NEWSSTAND - June 17

Player rankings, room for improvement, Chicago previews and more

The Boston Globe’s Frank Dell’Apa looks at the ways in which the Revolution can improve to again become contenders in the Eastern Conference, including exploring the possibility of recruiting a high-profile forward as a designated player.

Sean Donahue of New England Soccer Today gives his player rankings for the New England vs. Toronto FC match on Wednesday night, breaking down each individual player’s performance on the night.

Julian Cardillo of RevsPress.com covers the Revs’ upcoming tilt with the Chicago Fire, detailing how the New England squad has already begun focusing on its next task. Cardillo also gives his opinion on the Revs’ new 4-4-2 look that they deployed against Toronto on Thursday, giving Rajko Lekic an offensive partner in Kenny Mansally.

Zak Boggs’ hometown paper in Parkersburg, West Virginia wrote a feature about the second-year midfielder, recently named the MLS Humanitarian of the Month, and the success he has experienced in his endeavors both on and off the soccer pitch.

Kyle McCarthy of MLSsoccer.com details the Revolution’s possibilities for obtaining a designated player from the European leagues to fortify their attack before the transfer window closes on July1.

Justin Churchill and Goal.com preview tomorrow night’s clash between the Revs and the Fire, including stats and commentary from both teams’ recent competitions and streaks.