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NEWSSTAND - June 8, 2011 examines the Revolution’s offensive struggles by looking at time of possession in recent matches and asserts that the key to turning improvement lies in the ability to control the ball more regularly.

Stoehrst at The Bent Musket takes an interesting in-depth look at Rajko Lekic’s stint with the Revs thus far, breaking down the numbers and searching for a way to find his scoring touch more often.

Andrew from The Boston Ultras looks at potential landing spots for Nuno Gomes, who recently left his Portuguese club Benfica and is rumored to be looking at MLS to continue his career.

Tony Biscaia of gives a breakdown of New England’s previous two games against the Galaxy and FC Dallas, comparing their play to that of the US men’s national team during their match against Spain at Gillette Stadium last Saturday. He also includes a transcript of a lengthy interview with Rajko Lekic.

Soccer Soap Box takes a look at the advantages of each MLS team constructing their own soccer-specific facility, citing the importance these stadiums have in trying to further the growth of the sport and increase the quality of the on-field product in MLS.

Benny Feilhaber has officially been replaced by former Boston College stand-out Alejandro Bedoya on the United States’ Gold Cup squad. Read about it on and