RSL News Stand - Wednesday, April 20, 2011

So just how big is tonight’s CCL Final first leg at Monterrey for Real Salt Lake? Well, we’ll just let the 70+ links below from writers across North America tell you … we expect a full written report summing up all the massive coverage by tonight’s 8:00 p.m. MT kickoff!


RSL News Stand “A/V Club”

(VIDEO) CCL 360 – The Finals; Chapter 1  NeuLion   YouTube

(VIDEO) CCL 360 – The Finals; Chapter 2  NeuLion   YouTube

(VIDEO) #MLS4RSL – MLS supports Real Salt Lake    NeuLion   YouTube


(AUDIO) Robbie Russell interview with Bill Riley

(AUDIO) Will Johnson interview with Bill Riley

(AUDIO) Arturo Alvarez interview with Bill Riley

(AUDIO) Nat Borchers on the “Bill & Spence” Show

(AUDIO) Ned Grabavoy interview with Bill Riley

(AUDIO) Kyle Beckerman interview with Bill Riley

(AUDIO) Jason Kreis interview with Bill Riley


(PHOTO GALLERY) Training in Monterrey – Monday, April 18

(PHOTO GALLERY) “RSL ‘Soccer Horseshoes’ Practice Invitational” – Monday, April 18

 (PHOTO GALLERY) Training in Monterrey – Tuesday, April 19

(PHOTO GALLERY) The Original Winger: Training at Colegio Irlandes – Through a Camera Lens

 (PHOTO GALLERY) The Original Winger: Monday training session in Monterrey – Through a Camera Lens

(PHOTO GALLERY) The Original Winger: Estadio Tecnologico – Through a Camera Lens

(PHOTO GALLERY) Monterrey practice update & pics (April 18)

 (PHOTO GALLERY) Keepin’ it Real: RSL visits Estadio Tecnologico


Utah Media Coverage

The Salt Lake Tribune: On the verge of global achievement, RSL is the toast of MLS

The Salt Lake Tribune: With chance to compete for the world title, RSL exudes quiet confidence

The Salt Lake Tribune: Monson: Read this; it’s the best Utah sports story going

The Salt Lake Tribune (RSL blog): Road isn’t getting any easier for RSL in Champions League finals

Deseret News: Real opportunity: RSL could make history with a win tonight

Deseret News: Real Salt Lake runs through drills at the ‘Tec’

Deseret News: Real Salt Lake to face Mexican powerhouse for CCL title

Deseret News: Real Salt Lake Gameday

Deseret News: Jason Kreis deserves plenty of credit for RSL’s success

Deseret News (RSL blog): RSL has come a long way from dark days of 2005 RSL has become America’s team  CONCACAF Championship: Real Salt Lake carries banner for MLS, U.S. Soccer

Daily Utah Chronicle: The perfect time to get hooked on RSL Coverage

Experience, mentality key for RSL breakthrough

Kreis backpedals, says RSL are playing for victory

Kreis: One-goal loss would still be good for RSL

Kreis: Monterrey, RSL have similar playing styles

Estadio Tecnologico makes an impression on RSL

Checketts: RSL not satisfied unless we advance

Saborio: Monterrey a collection of stars, RSL a team

Scorching heat an obstacle to RSL’s CCL quest

Weary Monterrey ready to gut out win vs. RSL

Monterrey a team ripe for the taking?

RSL teleconference call transcript – April 18


North American Media Coverage McCarthy’s Musings: Exercise in pragmatism awaits Real Salt Lake in Mexico tonight Head-to-Head Preview: Monterrey vs Real Salt Lake Just another milestone for Jason Kreis

Soccer America: Monterrey matches RSL’s strengths

The Sporting News: With victory, Salt Lake to carry MLS to World Cup stage

USA Today: Real Salt Lake makes statement for U.S. soccer in CONCACAF

Yahoo! Sports: Opportunity awaits RSL in Champions final

ESPN Soccernet: RSL’s final hurdle to CCL glory

The Washington Post: Poll: Real Salt Lake vs. Monterrey in CONCACAF Champions League finals

The Globe and Mail (Canada): Real Salt Lake eye club World Cup

The Globe and Mail (Canada): TFC, Whitecaps cheer on Real Salt Lake

New York Times (“Goal” blog): Real Salt Lake on a mission to Japan Giase: MLS aims to end Champions League title drought


Internet/Blogosphere Coverage

SB Nation: Monterrey vs. Real Salt Lake: History is waiting

RSL Soapbox: Real Salt Lake vs. Monterrey – Match day thread

RSL Soapbox: CCL Final - RSL v. Monterrey – The Defenders

RSL Soapbox: CCL Final - RSL v. Monterrey – The ‘Keepers

RSL: Soapbox: Major League Soccer shows their support for Real Salt Lake via #MLS4RSL

RSL Front: At this point, they can only stop themselves

Bleacher Report: Real Salt Lake ready to make U.S. Soccer history in CONCACAF Final Most important series in MLS history?

MLS Talk: Real Salt Lake will attack in Mexico leg of CONCACAF Champions League Final


MLS “Power Polls” (Week 5) / Misc. RSL News Dallas Cup Day 2 … Talking Tactics: Polishing diamonds in Salt Lake and New York MLS Power Rankings: MLS Week 5

The Sporting News: MLS Power Poll: Galaxy move up to No. 2, but not in Real Salt Lake’s universe

Deseret News: Week 5 MLS power rankings

SB Nation: MLS Power Rankings, Week 5 … (National): MLS Power Rankings: Week 5 MLS Power Rankings  (Week 5)