NEWSSTAND - August 19, 2011

Monsef Zerka, Declan McCabe

Boston.com highlights Weston, Mass., native and Revolution U16 Declan McCabe, who has recently been called up to U.S. Soccer’s under-17 residency program.

On Thursday night, the New England Revolution announced the signing of Moroccan forward, Monsef Zerka, who will provide the Revs with another attacking option. Revs Press and New England Soccer Today report the striker’s recent action in European leagues and with the Moroccan national team.

Sean Donahue of New England Soccer Today assesses the depth of the Revs’ bench and pinpoints certain players that he believes should see the field more often.

Brian O’Connell and Sean Donahue or New England Soccer Today review the past week and give their individual rankings for all MLS teams.

Kyle McCarthy’s0 Revs Notebook covers team headlines of the week, including Matt Reis’ stellar performance against Houston, Rajko Lekic’s potential return on Saturday and Ryan Kinne’s alma mater receiving recognition by the Hermann award.

The Revs met Houston – who, as of 2011, are now part of the Eastern Conference – on Wednesday and will take on the New York Red Bulls this Saturday. Find out what else in happening within the conference in Soccer by Ives’ Eastern Conference Notes.

Kyle McCarthy makes predictions for this weekend’s MLS matchups, citing factors that he believes will influence the outcomes.

Stadium Journey takes a trip to Gillette Stadium during a Revolution home game and provides ratings of the food and beverage, atmosphere, neighborhood, fans, access and more.