Newsstand - August 11

Details of the new MLS broadcast deal with NBC and more

ESPN Boston previews the Revs first meeting of the 2011 season against Eastern Conference leader Columbus, and provides several team notes in anticipation for Saturday night’s match.

Both Boston.com and New England Soccer Today report the broadcasting partnership between MLS and NBC that will be in effect for the 2012 season which includes 45 MLS games and four U.S. Men’s National Team to be televised per season.

Westborough’s Dan Casey was selected as one of the 21 athletes selected for the New England Revolution U16 team, as reported by his local media outlet, the Westborough Patch.

Real Madrid’s most recent signing of 7-year-old Lionel Coira was heard around the world this week, and NESN blogger Jesse Scardina links the young prodigy to Revolution home grown player, Diego Fagundez, who scored for the first time in an MLS contest on Saturday.

MLSsoccer.com highlights several MLS teen sensations who had standout performance in Week 21.

Kyle McCarthy discusses the challenges Vancouver head coach, Martin Rennie, will face in the upcoming year when he assumes control of the expansion team.

Fifa.com makes note of two teens of identical age –both 16 years and 173 days- who scored this past weekend in professional matches, New England’s Diego Fagundez and Haris Ribic of Bosnia-Herzegovina's Sloboda Tuzla.