RSL News Stand: Tuesday, March 6, 2012

In today’s edition of the RSL News Stand, we’re plowing through more season preview links, keeping a close eye on the LA Galaxy in advance of this weekend’s First Kick opener and taking in some interviews from our friends over at ESPN 700 before shuffling off to Sandy to open up the “America First Field” era at the opening practice of opening week …


#RSL Tweets of the Day

Real Salt Lake@RealSaltLake

Pleased that new #RSL practice field America First Field opens tmrw just blocks from RioT after 4.5 years at XanGo

Mark David Harper@The_Ghoster

Thank you @RealSaltLake @espn700guv @espn700kam for the new soccer show on @ESPN700 . It's a breath of fresh air!

Bill Riley@espn700bill

I've been promised a salute from @natborchers this season after a goal in the form of "Tebow-ing" when he scores..


RSL Quick Kicks

  • A reminder to those planning on attending Real Salt Lake’s first training session today at America First Field that the start time has been moved up to 11:00 a.m. (originally announced for 1:00 p.m.). The session will likely last right around 90 minutes and be followed by media availability for all players and coaches in attendance.
  • Media across the nation are invited to participate in today’s 3:00 p.m. MT conference call with Head Coach Jason Kreis, which will mark the sideline boss’ lone period of media availability this week to discuss season previews and this weekend’s MLS First Kick opener at the LA Galaxy. Media wishing to participate in the call can dial in at 800-211-9472 and use the passcode 878 839 2522#.


RSL News Stand “A/V Club”

(AUDIO) Defender Nat Borchers on the “Bill Riley Show” – Monday, March 5

(AUDIO) Analyst Brian Dunseth on “On Frame” – Monday, March 5

(AUDIO) Galaxy VP Chris Klein on “On Frame” – Monday, March 5

(VIDEO) 2012 MLS Season Preview Built by The Home Depot: Key Additions

(VIDEO) The Whitecaps and Toronto FC take it to the streets

(AUDIO) ExtraTime Radio podcast – Season Preview edition

(REVIEW) New film “Laduma” embraced by MLS, US soccer fans


RSL/MLS News & Notes

Standard-Examiner: RSL hopes new additions will fill important roles

Deseret News: 2-hour soccer radio show launches MLS Western Conference preview: LA, Seattle lead a strong field McCarthy’s Musings: 2012 MLS Eastern Conference Preview Kick Off: For Toronto, no bigger game than CCL vs. LA Monday Postgame: Kissing the offseason goodbye 2012 LA Galaxy Preview: Ready to repeat and more

The Guardian (UK): MLS 2012 season preview: Western Conference – the fans’ view

The Guardian (UK): MLS 2012 season preview: Eastern Conference – the fans’ view


CCL/International Soccer News & Notes Koevermans, TFC hoping for boost from crowd vs. LA Donovan, Galaxy eager for chance to add more silverware

Soccer by Ives: Tuesday Kickoff: Rangers face player cuts, Sochaux fires manager and more

Soccer by Ives: Brazil and FIFA in war of words over preparations for 2014 World Cup