Real Salt Lake News Stand: Friday, March 2, 2012

News on new members of the Claret-and-Cobalt, Deseret Diamond Cup reaction, the start of the 2012 season previews, interviews galore and much, much more in today’s edition of the RSL News Stand …  


#RSL Tweets of the Day (s)

Leone Cruz@LeoneTheLion

Blessed to be a part of this great family. I truly believe in our club, staff, mates, and fans. We have what it takes. #Believe #RSL

jonny steele@jonnysteele22

Good to get out there wit the lads sharpness will come back day by day! Result not the best but well b ready march 10 #blessed

Jonah Freedman@jonahfreedman

Watching @javi_mo11 interview Fabian Espindola. Comedy ensues. Keep your day jobs, chicos.

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The RSL 3-Day Forecast

Friday, March 2: Training at Kino Sports Complex – 11:00 a.m. MT

Saturday, March 3: FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup: Consolation Game vs. NY Red Bulls – 6:00 p.m. MT, LIVE streaming video on

Sunday: March 4: Return to Utah; Off Day

*** 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”

  • After a whirlwind trip over the last five days, GK Nick Rimando has returned to the RSL camp in Tucson after serving on U.S. Men’s National Team duty in Italy. The veteran netminder left the Claret-and-Cobalt last Sunday to fly to Genoa, where was on the bench Wednesday to witness the USA’s historic 1-0 result over Italy in international friendly play.
  • RSL blog site Real Nation has re-launched ahead of the 2012 season … go to to check out the new look and their take on the six biggest stories of RSL’s eventful offseason.
  • Friday marks the 27th day in the last 32 in which Real Salt Lake has been in the Grand Canyon State, but it’s temporary takeover of Arizona is almost in the books, as the Claret-and-Cobalt are down to the last 48 hours of their Tucson-based training camp. After Saturday’s FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup Consolation Game against the New York Red Bulls, the squad and staff will head back to Utah on Sunday before having Monday off to readjust to the Beehive State. The training schedule for the week leading up to next Saturday’s season-opener at the LA Galaxy will be released on Sunday.


RSL News Stand “A/V Club”

(VIDEO) Kevin Winzeler Photography: Real Salt Lake photo shoot 2012

(VIDEO) Preseason highlights – RSL 1 : 2 NE

(AUDIO) Defender Nat Borchers on the “Bill Riley Show” – Thursday, March 1

(AUDIO) GM Garth Lagerwey on the “Bill Riley Show” – Wednesday, February 29

(AUDIO) Founder Dave Checketts on the “Bill Riley Show” – Wednesday, February 29

(AUDIO) Head Coach Jason Kreis on the “Bill Riley Show” – Tuesday, February 28

(AUDIO) RSL Team Physician Dr. Drew Cooper on the “Bill Riley Show” – Tuesday, February 28

(AUDIO) NASN: The Best Soccer Show podcast – Thursday, March 1

(AUDIO) Pitch Pass podcast: Real Salt Lake/D.C. United preview


RSL News & Notes

Deseret News: RSL signs 8, finalizes roster with 26 players RSL giving longtime core 18 more months for glory After “stupid” mistake, RSL’s Steele gets second chance Real Salt Lake eager to get regular season underway (The Sideline blog): Beckerman compares Velasquez to Messi, Robben Red-hot Revolution downs Real Salt Lake, 2-1 RSL finalizes roster with eight new signings Number of MLS moves go down ahead of roster salary compliance deadline

Tucson Sentinel: Revolution defeats feisty Salt Lake

Prost Amerika: Salt Lake announces eight who made the cut

RSL Soapbox: Real Salt Lake finalizes their roster for the start of the 2012 MLS season

RSL Soapbox: Real Salt Lake drops a 2-1 decision to the NE Revolution in the Desert Diamond Cup

RSL Soapbox: Time for the RSL family to step up again and help Gage Thompson

Real Nation: The six biggest stories of the offseason


MLS News & Notes The Throw-In: Heaps has hardest job in MLS history MLS Friday Five: Selecting a few potential candidates for MLS MVP

The Guardian: MLS 2012 Season Preview: Western Conference

The Guardian: MLS 2012 Season Preview: Eastern Conference

Soccer By Ives: Orlando City optimistic about expansion chances after meeting with Garber

SB Nation: MLS clubs will be allowed to appeal red cards in 2012

MLS Talk: MLS ’12 Preview – Real Salt Lake

The MLS Reserves: Major League Soccer expands … digitally