NEWSSTAND - June 16, 2011

Toronto recap, match highlights

MLSsoccer.com has full match highlights and talking points from last night’s scoreless draw against Toronto FC

Full written recaps of the game can be found at the Boston Globe, The Bent Musket, New England Soccer News, and MLSsoccer.com and Goal.com.

Frank Dell’Apa of the Boston Globe gives his analysis of the tight defensive battle last night at Gillette, noting that the Revs’ defense continues to be stingy under pressure. Dell’Apa also takes a look at New England’s newly installed 4-4-2 formation and the effects it had on the quantity and quality of the Revolution’s chances on the attack.

John Connolly and Kyle McCarthyof the Boston Herald give their opinions on the hotly contested game last night that saw plenty of physical play from both sides during the intense match.

ESPNBoston.com’s Brian O’Connell states that New England’s attack missed an opportunity to expose a Toronto defense that has allowed a league-high 25 goals, but also notes the strong play of several of the Revs’ younger players that led to good scoring chances for the club.

Sean Donahue of New England Soccer News breaks down each of the Revolution’s opportunities in the final third of the pitch, focusing particularly on the quality of the Revs’ 11 corner kicks against Toronto FC.

Kyle McCarthy, of MLSsoccer.com, examines the way the Revolution have found opportunities to increase their amount of scoring chances in each of their last two contests and the inevitable eruption of Rajko Lekic’s offensive abilities.