Real Salt Lake News Stand: Oct. 22

#RSL Tweets of the Day (@RealSaltLake)

Real Salt Lake ‏@RealSaltLake

#RSL Nation, be prepared: likely Western Conf Final legs *IF we get there* are on Nov. 10 & 24 - both SUNDAYS

RSL Soapbox ‏@rslsoapbox

Player Ratings: Rimando injects top quality into 0-0 draw against Portland for #RSL 

 Sam Stejskal ‏@samstejskal

Won't be posted to  until tomorrow, but here's a sneak peek of the #RSL #PlayoffFlowchart

Prost Amerika ‏@ProstSoccer

Nick Garner: RSL and Timbers. Two Hearts Beating as One? | Prost Amerika … #rctid #RSL #MLS

John Coon ‏@johncoonsports

#RSL gets Supporters' Shield with win on Wed., tie or loss for SKC vs Philly, loss for NY vs Chicago and loss or tie for Portland vs Chivas.



ESPN 700: Nat Borchers on “The Bill and Hans Show” Vote now for AT&T MLS Goal of the Week: Week 34 Video: The Hex - USMNT breaks Panamanian hearts, gives Mexico final World Cup lifeline

ProSoccerTalk: Top Save in MLS of Round 34? Some great choices (video)


Real Salt Lake News & Notes By the Numbers: RSL 0-0 Portland Timbers Real Salt Lake get a taste of the postseason in Portland: "It was a playoff-type game for sure"

Prost Amerika: RSL and Timbers. Two Hearts Beating as One?


For the Fans, by the Fans

RSL Soapbox: Player Ratings: RSL 0-0 Portland Timbers

Real Nation: Hangout: From Portland to Chivas

From the Upper Deck: Crunching the Numbers - Portland


MLS, Other News & Notes MLS Cup Playoffs, Supporters' Shield scenarios heading into final week of 2013 regular season Portland Timbers defense picking it up just in time for playoffs: "That's really going to help us" Sporting Kansas City players "put a lot of time and effort into" crucial CCL, league matches this week LA Galaxy's Landon Donovan says ankle "not good," but no time for full rest to heal Gabriel Torres becomes first Colorado Rapids player win MLS Player of the Week award in 2013 Report: MLS will move "very quickly" on expansion process should final Orlando City vote pass New York Red Bulls once again show impressive depth in shutout victory over Houston Dynamo Houston Dynamo forced to rely on others with playoff berth in balance: "We still have a fighting chance" Who’s in and who’s out? How things stand heading into final week of MLS season

ProSoccerTalk: Why MLS teams are so desperate to avoid fourth- and fifth-place (with league playoff dates)

ProSoccerTalk: Weekly MLS rankings

ProSoccerTalk: The MLS coaching carousel is about to get cray-cray-crazy! The MLS Wrap: Red Bulls on verge of exorcising demons of disappointing past

ESPN FC: Sounders falling flat as playoffs near

ESPN FC: 2013 MLS Power Rankings – Week 34