NEWSSTAND – March 2, 2011

Ousmane Dabo, Cole DeNormandie, Nicol speaks

As the New England Revolution returned to training inside the Dana-Farber Field House this week, veteran midfielder Shalrie Joseph’s dismissal from training camp in Orlando continued to make headlines. The Boston Globe’s Frank Dell’Apa and Gus Martins from ESPNBoston.comcaught up with Joseph to talk about Orlando his hopes for a new contract.

Gus Martins also took the time to chat with Ousmane Dabo, one of the newest members of the Revolution. The veteran French midfielder spoke about his reasons for coming to the MLS and other topics.

While the Revs went 3-0-0 in Orlando without surrendering a single goal, Julian Cardillo of RevsPress.com notes that the competition will be a little stiffer when the team arrives in Atlanta later this week.

Lincoln-Sudbury senior Cole DeNormandie was named the Masschusetts player of the year last week, and continues to make headlines around the region.

Head coach Steve Nicol met with members of the Revs’ supporters groups last night in Cambridge to field questions on a wide range of subjects. The Drug is Football was there to hear Nicol speak, reporting some of the highlights online last night.

The MLS will hold a waiver draft on Wednesday for the 22 players who were released from training camps as teams by the March 1 roster limit deadline. New England sits fourth in the MLS waiver draft order.