NEWSSTAND – March 18, 2011

Season Opener, Gambian Duo, Seating Area

With the 2011 MLS season underway, the Revs’ technical staff continues the recruiting process on a daily basis in search of scoring talent as reported by the Boston Globe and The Sun Chronicle.

Injuries aside, Revs Press discusses the competition for the starting midfield spot brought on by the Revs’ rookies and International signings.

With the Gambian duo of Kenny Mansally and Sainey Nyassi having been summoned by their National squad for a March 29 friendly against Equatorial Guinea, Julian Cardillo of Revs Press believes that rookies may be asked to fill the void in the home opener on March.

The Drug is Football provides quotes and excerpts from the Supporters Summit, covering such topics as season tickets, international friendlies and jersey sponsorship.

According to Football Boston, the Revs are the underdog in Sunday’s season opener in LA and their plan of attack should be to offensive-minded.

Kyle McCarthy describes the move to expand the Gillette Stadium seating area for Revolution games as a positive one, citing the increase of season ticket sales and better game atmosphere it will create.

Fifa.com’s celebrates Major League Soccer’s 16th season, attributing its recent success to attracting big name players from across the globe and the construction of soccer-specific stadiums.

How does MLS compare to the prestigious leagues of Europe? Chris Anderson, blogger for the New York Times attempts to answer this question using data on fouls, yellow cards and shots converted.