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Orlando City forward Nani, center, reacts during second-half MLS soccer match action against Toronto FC in Toronto, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. (Christopher Katsarov/The Canadian Press via AP)

REVOLUTION 3, ORLANDO CITY 3

Revolution squander two-goal lead in Orlando for unsavory draw

New England secured a point on the road against another team contending for the playoffs, but blew a 3-1 second-half lead.

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:

Revolution win appeal of Antonio Delamea’s red card

The New England defender is now eligible to play in the Revolution’s game Saturday against Orlando City SC.

NYC FC 2, Revolution 1

Revolution end up on short end against NYC FC

The Revolution played down a man beginning in the ninth minute, with the deciding goal coming in the 96th minute.

New York City FC forward Heber of Brazil looks to pass during the first half of an MLS soccer match against Columbus Crew SC, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Revolution’s keys to victory against NYCFC

In a tough environment on the road, the Revolution need to show adaptability and urgency.

Defender Omar Gonzalez has a history of success with Bruce Arena, with one notable setback.

frank dell’apa | Soccer notebook

Omar Gonzalez is still a big fan of Bruce Arena

The defender got his first chance to play against his former coach when Toronto met the Revolution.

New England Revolution's Gustavo Bou, left, celebrates his goal with teammate DeJuan Jones (24) in the second half of an MLS soccer match against Toronto FC at Gillette Stadium, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. The match ended in a 1-1 tie. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

REVOLUTION 1, TORONTO FC 1

It’s Gustavo Bou again as Revs secure draw late

La Pantera scored for the fourth straight match, and for the sixth time in eight, as New England stayed ahead of Toronto in the playoff chase.

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)

Late bloomer Matt Turner a fixture in net

Although he didn’t commit to soccer until he was 16, the goalie has become pivotal to the Revolution’s success.

Sep 10, 2016; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Revolution defender Chris Tierney (8) and New York City FC defender Jason Hernandez (2) go after a head ball during the first half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Tierney returns to Revolution in front office role

Tierney, who played 11 years for the club, was named player recruitment manager.

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

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

Revolution’s keys to victory over Toronto

It’s a huge match in terms of playoff positioning, with Toronto just a point behind New England.

Foxborough, MA - 6/29/2019 - (2nd Half) New England Revolution head coach Bruce Arena. New England Revolution host the Houston Dynamo at Gillette Stadium. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Frank Dell'Apa, Topic: 30Dynamo-Revolution, LOID: 9.0.180424542.

Tara Sullivan

Boston’s winning ways drew Bruce Arena, and he has put the Revolution in the conversation

The most decorated coach in American soccer has engineered a startling turnaround, with New England on the brink of a playoff spot.

The Patriots were considered the top Boston sports team by this year’s survey.

What New England sports fans had to say about their teams in annual survey

The survey by Channel Media polled 16,000 local fans.

Los Angeles FC forward Carlos Vela (10) in actions during a U.S. Open Cup quarterfinals soccer match between Los Angeles FC and Portland Timbers in Los Angeles, Wednesday, July 10, 2019. The Timbers won 1-0. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

frank dell’apa | soccer notes

MLS season could have a Hollywood ending for LAFC

The second-year team is dominating opponents and could set league records for points and goals.

Foxborough MA 8/23/19 New England Revolution goalie Matt Turner makes a save in front of Chicago Fire Nemanja Nikolic during first half action at Gillette Stadium. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: Fire-Revolution pics reporter: Frank Dell'Apa

Revolution 2, Fire 1

Gustavo Bou lifts Revolution over Fire

New England ended a three-game winless streak.

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)

frank dell’apa | soccer notebook

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

Foxborough, MA - 7/28/2019 - Benfica's Jardel (33), left, embraces his teammate, Tyronne Ebuehi (23) in celebration of their win of the AC Milan vs. SL Benfica soccer match at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. on Sunday, July 28. Benfica defeated Milan 1-0. (Nic Antaya for The Boston Globe) Topic: Benefica-Milan

SL BENFICA 1, AC MILAN 0

Benfica at home in Foxborough with victory over Milan

Adel Taarabt’s 70th-minute deflected shot was all the offense the Aguias needed to triumph.

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)

REVOLUTION 4, ORLANDO CITY 1

Revolution run unbeaten streak to 11 games

Gustavo Bou opened the scoring in the third minute and New England tied the longest unbeaten string in team history.

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.