Real Salt Lake News Stand: Feb. 27

#RSL Tweets of the Day (@RealSaltLake)

Luis Gil Luis Gil ‏@luisitogil21

Hasn't sunk in yet. But damn we did it!! #TURKEY #WorldCup #USA

Real Salt Lake Real Salt Lake ‏@RealSaltLake

#RSL man @luisitogil21 back in Utah today, prep for SJ #MarchToSoccer ... 

Kyle McCarthy Kyle McCarthy ‏@kylejmccarthy

RSL midfielder Luis Gil on what he'll take from this tournament: "Confidence."

Major League Soccer Major League Soccer ‏@MLS

MLS announces Direct Kick satellite and cable TV package for 2013:  #MarchToSoccer

Liviu Bird Liviu Bird ‏@liviubird

Former No. 1 draft pick by RSL at age 16, Nik Besagno, is now the head coach of Washington Crossfire's PDL team: .



ESPN 700: Garth Lagerwey on “The Bill and Hans Show” 2013 Season Roundtable: Budweiser Golden Boot


Real Salt Lake News & Notes Gil scores as US qualifies for U-20 World Cup Dunseth: RSL “the deepest team” in MLS

Sporting News: Seattle, San Jose primed to challenge Beckham-less L.A.

The Salt Lake Tribune: Luis Gil returning to RSL after U-20 win

The Salt Lake Tribune: Former RSL midfielder Will Johnson named Portland captain

Deseret News: RSL season preview: Breaking down the forwards

Pro Soccer Talk: Major League Soccer team previews: Real Salt Lake U-20s: USA 4, Canada 2: Yanks earn World Cup berth U-20s: For US stars Gil, Villarreal team ethic trumps all on path to World Cup


For the Fans, By the Fans

RSL Soapbox: Season Preview: Squad retooling sees RSL with opportunities

RSL Soapbox: Luis Gil heading back to SLC as US U-20s qualify for 2013 World Cup

Real Nation: Gil, Villarreal lead U-20s to World Cup

RSL Perspective: For Real Salt Lake it’s time for the MLS regular season


MLS, Other News & Notes MLS commissioner Don Garber hits YouTube for March to Soccer address Central Winger: Sifting through Opta data to sequence the soccer genome Sounders say they’re closing in on transfer of Obafemi Martins Will Johnson poised for leadership role, could take Timbers’ armband this week Dynamo’s Cummings still shelved after offseason knee surgery Secret to success for Dynamo’s Bruin? Keeping a short memory Ruiz eager to teach United’s youngsters the tricks of his trade Colorado Rapids starting GK Matt Pickens could miss opener MLS preseason player survey, Part I MLS preseason player survey, Part II

Sporting News: MLS 2013 West Preview: Seattle, SJ primed to challenge Beckham-less LA

Sporting News: MLS 2013 East Preview: Dynamo, doing it their way, still the class of the East

Fox Soccer: USA books ticket to U-20 World Cup

Pro Soccer Talk: Stuart Holden plays first league match in almost two years

Soccer By Ives: Fire add Amarikwa in swamp with Toronto