NEWSSTAND - July 11, 2011

MLS breakdown, Man United

During their 12-day break from regular season play, the Revs will host English side Manchester United, and ESPN Boston’s blog lists the visitors’ traveling roster as well as some Revolution notes and headlines for the week.

New England Soccer Today’s Sean Donahue makes note of the Revs’ recent scoring drought during game play and suggests various forward combinations that could boost New England’s chances in the box.

The Soccer Guys’ Melissa Turtinen anticipates Wednesday night’s International friendly to be 90 minutes of pressure put on the New England Revolution by the Red Devils.

It’s been 50 years since Manchester United last visited New England, and Boston.com’s Frank Dell’Apa provides an overview of the history of the club’s extensive influence on this region of the United States.

See which New England Revolution players received midseason honors in The Bent Musket’s 2011 midseason awards.

Goal.com’s Kyle McCarthy offers his weekly piece, the Monday MLS Breakdown, featuring the success of Seattle Sounders FC this season so far and five MLS points for Week 17.