RSL News Stand: Monday, December 26, 2011

The RSL News Stand has shaken off its eggnog hangover and is back with some of the best clips from across the last week, with highlights including The Sporting News’ breakdown of Kyle Beckerman’s importance to the USMNT,’s take on the hot-button topics facing MLS in the near future and the beginning of’s year-end review series …


U.S. Men’s National Team January Camp

The Sporting News: Beckerman’s foundation makes Klinsmann’s plan work

The Sporting News: Klinsmann gives new U.S. players ‘a chance’ Gonzalez, Zusi among new faces called to USMNT Five guys that deserve belated US January camp invite

The Salt Lake Tribune (RSL blog): Real Salt Lake’s Beckerman, Rimando invited to U.S. camp

Deseret News: RSL’s Kyle Beckerman, Nick Rimando named to national team January camp roster

The Shin Guardian: Constants, variable and dreadlocks in orbit around Planet Klinsmann

ESPN Los Angeles: Gonzalez gets the call, Dunivant doesn’t


RSL/MLS News & Notes

(AUDIO) Garth Lagerwey on “Bill & Spence” Show – Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011 Coming up on Good Times Utah: Dec. 26-30 Kick Off: Redknapp wants to see Titi back with Arsenal Rumor Central: Former Barca MF in talks with Chicago? Friday Five: Surveying the MLS scene, part three

The New York Times: NBC Sports Chief Aims to Build an Empire

SB Nation: Major League Soccer’s Holiday Wish List

Talking Utah Sports: Read my Major League Soccer conversion story; you may convert yourself

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: MLS tryout fuels former Wolfpack’s pro dreams


2011 in Review’s “Best of 2011” series: U.S. gets closer, Mexico wins CCL again