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NEWSSTAND – February 9, 2011

Learning from the 2010 season continues to be a recurring theme in Revolution news. Frank Dell’Apa’s piece for the Boston Globe looks at the subject through the eyes of Matt Reis, while CSN’s article features thoughts from Pat Phelan.

Defenders Kevin Alston and Darrius Barnes are also preparing for an improved 2011 season.’s Kyle McCarthy details Alston’s winter spent in the training room, addressing his nagging hamstring injury for a healthy start to the new year. And as per Gus Martins for ESPN Boston, Barnes has been working on the distribution aspect of his game and is looking forward to getting back at it.

Both New England Soccer Today and American Soccer News look at the Revs’ newest additions – both confirmed and rumored – and how they might factor into the lineup.

Homegrown player Diego Fagundez earned national attention from ABC News and CNN today. The U16 shares his dream to start in MLS and explains what kind of life changes he is making to attain his goals in this ABC News piece. On CNN, Fagundez is named one of the week’s most intriguing people.

McCarthy makes a second appearance in today’s Newsstand, this time addressing David Beckham’s preseason plans in his column on