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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)

CINCINNATI AT REVOLUTION | SUNDAY, 4 P.M. (NBCSB)

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)

FRANK DELL’APA | SOCCER NOTES

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.

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)

TARA SULLIVAN

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)

CREW 2, REVOLUTION 0

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)

CREW AT REVOLUTION|SATURDAY 2 p.m. (NBCSB)

Revolution ready to take on Crew in home opener Saturday

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

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)

FRANK DELL’APA | SOCCER NOTEBOOK

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.

REVOLUTION 1, FC DALLAS 1

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.

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 AT DALLAS | SATURDAY, 4:30 P.M. (NBCSB)

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:

FRANK DELL’APA | SOCCER NOTEBOOK

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.”

FRANK DELL’APA | SOCCER NOTEBOOK

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)

FRANK DELL’APA | SOCCER NOTEBOOK

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.

Revolution

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)

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER

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.

FRANK DELL’APA | SOCCER NOTEBOOK

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.

United States midfielder Djordje Mihailovic (8) scores a goal against Panama goalkeeper Eddie Roberts, left, during the first half of a men's international friendly soccer match Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Sports log

Coach Gregg Berhalter wins debut for US soccer

The US beat Panama, 3-0, at Glendale, Ariz., which drew just 9,040, its smallest for a home game since 2016.

New England Revolution's Diego Fagundez, center, controls the ball while watched by Vancouver Whitecaps' Felipe Martins, left, and Ali Ghazal during the first half of an MLS soccer game in Vancouver, British Columbia, Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

FRANK DELL’APA | SOCCER NOTEBOOK

Uruguay team was after Diego Fagundez, but Revolution held on to him

Fagundez, who is from Uruguay, still has a year remaining on his New England contract.

Flowers were left on a statue outside Cardiff City Football Club in Cardiff, Wales.

Argentine soccer player aboard plane missing over English Channel

Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala was aboard a small passenger plane that disappeared as he was flying to Wales to join Premier League club Cardiff.

US forward Mallory Pugh, top, collides with France midfielder Elise Bussaglia during a women's international friendly soccer match between France and United States at the Oceane stadium in Le Havre, France, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

Sports Log

US women’s soccer team’s unbeaten streak ends at 28

It was the first of 10 matches the US team will play before it defends its title at the Women’s World Cup

Journalist in Ghana who exposed soccer corruption shot dead

Police say an investigative journalist whose work exposing corruption in African soccer led to the downfall of a member of the high-powered FIFA Council was killed by gunment on a motorbike.

FRANK DELL’APA | SOCCER NOTEBOOK

New England region again well-represented in MLS SuperDraft

Siad Haji, who went to school in New Hampshire and played at Lawrence Academy, was taken No. 2 overall by San Jose.

Mr. Masinga, shown playing in the 1998 World Cup against France, was considered a giant of South African soccer.

Phil Masinga, famed former South Africa soccer striker, dies at 49

Mr. Masinga scored the goal in 1997 that took his country to the World Cup for the first time.

Revolution take forwards Tajon Buchanan, DeJuan Jones in MLS draft

New England bostered its speed with its two first-round selections.

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 15: Christian Pulisic of USA in action during the International Friendly match between England and United States at Wembley Stadium on November 15, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

FRANK DELL’APA | SOCCER NOTEBOOK

There were unusual aspects to Christian Pulisic’s Chelsea transfer

The price of $73 million seemed strikingly high, as Pulisic wasn’t in demand and there was no bidding war for him.

Montreal Impact's Michael Azira, left, and New England Revolution's Kelyn Rowe, right, vie for control of the ball during the first period of an MLS soccer game, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Revolution’s 2019 schedule is released

The regular season begins March 2 against Dallas and wraps up Oct. 6 vs. Atlanta.

Guillermo Barros Schelotto, coach of Argentina's Boca Juniors, gestures during the Copa Libertadores final soccer match against Argentina's River Plate at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

FRANK DELL’APA | SOCCER NOTEBOOK

Some top Argentine talent has slipped away from Revolution

Guillermo Barros Schelotto’s recent hiring as LA coach is a reminder of how he got away in 2007.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 30: Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants greets Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots after a pre-season NFL game at MetLife Stadium on August 30, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

TARA SULLIVAN

While Tom Brady keeps on chugging, Eli Manning could be headed for the NFL rubble pile

While Patriots fans worry about the slow decline of their star QB, Manning’s unraveling has been as precipitous as it has been shocking.

GENK, BELGIUM - NOVEMBER 20: Christian Pulisic of USA in action during the International Friendly match between Italy and the United States of America at Cristal Arena on November 20, 2018 in Genk, Belgium. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Soccer

Christian Pulisic to join Chelsea as most expensive American player

“It is a privilege to have signed for such a legendary club,” the 20-year-old Pulisic said.

New England Revolution's Juan Agudelo battles for the ball with Toronto FC's Sebastian Giovinco during the second half of a MLS soccer game, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 in Toronto. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP)

Revolution announce opening matches

For the 11th straight year, New England begins its season on the road.

Sigi Schmid, winningest MLS coach, dies at 65

Sigi Schmid, the winningest coach in MLS history, has died. He was 65.

Colorado Rapids defender Edgar Castillo, second from right, kicks the ball as he is surrounded by, from left to right, teammate Johan Blomberg, (8), D.C. United midfielders Junior Moreno, (5), and Zoltan Stieber during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Washington, Saturday, July 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Frank Dell’Apa | Soccer notebook

Revolution ramp up the retooling of their roster

Problem areas were addressed with acquisition of center forward Juan Fernando Caicedo and left back Edgar Castillo.

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)

Revolution trade away Kelyn Rowe after seven years

Rowe was named the Revolution’s Humanitarian of the Year four years straight (2014-17).

Sports log

Manchester United fires Jose Mourinho

The Premier League team said it will not hire a permanent replacement until the offseason.

Portland Timbers midfielder Sebastián Blanco (10) and New England Revolution forward Cristian Penilla (70) battle for the ball during the second half of an MLS soccer match in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

MLS moves to shorter season

The soccer league also is going to single-elimination playoffs.

Foxborough MA 9/21/18 New England Revolution Juan Agudelo has the ball slide tackled away by Chicago Fire Bastian Schweinsteiger during second half action at Gillette Stadium. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

Juan Agudelo signs multi-year contract with Revolution

The 26-year-old has scored 32 goals and 14 assists in 128 games with New England.