NEWSSTAND – March 8, 2011

Influx of French Players, Revs remain perfect

In an announcement late Monday afternoon, Comcast SportsNet New England released news that the Revolution’s final preseason game against the Houston Dynamo on Sunday, March 13 will be televised live at 3 p.m.

Following the addition of veterans Didier Domi and Ousmane Dabo to the Revs roster this off-season, the Boston Globe’s Frank Dell’Apa explores the reasons behind the recent influx of French players to MLS.

The Revs’ youth teams returned to game action over the weekend, and Brian O’Connell reports on the standout performers from the four games at Gillette Stadium for New England Soccer Today.

New England continues to make headlines as the Revs improved to a perfect 4-0-0 in the preseason with a 2-1 win over Columbus on Sunday afternoon. Both ESPNBoston.com and CSNNE.com had the news.

In a column for MLSSoccer.com, Shawn Francis explores the two kinds of soccer followers – fans and supporters. Football Boston’s Andy Huffman has his own thoughts on the two groups in his response.

ESPN.com’s Leander Schaerlaeckens explains in his column on Monday that if “MLS was a publicly traded company, now would be the time to buy stock.”

Revs beat writer Kyle McCarthy takes a look at the Revs as a whole heading into the 2011 season in his preview for MLSSoccer.com.

Doug Roberson, from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, profiled second-year Rev Zak Boggs and his involvement with the Children’s Hospital in Boston as an intern and guest researcher in his time away from soccer.