NEWSSTAND – April 12, 2011

Weekly power rankings, Soares reports

Last week’s MLS action unofficially wraps up today with the power rankings from around the league. The consensus is that the Revs, who peaked in last week’s top five, right now are more mid-pack with various rankings between eight (Soccer America), No. 14 (goal.com) and in between at No. 11 (Soccer by Ives).

A.J. Soares also checks in with his latest installment at boston.com, talking about his first professional experience with three games in eight days after hosting Portland last Saturday, traveling to Vancouver midweek and the hosting RSL on Saturday.

Finally, MLSSoccer.com gives last weekend’s recap of this year’s rookie class, including the Revs’ Soares and Stephen McCarthy.