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NEWSSTAND – March 9, 2011

The start of the MLS season is just days away, and buzz is no doubt starting to build. To get your fill of previews, predictions and prognostications, check out these pieces on The Shin Guardian, SB Nation and National Soccer Examiner.

For player-specific news, read up on Zack Schilawski’s plans to “raise the bar individually” at and get an idea of what Steve Nicol might have planned for new signings Didier Domi and Ousmane Dabo at Soccer America.

As the Revs prepare for their final preseason match against the Houston Dynamo, Football Boston reminds you to get your game face, regardless of where you’re watching.

The Bent Musket looks at Nicol’s job as head coach and wonders what kind of added pressure he may face in 2011.

In youth news, New England Soccer Today checks in with U18 Fabio Machado, Jr., who is now in his third season with the Revs, and The Bent Musket offers up an interview from its archives with former Director of Youth Development Karl Edmonds. also has a wrap-up of last weekend’s U.S. Soccer Development Academy action.

Lastly, in his column for, Kyle McCarthy analyzes Sporting Kansas City’s decision to partner with LIVESTRONG to raise money for its fight against cancer.