NEWSSTAND – March 22, 2011

D.C. United, Matt Reis, Stadium Attendance

Frank Dell’Apa with the Boston Globe wraps up the Revs’ first game coverage and discusses how they are preparing this week for their next opponent, D.C. United, and who will likely see playing time in the home opener.

Goalkeeper Matt Reis’ play in New England’s season opener with the Galaxy made him New England Soccer News’ player of the week.

Coach Steve Nicol is pleased with the turnaround the team has made from the last two preseason matches to their performance against LA in their first regular season test, as reported by Tribal Football.

With injuries playing a part in lineup decisions, New England Soccer Today’s Sean Donahue discusses the resilience the healthy players displayed during Sunday night’s battle in the pouring rain.

Cole Denormandie (Lincoln, Mass.) recorded one goal and one assist this past weekend as the Revolution youth teams hosted two Maryland-based teams of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy’s Mid-Atlantic Division.

Contributors from New England Soccer Today rated the Revolution’s players’ contributions in a 1-1 draw with the Galaxy as they saw it.

As the first week of MLS action comes to a close, Goal.com and Revs Press offer their rankings for all 18 teams, citing coaches’ opinions and notable performances.

Daily Soccer Fix chooses one topic that deserves more attention and has been somewhat overlooked by first week headlines in the MLS: stadium attendance.