NEWSSTAND - June 23, 2011

Steve Nicol, tough road test, charitable work

Brian O’Connell talks to Rajko Lekic about his goal against the Chicago Fire and his potential to now score several more in their upcoming matches, including this Sunday when the team travels to Seattle to take on the Sounders.

Danny Picard of CSNNE.com speaks with head coach Steve Nicol and team captain Shalrie Joseph about the Revolution’s upcoming stretch of games that features five of the next six matches played on the road and the key to getting points on this significant stretch.

Steve Stoehr of The Bent Musket dissects New England’s recent switch from a 4-3-3 formation to a 4-4-2 and how this alignment change has aided in the team’s noticeably increased scoring opportunities for Lekic.

Jim Dow at RevsNet.com gives an in-depth account of how the Revolution are vaguely similar to the Boston Bruins of past decades and asserts that the team is priming itself for a run to greatness. Dow also offers up an interview with Revs defender A.J. Soares.

Kyle McCarthy also takes a look at the tough road test ahead of the Revolution, starting with this Sunday at Seattle and the ways in which New England could be able to gain significant momentum during the long stretch of matches away from Gillette Stadium.

Soccer By Ives gives an account of the Revolution reserve team and their win over Toronto FC this week, led by newcomer Ryan Guy’s game winning goal and Revolution youth player Diego Fagundez’s three assists.

Ben Berger at FootieBusiness.com recounts an interview with the Revolution front office and details the charitable work that is consistently completed by the Revs players, including their most recent visit to Dorchester to participate in the grand opening of The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Community Center.