Latest Soccer headlines

Le Havre's French defender Samba Camara controls the ball during the French League Cup football match between Le Havre (HAC) and Nimes (NO) on December 18, 2018 at the Oceane stadium in Le Havre, northwestern France. (Photo by CHARLY TRIBALLEAU / AFP) (Photo credit should read CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP via Getty Images)

French defender Samba Camara hits a snag on his way to the Revolution

Camara’s visa was denied, his contract voided, and though the team gave no reason, he reportedly has a prison record.

Virginia's Henry Kessler (5) handles the ball during the NCAA college soccer championship against Georgetown in Cary, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben McKeown)

SOCCER NOTEBOOK

Revolution got their man in Virginia’s Henry Kessler

Bruce Arena jumped at the chance to grab the 21-year-old central defender with the N0. 6 pick in the recent MLS draft.

Liverpool's Roberto Firmino celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Liverpool and Nike close the deal on the clothes deal

The deal to move on from New Balance is worth a reported $39 million a year, but with superior marketing and higher royalties.

Virginia's Henry Kessler (5) and Georgetown's Derek Dodson (9) battle for a ball during the second half of the NCAA college soccer championship in Cary, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben McKeown)

Meet the Revolution’s newest draft picks

The Revolution added depth on the defensive side with three selections in the first two rounds of the MLS SuperDraft.

Virginia's Henry Kessler (5) kicks the ball during the NCAA college soccer championship against Georgetown in Cary, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben McKeown)

Revolution add a pair of defenders, goalkeeper in MLS SuperDraft

The Revolution began the the draft by selecting University of Virginia defender Henry Kessler with the sixth overall pick.

MIDDLESBROUGH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 05: Jose Mourinho, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur reacts during the FA Cup Third Round match between Middlesbrough and Tottenham Hotspur at Riverside Stadium on January 05, 2020 in Middlesbrough, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

FRANK Dell”apa | SOCCER NOTEBOOK

The strain of managing Tottenham Hotspur is starting to show on Jose Mourinho

He will merely be trying to keep the team in contention for a Champions League berth.

Germany’s 1966 World Cup goalkeeper Tilkowski, 84

Hans Tilkowski, the West Germany goalkeeper in the 1966 World Cup final against England, has died. He was 84.

01/09/2019 Foxborough MA - New England Patriots player #11 Julian Edelman (cq) during a afternoon practice. The Patriots are preparing for their AFC Divisional Playoff game. Jonathan Wiggs/Globe StaffReporter:Topic:

Julian Edelman is one football player who gets a kick out of soccer

The Patriots receiver, a Tottenham fan, has a great appreciation for the athleticism and artistry of the game.

Boston, MA - 04/14/15 - (1st quarter) Former Boston Celtics great and Hall of Famer John Joseph

Notable sports deaths in 2019

A look back at some of the noteworthy figures from the world of sports whom we lost in 2019.

MLS | Revolution

Revolution sign center back Samba Camara

New England continued to address its backline depth with acquisition of 6-foot-4-inch Frenchman from Le Havre in Ligue 2.

England’s 1966 World Cup winner Martin Peters dies at age 76

Mr. Peters, a wide midfielder with good movement, an eye for goal, and an ability to cross the ball well with either foot, netted the second goal in the 1966 final that still remains the most cherished day in the history of English soccer.

England’s soccer team, including Mr. Peters, third from left, celebrates after their World Cup victory July 30, 1966.

England’s 1966 World Cup winner Martin Peters dies at age 76

Martin Peters, whose place in English soccer lore was secured by scoring one of the national team’s goals in its victory over West Germany in the 1966 World Cup final, died Saturday after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 76.

FOXBORO, MA - 12/19/2019: Adam Buksa, a new player for the New England Revolutionat the team's new training facility in Foxboro. (David L Ryan/Globe Staff ) SECTION: SPORTS TOPIC 171

FRANK DELL’APA | SOCCER NOTEBOOK

Polish striker Adam Buksa ready to rise to the challenge of playing for the Revolution

“Poland has the best strikers in world right now,” Buksa said after joining the Revolution on a $4 million transfer fee.

United States' Alex Morgan celebrates at the end of 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)

SHIRA SPRINGER I FAIR PLAY

Here are nine memorable stories in women’s sports in 2019

Some stories made international headlines. Some played out on a much smaller scale.

Foxborough, MA - New England Revolution President Brian Bilello speaks in the locker room during the unveiling of the Revolution Training Center in Foxborough, Mass. on Monday, Dec. 9. (Nic Antaya for The Boston Globe) Topic: RevolutionTrainingCenter

Soccer

Here is the full schedule for the New England Revolution in 2020

The Revolution will play both of Major League Soccer’s expansion teams next season.

Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber, left, Charlotte MLS owner David Tepper, center, and Charlotte mayor Vi Lyles pose for a photo after announcing the MLS will have a team in Charlotte in 2021 at an event in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

Charlotte is awarded 30th Major League Soccer franchise

The team, which does not yet have a name, will begin play in 2021 and can sign players immediately.

Revolution acquire Polish striker Adam Buksa

Following a $4 million transfer fee, Buksa will receive a salary of about $1 million, third highest on the team.

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.

Soccer

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.