NEWSSTAND - June 20, 2011

Recaps, offensive potential

CSNNE.com has full match highlights from the Revolution-Fire tilt last Saturday night at Gillette Stadium.

Written recaps from the Revs’ 1-1 draw with the Chicago Fire are in no short supply. Full analysis of the game can be found at the Boston Globe by Frank Dell’Apa and the Boston Herald by John Connolly. Brian O’Connell has two reviews of the game at ESPNBoston.com, the first regarding the offensive chances produced by the Revs 4-4-2 alignment and the other with the key points from the match. Danny Picard of CSNNE.com gives his breakdown as does Lisa Eisenmenger at Boston Pro Examiner. Sean Donahue of New England Soccer Today talks about the offensive breakthrough for the New England Squad, while Julian Cardillo of RevsPress.com analyzes the back-and-forth play that lead to Rajko Lekic’s second strike of the season. Steve Stoehr of The Bent Musket has the complete breakdown of the entire game, also providing a brief play-by-play of the important happenings during the match. Adam Burrows at New England Soccer News looks at the game from the standpoint of securing a goal at home while salvaging two points from the Revs’ most recent home stand. Kyle McCarthy provides his in-depth analysis and recap of the game at MLSsoccer.com. Justin Churchill has the full game report at Goal.com, while Soccer By Ives calls the 1-1 draw one of the most entertaining games of the MLS season.

The Boston Globe’s Frank Dell’Apa takes a look at the Revolution’s youth in the backline stating that their skill and talent levels will develop them into a formidable defense over the years. Dell’Apa also discusses how the new 4-4-2 alignment has increased the Revs’ scoring opportunities and asserts that this adjustment might be the necessary change to create goals.

Danny Picard takes a detailed look at Rajko Lekic’s goal against the Fire and he argues that the play just may be the breakthrough the Danish forward needs to tap into his offensive potential.

Sean Donahue of New England Soccer Today gives an account of the career of Ryan Guy, the newest member of the Revolution, and talks about his debut on Saturday night. Donahue also offers his player rankings for the match against Chicago.

Kyle McCarthy of MLSsoccer.com takes the pulse of the Revolution squad in the wake of the 1-1 draw with the Fire, discussing with the players the offensive opportunities created in the match and what the team needs to do in order to bury more of their chances.