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) MLSsoccer.com: CCL 360 – The Finals; Chapter 1  NeuLion   YouTube

(VIDEO) MLSsoccer.com: CCL 360 – The Finals; Chapter 2  NeuLion   YouTube

(VIDEO) MLSsoccer.com: #MLS4RSL – MLS supports Real Salt Lake    NeuLion   YouTube

 

(AUDIO) ESPN700Sports.com: Robbie Russell interview with Bill Riley

(AUDIO) ESPN700Sports.com: Will Johnson interview with Bill Riley

(AUDIO) ESPN700Sports.com: Arturo Alvarez interview with Bill Riley

(AUDIO) ESPN700Sports.com: Nat Borchers on the “Bill & Spence” Show

(AUDIO) ESPN700Sports.com: Ned Grabavoy interview with Bill Riley

(AUDIO) ESPN700Sports.com: Kyle Beckerman interview with Bill Riley

(AUDIO) ESPN700Sports.com: Jason Kreis interview with Bill Riley

 

(PHOTO GALLERY) RealSaltLake.com: Training in Monterrey – Monday, April 18

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

 (PHOTO GALLERY) RealSaltLake.com: 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

ABC4.com: RSL has become America’s team

KSL.com:  CONCACAF Championship: Real Salt Lake carries banner for MLS, U.S. Soccer

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

 

MLSsoccer.com 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

Goal.com: McCarthy’s Musings: Exercise in pragmatism awaits Real Salt Lake in Mexico tonight

Goal.com: Head-to-Head Preview: Monterrey vs Real Salt Lake

Goal.com: 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

NJ.com: 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

ProstAmerika.com: 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

MLSsoccer.com: Dallas Cup Day 2 …

MLssoccer.com: Talking Tactics: Polishing diamonds in Salt Lake and New York

Goal.com 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 …

Examiner.com (National): MLS Power Rankings: Week 5

OregonLive.com: MLS Power Rankings  (Week 5)