RSL News Stand: Thursday, October 27, 2011

The 2011 MLS Cup Playoffs started last night, and the RSL News Stand has all the headlines from the league’s first step towards MLS Cup in LA as well as all the Claret-and-Cobalt news you need to get ready for Saturday’s opener vs. Seattle …


News Stand “A/V” Club

(AUDIO) GM Garth Lagerwey on the “Bill & Spence” show – Wednesday, October 26

(VIDEO) RSL Playoff Pumpkins

(VIDEO) Match Highlights – DAL 0 : 1 NYRB


RSL/MLS News and Headlines

The Salt Lake Tribune: MLS playoffs: Kyle Beckerman’s return lifts Real Salt Lake’s spirits

The Salt Lake Tribune (RSL Blog): Russell pleased Beckerman back for Real Salt Lake playoff run

Deseret News: RSL, Seattle have forged healthy rivalry

The Daily Utah Chronicle: MLS playoffs could cater to underdog Beckerman’s play “infinitely important” to RSL’s success RSL Notebook: Kreis feeling “aggrieved” for Seattle Kick Off: NY vs. LA playoff trash-talking already underway Jason Kreis prepares Real Salt Lake, winless in six, for heavyweight tie against Seattle Sounders FC

The Seattle Times: Give Sounders FC advantage entering Game 1

The Seattle Times (Sounders FC Blog): RSL’s Jason Kreis on playoff structure, underdogs and more

Soccer By Ives: MLS playoff system continues to come under spotlight as postseason unfolds

Prost Amerika Soccer: Kreis: The group is led by an emotional coach, sometimes too emotional

Prost Amerika Soccer: Kreis: I feel sorry for Seattle playing us

RSL Soapbox: So what do the Las Vegas odds makers think about the Major League Soccer Playoffs?

Real Soccer Nation: A Game with Garth

Torn By Sports: RSL Playoff Prediction

Torn By Sports: Playoff Preview: Real Salt Lake v Seattle Sounders FC


2011 MLS Cup Playoffs – FC Dallas 0 : 2 Red Bulls

Associated Press (Deseret News): MLS playoffs: Red Bulls advance, will face L.A. Recap: RBNY punish FCD’s sloppy finishing in 2-0 win FC Dallas 0-2 New York: Red Bulls advance

Soccer America Daily: Red Bulls down dull Dallas in first wild-card game

ESPN SoccerNet: Red Bulls’ cynical play pays off against FC Dallas FC Dallas Vs. New York Red Bulls, 2011 MLS Cup Playoffs: Red Bulls Knock Out Dallas With 2-0 Win

The MLS Reserves: FC Dallas falls to the New York Red Bulls in ‘Wild’ Card Matchup