Real Salt Lake News Stand: June 8

#RSL Tweets of the Day (@RealSaltLake)

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PDX breaks 11-game winless streak v RSL w/ 3-1, 11v10 win at #RioT#RSL falls to 6-2-7 (25 pts, West #2) entering #WorldCup2014 break

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#RSL fans : no such thing as an “@MLS World Cup break” … team at ATL next Sat in #USOC2014, would play June 24 w/ win, then June 28 at CHV

Chris Kamrani @chriskamrani

Stellar gamer from @matthew_piper as #RSL enters the World Cup break on the heels of a 3-1 home loss to Portland. …

Jane Sexton @Janer778

@RealSaltLake suffers second loss of 2014 against @TimbersFC at home. Recap: …

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Thanks to the 20,480 at #RioT tonight, 5th #RSL sellout of 7-game home season, & 34th in venue history #BELIEVE

Jason Davis @davisjsn

Quick, name a better under-the-radar signing for 2014 than Luke Mulholland. Not sure there are many.


Multimedia RSL vs Portland Timbers - Match Preview

KUTV: Timbers Defeat Real Salt Lake 3-1 HIGHLIGHTS: US national team win over Nigeria in World Cup warm-up in Jacksonville


Real Salt Lake News & Notes Recap: RSL 1-3 Portland Timbers Winless streak up to 4 games, Real Salt Lake "have to work on things" Quote Sheet: RSL 1-3 Portland Timbers Real Salt Lake 1, Portland Timbers 3 | MLS Match Recap

The Salt Lake Tribune: Real Salt Lake, shorthanded, falls 3-1 at home to Portland

The Salt Lake Tribune: RSL notes: Plata’s back, and so is the diamond

Deseret News: Mistakes cost Real Salt Lake in rare loss to Portland Timbers Chop RSL Down at Rio Tinto Stadium World Cup: In USMNT's new "Chrismas tree" formation, Kyle Beckerman plays starring role


For the Fans, By the Fans

RSL Soapbox: RSL loses to Portland in a fiery affair


MLS, Other News & Notes LA Galaxy's Bruce Arena: Of course we expect to win the SuperClasico, as do Chivas USA Chicago Fire 2, Seattle Sounders 3 | MLS Match Recap Eye of the storm: Obafemi Martins the headliner, in multiple ways, for Seattle Sounders in win Chicago Fire unhappy with themselves, officiating in home loss to Seattle Sounders FC Dallas 3, Colorado Rapids 2 | MLS Match Recap Fabian Castillo's brilliance for FC Dallas motivated by more than winning: He's going to be a father Colorado Rapids lament missed opportunities in loss to Dallas: "The game of soccer doesn’t owe you anything" Philadelphia Union 3, Vancouver Whitecaps 3 | MLS Match Recap Despite road point, Vancouver Whitecaps "need to tighten up defensively," coach says Philadelphia Union head into break anxious to "turn it up a notch" in second half Toronto FC 1, San Jose Earthquakes 0 | MLS Match Recap Last-minute loss of Yannick Djalo proved costly for San Jose as offense struggled in Toronto Toronto FC coach Ryan Nelsen cautions not to get 'too far ahead of ourselves' despite positive run D.C. United 0, Columbus Crew 0 | MLS Match Recap D.C. United struggle with unfamiliar playing surface at FedEx Field in scoreless Columbus Crew draw USA 2, Nigeria 1 | International Friendly Match Recap Three Things: USMNT commit to the diamond and it finally starts to shine | Armchair Analyst USMNT Player Ratings: Here's why Jurgen Klinsmann deserves the highest rating in the win vs. Nigeria World Cup: US national team goalkeeper Tim Howard celebrated for reaching 100 caps World Cup: After getting off the mark, USMNT's Jozy Altidore says he's not bothered by pressure World Cup: USMNT's preparations done with win over Nigeria, now look to "peak at the right moment"

American Soccer Now: Michael Bradley on Win: "The Fun Starts Now"

Fox Soccer: Five points after USMNT's encouraging send-off victory over Nigeria Next Stop, Brazil: Three Thoughts on the USA's 2-1 win over Nigeria

Pro Soccer Talk: Defining and explaining the successful – and new – US formation against Nigeria