NEWSSTAND - October 14, 2011

Around the league, Fan Appreciation Night

After spending some time in the kitchen during the team’s visit to the Yawkey Family Inn on Wednesday night, Ryan Guy, Pat Phelan and Chris Tierney are sporting their aprons in the Boston Herald’s Inside Track today.

ESPN Boston and The Bent Musket provide New England-Columbus previews, while Goal.com and Soccer By Ives offer a look at other action around the league.

Saturday night at Gillette Stadium is also Fan Appreciation Night, and included in the festivities is a Diego Fagundez Fathead giveaway. Wear your hair in a mohawk for a chance to win and check out MLSsoccer.com for tips from the pro.

In his notebook for MLSSoccer.com, Kyle McCarthy checks in with A.J. Soares after his ankle surgery and provides injury updates on Rajko Lekic and Sainey Nyassi.

Also for MLSsoccer.com, McCarthy follows up with Kenny Mansally after his stint with the Gambian national team.