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United States' Josh Sargent (13) and Peru's Alexander Callens (5) vie for the ball during the second half of an international friendly soccer match in East Hartford, Conn., Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

US 1, Peru 1

Josh Sargent scores, US gives up late goal in tie with Peru

Dave Sarachan has given debuts to 22 players in 10 matches since replacing Bruce Arena after the Americans’ loss at Trinidad and Tobago last year

Revolution break ground on practice facility in Foxborough

The $35 million complex will be adjacent to Gillette Stadium, and the team still has hopes for a soccer-specific playing venue.

FRISCO, TX - OCTOBER 14: Alex Morgan #13 of the United States celebrates after scoring a goal against Jamaica during the first half of the CONCACAF Women's Championship semi-finals on October 14, 2018 in Frisco, Texas. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)

US 6, Jamaica 0

US headed to Women’s World Cup with 6-0 win over Jamaica

Tobin Heath and Alex Morgan each scored twice in the first half and United States earned a spot in the World Cup next summer in France.

Revolution 2, Orlando City 0

Revolution look ahead after shutting out Orlando City

Despite being eliminated from MLS playoff contention, the Revolution got goals from Cristian Penilla and Diego Fagundez in 2-0 win.

Orlando City's Amro Tarek, left, goes after the ball against New England Revolution's Diego Fagundez, right, during the second half of an MLS soccer match, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Revolution playing for their postseason lives

A loss in any of the Revolution’s three remaining games means elimination from the MLS postseason race.

The Sporting Anderlecht training centre and offices in Neerpede, Anderlecht, Belgium.

Belgian police raid several soccer clubs in vast probe

Belgian authorities say 57 police raids are ongoing in Belgium and six other European nations in a vast probe into financial fraud and match-fixing in soccer.

Foxborough MA 03/10/18 New England Revolution first year head coach Brad Friedel on the bench against the Colorado Rapids during first half action of MLS Soccer opening day at Gillette Stadium. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: Rapids-Revo pics reporter:

FRANK DELL’APA | SOCCER NOTES

Revolution teetering on the verge of playoff elimination

They could be mathematically out of the picture even before they play their next game Saturday.

CARY, NC - OCTOBER 07: Yomira Pinzon #5 of Panama looks on as the header by Carli Lloyd #10 of the USA finds the back of the net during the soccer game at WakeMed Soccer Park on October 7, 2018 in Cary, North Carolina. (Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images)

Sports Log

Carli Lloyd does the trick for US women’s soccer vs. Panama

Lloyd’s hat trick paces US in 5-0 rout

Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez moves the ball against Orlando City during the second half of an MLS soccer match, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

REVOLUTION AT ATLANTA | SATURDAY, 3:30 P.M.

Revolution brace to face the league’s best in Atlanta

The Atlanta United has the most points in MLS this year and trounced New England, 7-0, last season.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 26, 2018 Juventus' Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo reacts during the Italian Serie A football match between Juventus and Bologna at the Allianz Stadium in Turin. - Cristiano Ronaldo on October 3, 2018 categorically denied accusations by a former model who says the Portuguese superstar raped her in a Las Vegas hotel penthouse suite in 2009.

SPORTS LOG

Cristiano Ronaldo denies rape accusation

The soccer great said on Twitter that he had a ‘‘clear conscience’’ as he awaits the conclusions of an investigation.

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)

frank dell’apa | soccer notes

It’s the same old problem for the Revolution, and they might miss the playoffs again

The same difficulties that cost the Revolution postseason berths the last two years have sprouted again.

Boston Globe columnist Nestor Ramos as  New England Revolution mascot on the field before they play the Chicago Fire at Gillette Stadium.

