Real Salt Lake News Stand: August 19

#RSL Tweets of the Day (@RealSaltLake)

 Aaron Falk ‏@aaronfalk

Some thoughts from #RSL captain on his yellow card and missing the Portland game. …

 Real Salt Lake ‏@RealSaltLake

#RSL not "as sharp as we wanted to be" in 2:4 loss at LA, writes @TylerHGray for @MLS ... …

 Aaron Falk ‏@aaronfalk

#RSL coach Jason Kreis on the loss to L.A. : "I don’t really feel like everyone gave their best." …

 Michael Saad ‏@RoleModel83

Some particularly enticing weekday @MLS games this round... RSL at Portland 11:00pm Wed on Direct Kick, SKC at Chicago 8:30pm Fri on @NBCSN.

 Denzel Eslinger ‏@f4denz

Well despite losing to the Galaxy, #RSL will keep the top overall spot in #MLS as #SKC loses and #NYRB draw.


Multimedia HIGHLIGHTS: SJ Earthquakes vs. Sporting KC MLS Goal Timeline (August 17-18): Watch all the goals from this weekend's action


Real Salt Lake News & Notes

The Salt Lake Tribune: Beckerman suspended for Portland game

The Salt Lake Tribune: Coach says RSL didn’t give its best vs. L.A. After earning DP tag, LA Galaxy's Omar Gonzalez answers Real Salt Lake smack talk with long-awaited goal


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Real Nation: Hangout: I Left My Heart in LA

RSL Soapbox: Player Ratings: Real Salt Lake 2-4 LA Galaxy


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ESPN FC: Wondolowski helps Quakes flatten KC

Pro Soccer Talk: Strugglers to verge of MLS playoffs: Portland, Colorado, Philadelphia

Pro Soccer Talk: MLS Weekend in Review – Round 25

Pro Soccer Talk: On-loan Sounders’ striker Fredy Montero nets hat-trick in Sporting Lisbon debut Monday MLS Breakdown: What does Omar Gonzalez’s Designated Player deal mean for MLS?