RSL News Stand: Monday, November 21, 2011

It’s perhaps the busiest MLS news day of the year, but the RSL News Stand still has you covered, bringing you some “one-stop shopping” in your search for links covering last night’s MLS Cup 2011 win by the LA Galaxy, yesterday’s announcement regarding changes to the 2012 regular season and playoff structures and some look ahead to Wednesday’s MLS Expansion Draft …


RSL News Stand “A/V Club”

(AUDIO) KSL NewsRadio: Dave Checketts on “The Doug Wright Show” – Monday, Nov. 21, 2011

(VIDEO) MLS Cup 2011 Highlights – LA 1:0 HOU

(VIDEO) Los Angeles Galaxy receive MLS Cup trophy

(VIDEO) Landon Donovan named MLS Cup MVP

(VIDEO) Postgame interviews with David Beckham & Robbie Keane

(VIDEO) LA Galaxy postgame press conference

(VIDEO) Houston Dynamo postgame press conference

(VIDEO) 2011 Supporters Summit with Commissioner Don Garber

(VIDEO) (YouTube): Don Garber on changes in MLS


RSL/MLS News & Notes

The Salt Lake Tribune: MLS changes playoff format, schedules for 2012

The Salt Lake Tribune (RSL blog): Major League Soccer releases competition format for 2012 Kick Off: Storybook finish has some pondering: Best yet? Montreal moves one step closer to first MLS campaign LA win gives Seattle 2012-13 CCL group stage slot

Associated Press: MLS Commissioner Don Garber praises David Beckham, predicts steady growth in league’s future Galaxy win sets U.S. CCL qualifiers Does big-name Galaxy’s championship signal a new MLS era?

The Sporting News: MLS announces regular season, playoff changes for 2012 MLS is growing up fast

Soccer By Ives: MLS makes major changes to playoff format and scheduling starting in 2012

Los Angeles Times: MLS steadily builds towards its goal of profitability

San Francisco Chronicle (The Beautiful Blog): MLS Cup final set to kick off

San Francisco Chronicle (The Beautiful Blog): Winning is everything – even for thumbs

RSL Soapbox: The who’s and why’s of my expansion list for Real Salt Lake (updated)


MLS Cup 2011 – LA Galaxy   1 : 0  Houston Dynamo MLS Cup Recap: Donovan, LA topple Houston 1-0 for title MLS Cup player ratings: LA Galaxy vs. Houston Dynamo Monday Postgame: Looking back at MLS Cup 2011 Galaxy’s pressure the key to MLS Cup victory Galaxy’s Landon Donovan named MVP of MLS Cup What Donovan does best: Coming through in the clutch Hamstring injury doesn’t slow Beckham in Cup triumph Leiweke: Big night for Galaxy, huge night for MLS LA survive the pressure cooker with home Cup triumph In losing effort, Dynamo full of praise for LA’s Donovan Cameron’s injury the turning point in Dynamo’s Cup loss Kinnear: Dynamo never get a handle on it in loss to LA Dynamo rue Davis’ absence in 1-0 MLS Cup loss to LA

The Sporting News: MLS Cup-winning goal symbolizes Galaxy’s transformation Five things we learned from MLS Cup Galaxy 1-0 Dynamo: LA Wins MLS Cup Monday MLS Breakdown: LA Galaxy relies on its collective strength to lift MLS Cup Los Angeles vs. Houston player ratings Three observations from the LA Galaxy’s MLS Cup victory … The LA Galaxy’s Designated Player experiment finally proves successful

Yahoo! Sports: Galaxy win MLS Cup behind a trio of stars

Yahoo! Sports: Beckham’s future uncertain after winning MLS

Soccer America: Impact players come through for Galaxy

Soccer America: Beckham stays on message, trophy to go surfing?

Soccer America: MLS Cup player ratings Arena and Donovan – the great redeemers

Soccer By Ives: DP trio carries Galaxy to third MLS Cup

Soccer By Ives: Donovan returns to form with MVP performance

Soccer By Ives: Galaxy relish the journey to MLS Cup title

Soccer By Ives: Dejected Dynamo look back on season positively despite loss in final

The Sports Network: Designated players lead Galaxy to MLS Cup title

Prost Amerika Soccer: Designated Players secure designated ending

Prost Amerika Soccer: LA Galaxy player ratings

Prost Amerika Soccer: Houston Dynamo player ratings

RSL Soapbox: The LA Galaxy are your 2011 MLS Cup champions

The MLS Reserves: Galaxy win MLS Cup 2011 in a dream final