Real Salt Lake News Stand: Oct. 2

#RSL Tweets of the Day (@RealSaltLake)

Carlos Salcedo@csalcedojr

I just want to thanks to all our fans that went to RTS!! Everything happens for a reason & we just gotta be more together for what's next.

Nick Rimando@NickRimando

Congrats 2 Ben Olsen & @dcunited on their Open Cup Win. Gutted but thx 2 the fans that made it out & stick with us no matter what.

SeBasTian VeLasQueZ@TiaN_Futbol

I Dont Have Words To Express How Bad I Feel About The Game But I Still Want To Thank Everyone For Coming And Supporting Us!

Tyler G. Page@tpageMLS

No question of commitment from @realsaltlake... guys gave their all, and they are devastated by result.


What a heartbreaker! We learn, regroup & focus on 2 more trophies. Thanks for the magical #USOC100 ride & see you Sat #RSL. @RealSaltLake


Multimedia Highlights: RSL 0-1 DC United RSL vs D.C. United | USOC Final, Postgame Press Conference with Jason Kreis RSL vs D.C. United | USOC Final, Postgame Reactions: Carlos Salcedo RSL vs D.C. United | USOC Final, Postgame Reactions: Ned Grabavoy RSL vs D.C. United | USOC Final, Postgame Reactions: Nat Borchers March to the Match: One-Hit Wonders?


Real Salt Lake News & Notes Open Cup Recap: RSL 0-1 D.C. United RSL in disbelief after losing Open Cup Final Real Salt Lake 0, DC United 1 | US Open Cup Final Recap US Open Cup: Real Salt Lake baffled as to how their cold spell undid them at worst possible moment US Open Cup: In the game for defense, DC United's Lewis Neal provides yet another big goal US Open Cup: In season "terrible from top to bottom," DC United see their Cup focus rewarded US Open Cup: From kid fan grown up into title-winner, DC United's Bill Hamid basks in unlikely trophy Kick Off: Real Salt Lake left to rue missed chances in US Open Cup final Armchair Analyst: Three things we learned from rope-a-doping the US Open Cup final

The Salt Lake Tribune: Real Salt Lake offense, again, burdened with bad luck in final

The Salt Lake Tribune: Monson: RSL chokes away a title and a trophy

Deseret News: D.C. United stuns Real Salt Lake in U.S. Open Cup final

Deseret News: Brad Rock: Open Cup might not be RSL's only loss

Deseret News: Real Salt Lake report card: RSL can't break through in U.S. Open Cup final vs. D.C. United RSL walks away from Open Cup pursuit empty handed with 1-0 loss to D.C. United

The Washington Post: D.C. United 1, Real Salt Lake 0: United captures U.S. Open Cup Three thoughts on D.C. United’s surprising win in the U.S. Open Cup final

American Soccer Now: D.C. United Beats RSL, 1-0, To Claim U.S. Open Cup

Pro Soccer Talk: U.S. Open Cup reaction: D.C. United revel in victory, Real Salt Lake wallow in defeat – Video

Pro Soccer Talk: D.C. United stuns Real Salt Lake in 2013 U.S. Open Cup final

ESPN FC: U.S. Open Cup: D.C. United score historic upset over RSL

Soccer by Ives: D.C. United shock RSL to win centennial U.S. Open Cup title

U.S. Soccer Players: DC United Win the 2013 US Open Cup


For the Fans, By the Fans

RSL Soapbox: RSL cedes US Open Cup to DC United in heartbreaking fashion

RSL Soapbox: Player Ratings: Lackluster showings in all areas send RSL to USOC loss

Real Nation: 1-0 Haunts RSL Again at Home

Keepin’ it Real: DC United Wins US Open Cup


MLS, Other News & Notes Jurgen Klinsmann: Seattle Sounders' Clint Dempsey probable for weekend, upcoming USMNT qualifiers Columbus Crew credit recent run, offensive outburst to playing at "game speed in training" Bradley Wright-Phillips "definitely out this weekend" for New York Red Bulls, could be longer Vancouver Whitecaps insist consistency, not character needs to improve in playoff push Maximiliano Urruti fits right into Portland Timbers' pressing system, and not just for the goals Chicago Fire's Mike Magee adjusting to being marked man in breakout year: "That's how it's going to be" DC United's Dwayne De Rosario named MLS WORKS Humanitarian of the Month for October Tough choice approaching Colorado Rapids defender Shane O'Neill: Ireland or US?

Pro Soccer Talk: How special is a 20-goal season in Major League Soccer? We’re looking at you, Marco Di Vaio

Pro Soccer Talk: Michael Bradley, Anthony Brooks out, but Clint Dempsey probably in for Thursday’s U.S. roster announcement

Soccer by Ives: Bradley ruled out, but Klinsmann still planning on bringing strong squad for upcoming qualifiers

Soccer by Ives: Hard work is paying off for FC Dallas youngster Acosta

Soccer by Ives: Former U.S. U-20 defender O’Neill weighing Ireland switch