RSL News Stand: Sunday, March 11, 2012

Catch up on all the reaction from last night’s season opening 3-1 victory at The Home Depot Center and the other results from around Major League Soccer’s first day of First Kick weekend in today’s edition of the RSL News Stand …


#RSL Tweets of the Day (@RealSaltLake)

Ives Galarcep@SoccerByIves

Quick RSL thoughts- Schuler looked sharp, Velasquez looks like a real find, Javier Morales looks ready 4 a huge year if he can stay healthy

Jeff Rhineer@jeffrhineer

Just watched RSL's win over the LA Galaxy again.. VAMOS!

Javier Morales@javi_mo11

Thank you everyone for all messages! P.s I wrote in my shirt: Feliz Cumple Cata/Happy birthday Cata. Today my niece turn 1 year old!


104 - Kyle Beckerman had 104 touches and attempted 91 passes to lead all MLS players on Saturday. Workhorse. #RSL #FirstKick


RSL Quick Kicks

  • Real Salt Lake’s traveling contingent will be made available to members of the media this afternoon upon arrival at the Salt Lake City International Airport, with the team set to arrive in the Delta Terminal at approximately 3:45 p.m. Media looking for interviews are asked to contact John Koluder in the RSL Communications Department at 801-918-5050 for updates on the team’s travel schedule Sunday afternoon.
  • Last night’s win pulled Real Salt Lake even with the Galaxy in their all-time series across all competitions, the squads now an even 8-8-6 in their 24 regular season and post-season matchups. The fourth road win against Los Angeles marks the most against any MLS side for RSL and broke LA’s 18-game undefeated streak at The Home Depot Center that dated back to November of 2010.
  • Fans can be on the lookout for the full slate of “Real Week 2012” activities that kick off tomorrow in the upcoming hours on


RSL News Stand “A/V Club”

(VIDEO) Match highlights – LA Galaxy 1 : 3 Real Salt Lake

(AUDIO) Match highlights – LA Galaxy 1 : 3 Real Salt Lake


RSL News & Notes

The Salt Lake Tribune: RSL rallies for stunning win over Galaxy to open season

The Salt Lake Tribune: RSL’s Morales reclaims star status in no time vs. Galaxy

The Salt Lake Tribune (RSL blog): Young replacements make believers out of RSL teammates in big victory

The Salt Lake Tribune (RSL blog): After failing to take their chances, Galaxy defends coach’s decision vs. RSL

Deseret News: RSL gets a little late, yet sweet revenge against Galaxy

Deseret News: RSL Notebook: Velasquez goes from junior college to MLS in one year

Deseret News: Real Salt Lake vs. LA Galaxy live chat recap Recap: Espindola, Morales lead RSL back to beat Galaxy Solid debut bodes well for RSL midfielder Velasquez Morales finds LA’s weakness, hits first goal since injury Real Salt Lake “Post-It Notes” – LA 1 : 3 RSL Post-game Quote Sheet – LA 1 : 3 RSL Arena shoulders the blame for fatigued Galaxy’s loss Breaking down the Galaxy defensive breakdowns vs. RSL

Soccer By Ives: Second-half rally helps RSL topple Galaxy Galaxy 1:3 RSL – Come-from-behind away win Fatigue, bad luck blamed as Galaxy lose opener to Real Salt Lake

Associated Press: Real Salt Lake ruins Galaxy’s title celebration

Prost Amerika: Lakers stun Galaxy in LA with three late goals

90 Minutes Magazine: LA Galaxy fall 3-1 to Real Salt Lake in home opener

RSL Soapbox: RSL 3 – LA 1: Quick thoughts about the MLS First Kick matchup

Real Nation: Victory: Real Salt Lake wins big in LA The Real Winner, RSL defeats LA Galaxy 3:1 RSL defeats Galaxy 3-1 in LA


MLS News & Notes MLS TV Listings: Where to watch Sunday’s action (The Sideline): Armchair Analyst: Let’s just get these out there MatchCenter – Colorado 2 : 0 Columbus MatchCenter – Vancouver 2 : 0 Montreal MatchCenter – D.C. United 0  : 1 Sporting KC MatchCenter – San Jose 1 : 0 New England Observations from last night’s MLS FirstKick; Arlo White’s sharp breakdown of today’s match Fearless MLS predictions: Champ, MVP, top Rookie and more

Soccer America: MLS Saturday, complete highlights … MLS Saturday Recap … Galaxy defeated, Vancouver beat Montreal