Real Salt Lake News Stand: Dec. 5

#RSL Tweets of the Day (@RealSaltLake)

RSL Nation ‏@TheRSLnation

2 days until kickoff. #MLSCup #OurCup @RealSaltLake #RSLnation let's send our boys off in style today.

Nick Rimando ‏@NickRimando

Preparing for KC. #RSLvKC #MLSCup2013

Bill Riley ‏@espn700bill

Full coverage of #RSL and #MLSCUP from KC with me, @OriginalWinger over the next 3 days on @ESPN700 and @RSL4Utah #Believe

Steve Davis ‏@SteveDavis90

Looking back at @RealSaltLake's top moment in life ... the 2009 MLS Cup triumph: … via @ProSoccerTalk

Chris Kamrani ‏@chriskamrani

Here's my post on a 38-minute sit-down with @RealSaltLake owner Dell Loy Hansen today. Worth checking out.


Multimedia Is Sporting KC the MLS Cup favorite over Real Salt Lake? | Playoff Central The Road to the 2013 MLS Cup Final

ESPN 700: Jason Kreis on The Bill & Hans Show

ABC 4: RSL braces for the cold in Kansas City

American Soccer Now: Can SKC See Through RSL's Stout Defense?


Real Salt Lake News & Notes Real Salt Lake to hold fan send-off on Thursday RSL players shrug off absences in MLS postseason awards Real Salt Lake battling the elements at home and in Kansas City Rimando, Stephenson in familiar territory with KC in MLS Cup Recapping RSL Owner Dell Loy Hansen's sit down with The Salt Lake Tribune RSL Rewind: RSL 1-2 Sporting KC Real Salt Lake say "dynamic, creative" MLS Cup foes Sporting KC aren't so different from them MLS Cup: Which team's bench is set to make an impact? Sporting KC vs. Real Salt Lake Will Sporting KC's high press system hand them an advantage over Real Salt Lake in MLS Cup? Central Winger: Contrasting approaches to possession set to clash in MLS Cup Jeff Bradley: Head referee Chico Grajeda is the man in the middle for MLS Cup

The Salt Lake Tribune: A sit-down with RSL owner Dell Loy Hansen

The Salt Lake Tribune: Bench spots undecided for Saturday’s final

The Salt Lake Tribune: Sporting KC transformed under Vermes

The Salt Lake Tribune: Trib Talk: Kragthorpe, Kamrani break down RSL-SKC

The Salt Lake Tribune: MLS Cup final tickets are the most sought-after ... ever

Deseret News: Rebuilding the roster laid foundation for RSL's playoff run Real Salt Lake's upcoming match is hottest ticket in MLS history MLS Cup: How Sporting KC and RSL built two of the league's best rosters

Pro Soccer talk: Real Salt Lake’s 2013: The not-so-rebuilding year that could end in an MLS title

Pro Soccer Talk: Looking back at Real Salt Lake’s top moment, the 2009 MLS Cup triumph:


For the Fans, By the Fans

RSL Soapbox: Chris Schuler's return could be difference between MLS Cup, playoff exit

RSL Soapbox: MLS Cup 2013 Stats Breakdown: RSL away, SKC home difficult to separate

From the Upper Deck: End of Year Review- The Defense

Real Nation: Hangout: Preparing for MLS Cup


MLS, Other News & Notes The Kick Off: Real Salt Lake owner says offer on the table for Jason Kreis Chicago Fire forward Mike Magee voted 2013 Volkswagen MLS Most Valuable Player Colorado Rapids bid farewell to former Colombian int'l, 2012 leading scorer Jaime Castrillon Injuries, international duty cited as big reasons Houston Dynamo fell short of their goals in 2013 Houston Dynamo decline options on Andrew Driver, Cam Weaver and Michael Chabala After returning from injury, Sporting KC midfielder Paulo Nagamura brought back missing element Report: Alliance between Portland Timbers and USL PRO's Sacramento Republic FC a done deal Philadelphia Union's Conor Casey on comeback year: "Being healthy all year was awesome" Portland Timbers' Diego Valeri says winning Newcomer of the Year award the most important accomplishment of career Sporting Kansas City hero Matt Besler's breakout blur, and why he's staying in MLS Portland Timbers' Donovan Ricketts wins second Allstate Goalkeeper of the Year honor American Exports: Jozy Altidore opens EPL account for Sunderland in Chelsea clash

ESPN FC: Is it time to change the MLS playoff format? Setting the scene in Brazil before the World Cup draw Media sampling around the world suggests foreign powers hope to avoid USA Jozy Altidore connects for first Premier League goal with Sunderland

Pro Soccer Talk: The Benny Feilhaber Conundrum: Has Peter Vermes finally solved the puzzle?

Pro Soccer Talk: USA fear toughest ever World Cup draw but relish chance to make history