RSL News Stand: Friday, March 16, 2012

It’s “Home Opener Eve” for Real Salt Lake, and the RSL News Stand is here to help get you ready, both for tomorrow’s kickoff against New York and the rest of the action during Major League Soccer’s Week 2 slate …


#RSL Tweets of the Day (@RealSaltLake)

   Andy Williams@bommadog

Need my beauty sleep for Good Things Utah tomorrow morning @HotwifeofBomma will be doing here magic in the kitchen I'll just be a prop

   Nick Rimando@NickRimando

Anybody see Baylor's uniform today? Ha! They know what I'm going through

   Luis Gil@luisitogil21

Parents fly in this afternoon staying for the weekend #superexcited. Home opener tommorow #RslSwAg

   Melanie Devey@Melatronics

3 days left to vote for the @RealSaltLake video in the MLS Reserves video contest. "March is Coming"


RSL Quick Kicks

  • Real Week 2012 continues today with the popular “Friday Friendly” event from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the RSL Team Store. Beat the gameday masses and come in this afternoon to take advantage of limited-time offers, giveaways, free refreshments from Levy Restaurants and music by DJ Sayo! Got questions? The RSL Team Store has answers … and you can get them by calling the store’s hotline at 801-727-2888.
  • As if you needed another reason to hit the RSL Team Store today, the store will be hosting a live remote of ESPN 700’s “Bill Riley Show” from 2:00-6:00 p.m. “The Voice of RSL” will take questions from fans that drop by, and defender Chris Wingert will keep his usual 2:40 p.m. appearance to give his scouting report on the Red Bulls.
  • Real Salt Lake’s official injury report in advance of the weekend looks as such: OUT: MF Will Johnson (R adductor strain); DOUBTFUL: DF Tony Beltran (R knee contusion); QUESTIONABLE: MF Jonny Steele (L knee internal injury), DF Nat Borchers (L quadriceps strain); PROBABLE: MF Javier Morales (R quadriceps strain), FW Álvaro Saborío (R knee internal injury)


RSL News Stand “A/V Club”

(AUDIO) Dave Checketts on the “Bill Riley Show” – Thursday, March 15

(AUDIO) Nick Rimando on the “Bill Riley Show” – Thursday, March 15

(VIDEO) NBC Sports: Can Red Bulls rebound?

(VIDEO) The Daily – Friday, March 16

(VIDEO) 90 Plus – Week 1

(VIDEO) Shaman Simon: Redemption in Week 2

(VIDEO) Forbes: MLS Chief: We need a broader audience

(VIDEO) Futbol Univision: Galaxy 1, Toronto 2: Los canadienses dieron la gran sorpresa en la CONCACAF


RSL News & Notes

The Salt Lake Tribune: Rookie trying to stay focused amid dream start for RSL

The Salt Lake Tribune: Coach hoping cautious approach with injured regulars pays off for RSL

The Salt Lake Tribune: Maybe pursuit of Supporters Shield won’t be so tough for RSL, after all

Deseret News: Real Salt Lake’s Chris Schuler made most of his start against Los Angeles

Under The Crossbar: Injury Round-up: Recoveries in full force as home opener looms

NBC Sports: Real Salt Lake backup Sebastian Velasquez making big impression MatchCenter (preview) – Real Salt Lake v. New York Red Bulls Hablondo de la MLS con Fabian Espindola Tiro Libre: Velásquez agradecido con Real Salt Lake


MLS/USsoccer News and Notes MLS TV Listings: Catch all the Week 2 action Kick Off: Spotlight shines on Montreal in first MLS bow MLS Friday Forecast, Week 2 All-Access: Kenny Cooper looks to regain form that made him a top striker in MLS

Soccer America Daily: MLS enjoys Canadian boost

Soccer America Daily: MLS Scoreboard

The Guardian: MLS week two: Fan previews

The Guardian: LA Galaxy and Seattle Sounders out leaving Toronto as last MLS hope The MNT Blog: Four U.S. MNT Internationals reach Europa League Quarterfinals

NBC Sports: Pro Soccer Talk: Thierry Henry adds to the drama around Red Bull Arena

Bleacher Report: 15 most important men and women in U.S. soccer history

Futbol Univison: El experimentado Míchel Salgado, ex Real Madrid, podría llegar a la MLS Blas Pérez es el Latino de la Jornada 1 de


CONCACAF News & Notes

Soccer America Daily: MLS clubs make CONCACAF Champions League worth following The Throw-In: For MLS sides, CCL glory not birthright

Soccer By Ives: Pumas win big to complete CCL semis

RSL Soapbox: CONCACAF Champions League Update: Good luck Toronto FC