Headline News: USOC

On MLSsoccer.com, Kyle McCarthy looks at tonight’s Open Cup match at Soldiers Field and the Revolution’s thought process behind the venue selection. According to President Brian Bilello, the sold-out match in the 2,500-seat stadium will be “a nice way for fans to experience a special tournament.”

The 0-0 draw with D.C. kept the Revs’ unbeaten streak alive. Steve Davis of NBC’s ProSoccerTalk points out how Bobby Shuttleworth and his defense have not allowed a goal in 395 minutes. Check out how New England looks compared to the rest of MLS in these updated power rankings.

The men’s national team hit the field in Seattle on Tuesday, defeating Panama in a 2-0 World Cup qualifier win. Franco Panizo is impressed by the growth of the backline and talks about the defensive strategy that is helping push the team closer to Brazil on MLSsoccer.com.