RSL News Stand - Monday, January 31

Welcome back to the RSL News Stand for this final day of January! While the team’s focus is continually on the Feb. 22nd CCL opener at Columbus, we’re stoked to be on the eve of RSL’s first preseason contest, a 3x45 minute run-in with the brand-spanking new Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Tuesday. But until then, we’ll keep ourselves busy catching up with the latest news & notes from around MLS this weekend, including the official release of the player rules and conference alignments for 2011 and the latest on RSL’s upcoming opponents …

The Salt Lake Tribune’s RSL blog: Paulo Jr. enjoys strong start to RSL preseason camp Veteran Alvarez joins Real Salt Lake camp Crew Notes: Roster starting to take shape MLS unveils roster and player rules for 2011 “Kick Off” – Monday, January 31, 2011 Monday Postgame: Houston moves, Cunningham signs, Zakuani hedges Garber: We’re interested in exploring opportunities with Argentine clubs MLS offseason transactions (as of Jan. 30)

Metro (Vancouver): Caps hope to grow in first outing

The Columbus Dispatch: Crew signs Cunningham to a multi-year contract Monday MLS Breakdown: Revised roster regulations provide additional flexibility

Soccer America: How to redress conference confusion