NESTOR RAMOS

Sweaty, silent, and lacking peripheral vision: One day as a sports mascot

Here’s what it’s like to be Slyde the Fox, the mascot of the New England Revolution.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 29, 2018 Juventus' Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo looks on during the Italian Serie A football match Juventus vs Napoli at the Juventus stadium in Turin. - Cristiano Ronaldo is facing allegations of rape by a former model who accuses the Portuguese superstar of attacking her in his Las Vegas hotel penthouse suite in 2009. Ronaldo, who now plays for Juventus in Italy's Serie A, rejected the charges as

Cristiano Ronaldo facing rape lawsuit

Nevada woman claimed soccer star raped her in Las Vegas hotel suite in 2009.

Gun raffle for high school soccer team bothers ex-students

Some former students of the Georgia school are bothered after learning through Facebook that 30 guns were being raffled in September.

Toronto FC's Sebastian Giovinco moves the ball against the New England Revolution during the first half of a MLS soccer game, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 in Toronto. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP)

Sports Log

Toronto FC routs Revolution

Cristian Penilla scored the game’s first goal, but it was downhill from there for New England.

Aug 24, 2016; San Jose, CA, USA; New England Revolution goalkeeper Brad Knighton (18) defends the goal with defender Andrew Farrell (2) against San Jose Earthquakes forward Chad Barrett (19) during the first half at Avaya Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

REVOLUTION AT TORONTO | SATURDAY, 7:30 P.M. (NBCSB)

Revolution take aim at a vulnerable Toronto team

Toronto has been hurting on defense this season, giving up 57 goals.

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 24: Luka Modric of Real Madrid (L) and Marta of Orland Pride pose for a photo during the The Best FIFA Football Awards Show at Royal Festival Hall on September 24, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

FIFA Awards

Luka Modric wins world player of year, ends Ronaldo-Messi duopoly

Modric achieved something unexpected and special to him: captaining Croatia to its first World Cup final.

Foxborough MA 9/21/18 New England Revolution Teal Bunbury chest traps the ball with pressure from Chicago Fire Bastian Schweinsteiger during first half action at Gillette Stadium. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

Revolution 2, Fire 2

Cristian Penilla’s goal rescues tie for Revolution

But defensive errors hurt New England against the Fire

Chicago Fire forward Nemanja Nikolic (23) in the first half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, June 13, 2018, in Commerce City, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

FIRE AT REVOLUTION | SATURDAY, 7:30 P.M. (NBCSB)

Revived Revolution face Fire team that has finally shown spark

Chicago recently ended a nine-game winless streak that paralleled New England’s summer skid.

Boston MA 02/11/18 Boston Celtics retirement ceremony for Paul Pierce jersey number #34 after they played the Cleveland Cavaliers at TD Garden. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

The Tradition announces its honorees for 2018

Jim Lonborg, Paul Pierce, and Don Cherry are among those to be feted at TD Garden Nov. 28.

Foxborough, Ma---August 11,, 2018-Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff--- Teal Bunbury of the New England Revolution playing in a 3-2 loss to the Philadelphia Union at Gillette Stadium.

Frank Dell’Apa | Soccer notebook

The Revolution can’t win on the road, and it could keep them out of the playoffs

Unless the Revolution can earn at least 4 points in their final three road games, they will have difficulty advancing to the playoffs.

New England Revolution's Brandon Bye, left, and Vancouver Whitecaps' Marcel de Jong battle for the ball during first-half MLS soccer game game in Vancouver, Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

Revolution 1, LAFC 1

A late header saved the day for the Revolution

After suffering a nine-game winless streak, the Revolution have put together a 1-0-2 burst.

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 15: Diego Chara #21 of the Portland Timbers and Lee Nguyen #24 of the Los Angeles Football Club battle for control of the ball at Banc of California Stadium on July 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Katharine Lotze/Getty Images)

REVOLUTION AT LOS ANGELES FC | SATURDAY, 10:30 P.M. (NBCSB)

Revolution hope to carry momentum west with them

Having ended their winless streak at nine in New York, the Revolution face LAFC for the first time Saturday night.

Revolution sign Argentine midfielder Guillermo Hauche

The 25-year-old attacker formerly played for Argentina Superleague power Racing Club.

