NEWSSTAND - August 25, 2011

MLS Rankings, Shalrie Joseph

ESPN Boston previews the Revs’ next road trip to Philadelphia, where they will face the Union in attempt to even the regular-season series to one apiece.

Revolution captain Shalrie Joseph is mentioned in the MLSsoccer.com article, “Talking Tactics: True holding midfielder re-emerges in MLS,” which discusses the significant role that a “holding” midfielder plays for his team.

New England Soccer News has chosen a player of the week for every week since March 20th, and a Revolution player takes the title this week for his deserving performance against New York last Saturday.

The Soccer by Ives staff votes and lists its MLS rankings for Week 23, taking last week’s results into account and making note of the match-ups for this upcoming weekend.

Greg Lalas with MLSsoccer.com observes the abundance of soccer shown on TV and in other forms of media in the United States, as well as the increased viewership over the past few years.