We’re covering a little bit of everything in today’s edition of the RSL News Stand, with MLS Week 3 previews, some Claret-and-Cobalt tinged notes from the Deseret News and ESPN.com and looks at the start of the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament among the highlights …
Great piece from
@timtheredmenace on what it means to be in a MLS supporter's group: http://www.firsttouchonline.com/2012/03/the-view-from-101-103/ Do read this. It's worth it.
#RSL staffers Salvador Perez, Aurora Lopez & Karen Medina for tonight's honor at the Latin American C of C awards!
RSL Quick Kicks
- With the cancellation of today’s training session, Real Salt Lake will finalize preparations for its weekend clash with Chivas USA on Friday morning with an 11:00 a.m. MT practice at Rio Tinto Stadium (open to the media and public in its entirety). Media are requested to arrive by 11:40 a.m. to ensure access to all players for interviews as they exit the field. In addition, Chivas USA will also train tomorrow at Rio Tinto Stadium at 5:00 p.m., with the session also open to members of the media and public for the duration.
- Also happening tomorrow at Rio Tinto Stadium is the bigger and better version of the “Friday Friendly” event at the RSL Team Store between 4:00-7:00 p.m. Get ready for Saturday’s gameday with a bevy of activities, including a live remote of ESPN700’s “Bill Riley Show” (2:00-6:00 p.m.); an expanded menu of treats from Levy Restaurants (including brats, nachos and Budweiser refreshments); music by DJ Sayo; the RSL bounce house and “Kick It” inflatables; the “Royal Army” information/recruitment table; a 16-person XBOX FIFA 2012 tournament (sign-up starts at noon); the chance to “juggle for dollars” (up to $10 in RSL Team Store discounts) and giveaways from the RSL Team Store, Park City adidas Outlet Store, Subway, Wincraft and Levy Restaurants! For more information on tomorrow’s expanded Friday Friendly, dial up the Team Store Hotline at 801-727-2888.
- With Saturday’s game marking the first of four RSL redemption dates for Seven Peaks’ “Pass of all Passes” holders, Claret-and-Cobalt fans are advised to purchase their tickets before redemptions begin Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. Fans can purchase their seats in advance of gameday online via the Zions Bank Ticket Outlet on RealSaltLake.com, over the phone by calling 801-727-2700 or in person at the Rio Tinto Stadium Box Office Thursday & Friday from 10:00-6:00 p.m.
- With weather like the Wasatch Front will see in over the next few days, it’s no surprise that Real Salt Lake expects a capacity crowd for the contest against Chivas USA! The forecast for Saturday night’s 7:00 p.m. kickoff at Rio Tinto Stadium calls for partly cloudy skies and 62 degrees.
RSL News Stand “A/V Club”
(AUDIO) ESPN700Sports.com: GM Garth Lagerwey on the “Bill Riley Show” – Wednesday, March 21
(AUDIO) Real Soccer Nation: Podcast: 2 Down, Goats to Go
(VIDEO) RSL Front: #RSL coach Jason Kreis reacts to win v #NYRB
(VIDEO) MLSsoccer.com: “Between the Lines” – RSL’s Left Channel
(VIDEO) MLSsoccer.com: The Daily – Thursday, March 22
(AUDIO) Torn by Sports: BYU in the Tourney, REAL Salt Lake, Raja Bell drama & much more
RSL News and Notes
The Salt Lake Tribune: Latin American Chamber to honor area businesses
The Salt Lake Tribune: High-flying RSL will take on cellar-dwelling Chivas
OK Español: Real continúa su gran inicio de temporada
Soccer America: Different paths to stardom (Sebastian's Story)
Under the Crossbar: Fabian Espindola Striker and Samurai
ESPN.com: MLS Notes: Estrada thriving
MLSsoccer.com: MLS' next Messi moment coming in Salt Lake
MLSsoccer.com: Climbing the Ladder: Shutout streaks to open the season
MLSsoccer.com: Tough decisions for Kreis as RSL veterans return
MLS/US Soccer News & Notes
ESPNLA.com: CHIVAS USA: Angel still has symptoms
The Goat Parade: Poll: What Style Should Chivas USA Play Saturday?
Soccer By Ives: SBI MLS Power Rankings: Week 2
Bleacher Report: MLS Weekend Preview: 6 Players to Watch and Why
Prost Amerika: MLS Fans to Show Racism the Red Card
Yahoo! Sports: MLS Schedule for March 23-25
Total-MLS: Déjà Vu for Chivas USA
US Soccer & International News & Notes
MLSsoccer.com: Olympic Qualifying: USA, Mex. favored for London berths
Washington Post: U.S. soccer begins Olympic quest with CONCACAF qualifying tournament
World Soccer Daily: 10 stories you need to read, 22nd March, 2012
Latino Fox News: CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Preview
Pro Soccer Talk: ProSoccerTalk daily soccer re-set – Thursday, March 22
Pro Soccer Talk: #USMNT manager Jurgen Klinsmann at his chit-chatty best
The Sporting News: Fabrice Muamba's heart stopped beating for 78 minutes