NEWSSTAND - February 11, 2011

Soares, Perovic, signings and schedule are all on tap in today's newsstand

Boston Globe writer Frank Dell’Apa catches up with rookie A.J. Soares about his cross-country move from California to New England, and his first impressions of playing at the professional level.

After being voted MVP by the fans in his first season with the Revolution, Marko Perovic will be a key force in the offense whether he plays in the midfield or in the front line as a striker. ESPN Boston’s interview with the Serb finds him optimistic about MLS and the United States, his new country of residence.

Matt Martins, the official blogger for the Rebellion blog, ponders the type of designated player he believes would best suit the Revs. He concludes that experienced veterans and foreign talent would be beneficial for the squad.

Upon the release of the 2011 MLS Schedule, both American Soccer News and New England Soccer Today made note of the Revolution’s busy April, during which time they will play the two most recent additions to the league. The Revs will host the Portland Timbers on April 2nd, and travel north of the U.S. border to take on the Vancouver Whitecaps on April 6th.

Goal.com’s Kyle McCarthy outlines specific scheduling decisions made by MLS this season and how they could potentially impact the quality of games and the experience of television viewers.