of the United States scores a goal against Nelson Johnston #21 of Cuba during the first half at Audi Field on October 11, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

UNITED STATES 7, CUBA 0

Weston McKennie made US men’s soccer history on Friday night

In routing Cuba to begin the CONCACAF Nations League, Weston McKennie scored 32 seconds in and had a hat trick after just 13 minutes.

Female soccer fans cheered ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qualifier match between Iran and Cambodia at Azadi Stadium on Thursday in Tehran.

Iran women freely at FIFA soccer match, 1st time in decades

They had to sit well apart from the men, and the place was practically empty, but thousands of Iranian women in merry jester hats and face paint blew horns and cheered inside a Tehran stadium Thursday at the first FIFA soccer match they have been allowed to freely attend in decades.

Foxboro 03/16/2015: New England Revolution president, Brian Bilello at Gillette Stadium. Photo by Debee Tlumacki for the Boston Globe (business)

New England Revolution to launch USL League One team

The Revolution II will play at Gillette Stadium beginning in 2020, with the potential for more matches to be played throughout the region.

Coleen Rooney, wife of soccer player Wayne Rooney, with son Kai at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool.

High-profile soccer players’ wives in Twitter spat over story leaks

Wayne Rooney’s wife Coleen said she spent months attempting to work out who was sharing her private Instagram stories by blocking all but one user and posting false stories to see if the press was informed.

FOXBORO, MA - MAY 7: Coach Steve Nicol of New England Revolution congratulates Jamie Smith #20 of Colorado Rapids after a 0-0 tie at Gillette Stadium on May 7, 2011 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Frank Dell’apa | Soccer notebook

Steve Nicol has familiar take on Revolution’s playoff path

Steve Nicol, like current coach Bruce Arena, was adept at motivating players, and tried to set them up for peak performances in the postseason.

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)

Game time changed for Revolution’s playoff opener in Atlanta

In the postseason for the first time since 2015, the Revolution face the defending MLS Cup champs in a 1 p.m. game.

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

2019 MLS playoffs: What you need to know about the new format and the Revolution

The Revolution have a tough task ahead in the first round: defending champion Atlanta United.