RSL News Stand: Wednesday, February 22, 2012

In today’s edition of the News Stand we get you ready for Matchday #1 of the FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup, featuring links to MLS’ comprehensive preseason coverage and information on how to follow the proceedings from the Kino Sports Complex …


#RSL Tweets of the Day (@RealSaltLake)

FC Tucson @FC_Tucson

How many @RealSaltLake players can we fit on a Polaris? Answer: plenty.

Salt City United @SaltCityUnited

@RCBofRSL @RSLRoyalArmy @RealSaltLake Should we plan another Supporters Social for the Start of March? last year was amazing. #RSL #SLTID


The RSL 3-Day Forecast

Wednesday, February 22: FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup: Game #1 vs. New York Red Bulls – 8:00 p.m. MT

Thursday: February 23: Regeneration training, no on-field practice session scheduled

Friday, February 24: Training at Kino Sports Complex – 11:00 a.m. MT


*** 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”

  • Fans needing to satisfy their RSL fix can get catch their first glimpses of the Claret-and-Cobalt tonight courtesy of’s streaming video feed. Live coverage from the Kino Sports Complex in Tucson starts with the New England-Los Angeles opener at 6:00 and continues with the RSL-New York kickoff at 8:00 and will feature the call of ABC4/CW30 color analyst Brian Dunseth and veteran MLS play-by-play man Allen Hopkins. A link to the live video feed will be available from the homepage.
  • Fans that can’t make it in front of a computer this evening are invited to follow RSL’s official Twitter feed (@RealSaltLake) to read about the main match events as they unfold, while will be the place to go for all the post-match reaction.
  • Wednesday will actually be a two-a-day session of sorts for Real Salt Lake, as the players not set to log major minutes in tonight’s contest will conduct a training session at Kino Sports Complex this morning.


RSL News & Notes

Standard Examiner: Real aims for healthy start to 2012 campaign

Arizona Daily Star: MLS Soccer Desert Diamond Cup: LA, Salt Lake only alike in their success Kreis impressed by Bonfigli, but Argentine yet to earn deal

Prost Amerika: Velásquez – the crazy fun kid; making friends and catching eyes

RSL Soapbox: Real Salt Lake gets ready for the FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup

Under The Crossbar: Match Preview: RSL v. NYRB, Desert Diamond Cup

OKESPAÑOL: Real inicia segundo campo de entrenamiento


MLS/US Soccer News & Notes

(VIDEO) The Original Winger: NBC Sports – ‘All Rise’ Promo Spot

(VIDEO) The Original Winger: U.S. U-23 MNT starting training camp in Frisco, Texas 2012 Preseason Home

Prost Amerika: Adrian Healey Interview: MLS is a Top Ten League

Soccer By Ives: Garber to talk expansion with Orlando officials, still eyes New York for 20th team

Soccer By Ives: Wednesday Kickoff: Lletget added to U.S. U-23 roster, Tevez apologizes …

IMS Soccer News: MLS Reserve League Possibility of Integration into America’s Lower Divisions Ambitious plans for US

Soccer America Daily: Onyewu sidelined with new knee injury