NEWSSTAND: September 16, 2011

Pat Phelan, Timbers

The Boston Globe’s Frank Dell’Apa states the Revs, “kept the faith and remained motivated,” last week and breaks down the four-game unbeaten streak as well as offering brief game tidbits.

Similarly, John Connolly of the Boston Herald believes that the Revs, “recent upturn in play has provided a much-needed dose of confidence,” ahead of tonight’s game at Portland.

ESPN Boston gives fans everything you need to know about tonight’s match and offers insight of keys to the game for the Revs.

While the Revolution move forward and look to extend its six-goal September, NE Soccer News takes a step back and recognizes Chris Tierney as Player of the Week for the week ending September 11.

Despite suffering a concussion in Philadelphia just nine days ago, MLSsoccer.com takes a look at the resiliency of Pat Phelan.

For a look at Portland, MLSsoccer.com gives a look at what’s at stake for the Revs’ opponent tonight, while The Bent Musket, provides additional analysis on the Timbers.

The Revs and Timbers kick off the weekend of Week 27 in MLS regular-season play, and Goal.com breaks down the first match.