U.S. midfielder Tyler Adams (4) applauds the fans after an international friendly match, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. Adams scored the only goal as the U.S. won 1-0. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

US 1, Mexico

Tyler Adams scores first goal to give US 1-0 win over Mexico

The US men’s soccer team rebounded from a poor first half for the Americans’ first win over their rival in three years.

FRANK DELL’APA | SOCCER NOTES

Isaac Angking made a promising debut for Revolution

The 18-year-old showed poise and skill as a substitute against New York City FC last Wednesday.

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/)

Frank Dell’Apa | Soccer Notes

The Revolution haven’t won in nine games. What’s up with that?

The odds are against the Revolution advancing to the postseason, but pieces are being put in place for the future

US 4, Chile 0

Carli Lloyd scores twice, US women’s soccer team runs unbeaten streak to 21

This was the Americans’ final tuneup ahead of the start of World Cup qualifying next month.

Foxborough, Ma---August 11,, 2018-Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff--- Teal Bunbry of the New England Revolution loosens up before a 3-2 loss to the Philadelphia Union at Gillette Stadium.

Stan Grossfeld

There are two very different sides to Teal Bunbury, the Revolution’s top goal scorer

He may not be a household name, but teammates and opponents know him well by the way he plays the game.

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during the Champions League Final soccer match between Real Madrid and Liverpool at the Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, May 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

REAL MADRID 3, LIVERPOOL 1

Real Madrid tops Liverpool to win third straight Champions League title

Gareth Bale‘s brilliance, Mohamed Salad’s injury and blunders by Liverpool’s goalkeeper led to the victory.

New England Revolution midfielder Scott Caldwell, second right, battles for the ball with Portland Timbers midfielder Dairon Asprilla (27) and midfielder Sebastián Blanco (10) during the second half of an MLS soccer match in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. Portland Timbers forward Lucas Melano, left, was fouled on the play. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

Revolution 1, Timbers 1

Revolution settle for tie, winless streak climbs to nine

Portland scored the equalizer in the 70th minute as New England couldn’t hang on to its lead.

Portland Timbers' Diego Valeri (8) hits the ball past a a San Jose Earthquakes player during a Major League Soccer match in Portland, Ore., Saturday, July 7, 2018. (Sean Meagher/The Oregonian via AP)

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

Revolution face Portland as they look for that elusive victory

New England is on an eight-game winless skid, but the Timbers have never won in Foxborough.

FILE - In this April 26, 2015, file photo, Seattle Sounders' Clint Dempsey, left, celebrates after he scored a goal against Portland Timbers goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey, second from right, as Timbers' Alvas Powell, right, stands in the goal during the second half of an MLS soccer match in Seattle. On Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, Dempsey announced his retirement, stepping away at age 35 after 15 years of playing professionally. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

SPORTS LOG

Former Revolution star Clint Dempsey retires from soccer

Injury, age and reduced playing time led to his decision to call it quits.

HULL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 27: Nottingham Forest's Michael Mancienne blocks the run of Hull City's Nouha Dicko during the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Hull City and Nottingham Forest at KCOM Stadium on January 27, 2018 in Hull, England. (Photo by Ashley Allen/Getty Images)

Frank Dell’Apa | SOCCER NOTEBOOK

Michael Mancienne, the highest-paid defender in MLS, is not in synch with Revolution yet

The Revolution may have waited too long to address their issues on defense.

Union 1, Revolution 0

Revolution’s winless streak hits eight

Cory Burke scored the winning goal for Philadelphia.

Foxborough MA 4/8/17 New England Revolution Andrew Farrell make a bicycle kick against the Houston Dynamo during first half action of their MLS game at Gillette Stadium. (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

REVOLUTION AT UNION | SATURDAY, 7 P.M. (NBCSB)

Revolution will try to put it together against Union

The winless streak has reached seven as they head to Philadelphia Saturday night.

