RSL News Stand: Friday, February 17, 2012

Welcome to the newly-reformatted edition of the RSL News Stand, featuring the usual link list and a whole lot more. It's a lighter day on the News Stand front this Friday, but with the Claret-and-Cobalt getting back to the field this afternoon, you can rest assured things won't be quiet for long!


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The RSL 3-Day Forecast

Friday, February 17:

  • RSL “Media Day” at Rio Tinto Stadium – media invited for b-roll & interview opportunities
    • Beckerman, Borchers, Espindola, Johnson, Morales, Olave, Rimando & Saborio: 9:00-11:00 a.m.
    • Remainder of roster: approx. 2:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Training session at Spence Eccles Field House (U. of Utah – 650 Guardsman Way)
    • Practice from 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
    • Media advised to arrive by 1:00 p.m. to ensure interview access to all players

Saturday, February 18: Training at XANGO Field in Lehi – 12:00 p.m. MT

Sunday: February 19: Annual RSL snowshoeing hike – closed access for media

*** Please note that, unless otherwise indicated, RSL training sessions are entirely open to members of the media and public. While all RSL players and coaches are scheduled to be available for interviews following training session, media members looking for availability for specific players can arrange their requests through RSL Asst. Director of Media Services John Koluder at 801-918-5050 or


RSL’s “Quick Restarts”

  • Trialist DF Kasali Casal has arrived in Salt Lake City and will participate in this afternoon’s training session at the Spence Eccles Field House. The 24-year-old left back last played for Vasas FC in the Hungarian top flight and has also plied his trade for Cambuur Leeuwarden (Holland), Swindon Town (England) and D.C. United, where he made his first-team debut at the professional level with four appearances back in 2007.
  • Exactly one month remains until Real Salt Lake opens its 2012 home slate at Rio Tinto Stadium against the New York Red Bulls! RSL fans can be on the lookout for a way to win a pair of tickets to the home opener against Thierry Henry, Rafael Marquez & Co. across RSL’s various multimedia platforms later this afternoon.


RSL News Stand “A/V Club”

(AUDIO) ExtraTime Radio podcast – Thursday, February 16


RSL/MLS News & Notes

RSL Soapbox: Real Salt Lake makes a second round of cuts to their roster Kick Off: Colorado goes public with EJ interest Starting XI: Top 11 questions heading into the weekend Shea, Agudelo highlight US Under-23 camp roster Castrol renews partnership with Major League Soccer Former US striker Johnson inks new deal with MLS Friday Five: Brian Ching’s return to Houston highlights a busy day on the transaction wire Source: Michael Ballack is close to signing with Major League Soccer

Soccer By Ives: Friday Kickoff: AEG reportedly in talks to buy Spurs, Zusi signs extension and more

The Washington Post (Wonkblog): How soccer brings Wall Street to a grinding halt

The MLS Reserves: Friday Round-Up: Drama, Rosters and the Colombian invasion