NEWSSTAND - September 27, 2011

Chris Tierney, Claudio Reyna

With only four remaining games for the Revs in 2011, Frank Dell’Apa addresses possible offseason changes in his piece for the Boston Globe and compares the team’s record to those of past seasons.

The writers at New England Soccer Today offer their player ratings for last Sunday’s game against Chicago, giving Ryan Guy top marks for his two-goal performance.

Chris Tierney returned to his hometown of Wellesley, Mass., last Friday, signing autographs and taking photos – two of which can be found on The Swellesley Report – with the players of Wellesley United. The group will get the chance to see the pro take the field against the Seattle Sounders this Saturday during Wellesley Youth Soccer Night.

Soccer America takes a look at the U.S. Soccer Development Academy end of year evaluations, and provides additional insight into the process from U.S. Soccer’s Youth Technical Director Claudio Reyna.

Guest author James Grossi makes the case for maintaining a balanced league schedule, despite the growing number of teams, at The Shin Guardian.