AFC PATRIOTS SLIDER Foxborough, MA 1-21-18: Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (right) and his teammates earned the right to go for their 6th Super Bowl title by beating the Jaguars 24-20. He is pictured on stage after the game with WR Danny Amendola (left) as confetti falls around them. The New England Patriots hosted the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

Chad Finn | Sports Media

Though numbers are down, Patriots still tops in annual N.E. Sports Survey

But here is a question for poll respondents: Are you paying any attention to the Celtics?

D.C. United forward Paul Arriola, left, is too late on the ball as New England Revolution goalkeeper Matt Turner (30) kicks the ball away during an MLS soccer match, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Washington. D.C. United won its third in a row, 2-0 over the 10-man New England Revolution. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post via AP)

D.C. United 2, Revolution 0

Revolution’s winless slide at seven

The Revolution (7-9-8) have lost five of their last six and are stuck in seventh place in the Eastern Conference.

Manchester United Women's Lizzie Arnot, centre down, celebrates after scoring her sides first goal during a domestic cup game at Prenton Park in Liverpool, England, Sunday Aug. 19, 2018. In its first competitive game in 13 years, United’s women’s side beat Liverpool 1-0 in a domestic cup game that marked a new era on Sunday. (Clint Hughes/PA via AP)

Reborn after 13 years, Manchester United women winners in many ways

ManU coach Casey Stoney has put the team together from scratch, with the club only getting league approval 83 days ago

Danielle Slaton of the US (R) is unable to stop a kick to the goal by Kjeersti Thun (R) of Norway during their friendly soccer game in Boca Raton, Florida 09 February 2000. Thun missed the kick. Norway won 2-1. ELECTRONIC IMAGE AFP PHOTO Roberto SCHMIDT

Sports log

History calls: All-female TV crew at Revolution game

It’s believed to be the first all-female trio to call a game among the top five men’s professional leagues

Seattle Sounders's Nouhou Tolo (5) and New England Revolution's Juan Agudelo, center, battle for the ball during the second half of an MLS soccer game in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, July 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

REVOLUTION AT D.C. UNITED | SUNDAY, 7:30 P.M. (FS1)

Staggering Revolution look for a solution

Winless in their last six games, the Revolution hit the road to face D.C. United.

New England Revolution's Andrew Farrell heads the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer game against the Seattle Sounders in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, July 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

UNION 3, REVOLUTION 2

Union’s late goal extends Revolution’s winless skid to six

Philadelphia’s Fabrice-Jean Picault struck for the winner in the 76th minute Saturday night at Gillette Stadium.

Orlando City's Mohamed El-Munir (13) tries to get position on New England Revolution's Andrew Farrell, left, during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

UNION AT REVOLUTION | SATURDAY, 7:30 P.M. (NBCSB)

Revolution have a huge game Saturday night

Winless in five straight, they face a Philadelphia team that can leapfrog them in the standings.

FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, file photo, Washington Nationals' Trea Turner prepares to bat during a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds at Nationals Park in Washington. Whatever progress baseball has made promoting inclusion, it took a backseat recently. Years-old racist, misogynist and homophobic tweets from Milwaukee reliever Josh Hader were found during the All-Star Game. Then Atlanta pitcher Sean Newcomb and Washington shortstop Trea Turner had their own offensive tweets unearthed. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

How offensive tweets are spurring an evolution in sports

The first generation to grow up on social media is learning the hard way about the hazards of offensive youthful posts.

Orlando City's Amro Tarek, left, tries to clear the ball from New England Revolution's Teal Bunbury during the second half of an MLS soccer match, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Revolution 3, Orlando City SC 3

Revolution settles for draw after late lapse

Scott Sutter’s stoppage-time goal in the 93d minute thwarted New England (7-7-8) from claiming outright victory in Orlando Saturday night.

New England Revolution's Andrew Farrell heads the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer game against the Seattle Sounders in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, July 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

REVOLUTION AT ORLANDO CITY | SATURDAY, 7:30 P.M. (NBCSB)

Revolution look to end skid against struggling Orlando City

The Revolution have lost three straight but Saturday’s opponent is the worst defensive team in MLS.