NEWSSTAND - September 14, 2011

Diego Fagundez, Foxboro Youth Soccer

Frank Dell’Apa considers the 2011 season, stating that the Revs “now have enough personalities on the team and a style of play that can be effective.”

On ESPN Boston, Brian O’Connell takes a look back at last Saturday’s game against FC Dallas before providing notes ahead of the New England – Portland matchup.

In player news, Stephen McCarthy underwent successful shoulder surgery on Monday, while Diego Fagundez and A.J. Soares were named to MLSSoccer.com’s 24 Under 14. Fagundez and Matt Reis were also named to Goal.com’s Best XI for Week 26.

Under-18 Jack Hilger is the Hopkinton Patch’s Athlete of the Week. Find out how he got started playing soccer, how much time he spends practicing, and how he balances his schoolwork and soccer.

Were you a fan of Reis’ purple jersey from Saturday night? The Bent Musket shares ways to bid on game-worn jerseys and armbands to raise money for the 9/11 Memorial Fund.

Prior to last Saturday’s match, teams from Foxboro Youth Soccer and Franklin Youth Soccer Association took the field to play friendlies. Check out some photos from the event and read the MLS game recap at the Foxborough Patch.

For a look at other league news, check out Kyle McCarthy’s Musings about the Colorado Rapids on Goal.com and expansion talk on Sporting News.