RSL News Stand: Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The RSL News Stand is back from its hiatus with all the best links and articles from the last week, including recaps of both the MLS SuperDraft and Supplemental Draft and all the latest from across an increasingly busy North American soccer landscape …


RSL News Stand “A/V Club”

(AUDIO) Defender Chris Wingert on the “Bill & Spence” Show – Friday, Jan. 13

(AUDIO) Head Coach Jason Kreis on the “Bill & Spence” Show – Thursday, Jan. 12

(AUDIO) Midfielder Ned Grabavoy on the “Bill & Spence” Show – Wednesday, Jan. 11

(VIDEO) Head Coach Jason Kreis post-SuperDraft interview

(VIDEO) MF Enzo Martinez interview

(PHOTO) (Flickr page): Images from the 2012 MLS SuperDraft

(AUDIO) Head Coach Jason Kreis on Extra Time Radio SuperDraft podcast

(VIDEO) MF Enzo Martinez post-selection interview (English)

(VIDEO) MF Enzo Martinez post-selection interview (Spanish)

(VIDEO) MF Enzo Martinez highlight reel

(VIDEO) DF Diogo de Almeida highlight reel

(VIDEO) MF Benjamin Ubierna highlight reel

(VIDEO) FW Emiliano Bonfigli highlight reel


2012 MLS SuperDraft

The Salt Lake Tribune: Real Salt Lake hopes draft pick Enzo Martinez can blossom as a pro

The Salt Lake Tribune (RSL blog): RSL’s Duke grads pleased with North Carolina selection

The Salt Lake Tribune (RSL blog): Real Salt Lake’s first pick in 2012 appears a winner on and off field

The Salt Lake Tribune (RSL blog): Sandy native Jacob Hustedt taken by San Jose …

Deseret News: RSL snags Enzo Martinez in MLS SuperDraft Draft pick Martinez a prototypical Real Salt Lake player Might-mite Martinez brings fighting spirit to Salt Lake RSL’s latest Colombian export takes non-traditional route to MLS (press release/bios): UNC’s Martinez heads 2012 draft class Armchair Analyst: Difference-makers, All-Stars and depth Climbing the Ladder: Looking back at SuperDraft storylines Friday Five: Dissecting the SuperDraft, Part I – Significant story lines Monday MLS Breakdown: Dissecting the SuperDraft, Part II Five thoughts on the 2012 MLS SuperDraft Galarcep: Grading the 2012 MLS Draft

Prost Amerika: RSL just ‘giddy’ about Martinez

RSL Soapbox: A look at Real Salt Lake’s draft picks …

Keepin’ It Real: Thoughts on RSL’s three SuperDraft picks

Keepin’ it Real: On the Cutting Room Floor: Enzo Martinez


2012 MLS Supplemental Draft / Leone Cruz Trade

The Salt Lake Tribune (RSL blog): Real Salt Lake selects UCLA F/M in first round of MLS Supplemental Draft

The Salt Lake Tribune: Real Salt Lake trades one of two first-round supplemental picks

Deseret News: Real Salt Lake adds new players to preseason roster Salt Lake deal for center back, draft Argentine forward 2012 MLS Supplemental Draft results (round-by-round) (press release/bios): RSL trades for Leone Cruz, adds three in Supplemental Draft McCarthy’s Musings: Success remains a relative term for Supplemental Draft selections

Soccer By Ives: Pair of trades cap Supplemental Draft day

RSL Soapbox: Real Salt Lake selects four players via the MLS Supplemental Draft


RSL/MLS News & Notes

The Wall Street Journal: Checketts to walk with Legends After a decade, Nick Rimando is still in the mix CONCACAF announces changes to Champions League US Open Cup gets facelift as 2012 details announced Kick Off: Beckham and Giggs set to be reunited? Rumor Central: Is Le Toux next in line for move to Bolton? 2011-12 Offseason Transactions (updated 1/18) After securing MLS rights, NBC looks to take soccer in America to the next level

Daily Football Fix: Big choices ahead: where to stage U.S. World Cup qualifiers

Soccer By Ives: MLS Notes: Keel agrees to new deal, United adds Santos and more

SB Nation: CONCACAF takes a sledgehammer to its once-promising Champions League

RSL Soapbox: CONCACAF Champions League changes overshadowed by 2012 MLS SuperDraft

Keepin’ it Real: Thoughts on RSL’s current roster status

Torn By Sports: RSL shakes up roster