RSL News Stand: Friday, March 23, 2012

Get ready for the weekend with today’s RSL News Stand, providing all the links you need to prepare yourself for a chock full MLS Week 3 slate, beginning with tonight’s Seattle-Houston match-up in the Pacific Northwest (8:00 p.m. MT kick, live on NBC Sports Network) …


#RSL Tweets of the Day (@RealSaltLake)

   Leone Cruz ‏ @LeoneTheLion

Shall we pitch in to help ol' @jonnysteele22 w/ driver's ed courses? Anyone know of a REALLY good instructor? @codyarnoux@NickRimando

   Blake Morris ‏ @RealSaltBlake

@WillJohnson08 I want Canada and the US to qualify. But, I'd rather see you out on the pitch on Saturday. #8 for the game winner. again

   SeBasTian VeLasQueZ ‏ @TiaN_Futbol

Started The Day Great....My Car Didn't Get Vandalized Again! Now Just Rest And Think About What Im Gonna Cook For Dinner :)#DayOff

   Scott Lambert ‏ @TheWeezy25

@wingert17 rain or shine, we'll always pack the RioT

Retweeted by Chris Wingert

   Salt City United ‏ @SaltCityUnited

What time are you getting to the tailgate tomorrow? What's your plans? Are you wearing Black or RED? #SLTID #rsl


RSL Quick Kicks

  • With Saturday’s game marking the first of four RSL redemption dates for Seven Peaks’ “Pass of all Passes” holders, Claret-and-Cobalt fans are advised to purchase their tickets before redemptions begin Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. Fans can purchase their seats today online via the Zions Bank Ticket Outlet on, over the phone by calling 801-727-2700 or in person at the Rio Tinto Stadium Box Office through 6:00 p.m.
  • There’s no better place to wind down your work week than at the bigger and better version of the “Friday Friendly” event at the RSL Team Store between 4:00-7:00 p.m.! Get ready for gameday a day early with a bevy of activities, including live remotes of ESPN700’s “Bill Riley Show” (2:00-6:00 p.m.) and a special edition of “On Frame” (6:00-7:00 p.m.); an expanded menu of treats from Levy Restaurants (including brats, nachos and Budweiser refreshments); music by DJ Sayo; the RSL bounce house and “Kick It” inflatables; the “Royal Army” information/recruitment table; a 16-person XBOX FIFA 2012 tournament (call the Team Store Hotline at 801-727-2888 to secure one of the final spots!); the chance to “juggle for dollars” (up to $10 in RSL Team Store discounts) and giveaways from the RSL Team Store, Park City adidas Outlet Store, Subway, Wincraft and Levy Restaurants! For more information on tomorrow’s expanded Friday Friendly, dial up the Team Store Hotline at 801-727-2888.


RSL News Stand “A/V Club”

(VIDEO) The Daily: Friday, March 23

(VIDEO) “Shamon Simon” – Introducing Genie Gargan

(VIDEO) “90 Plus” – Week 2

(VIDEO) Soccer By Ives: U.S. U-23s 6, Cuba 0: Match Highlights

(VIDEO) Under The Crossbar: Promising young Nico scores for reserves; Supporters March …

(AUDIO)  Chris Wingert on the “Bill Riley Show” – Thursday, March 22

(AUDIO) Dave Checketts on the “Bill Riley Show” – Thursday, March 22

(AUDIO) The RSL Show: Enger Management – Thursday, March 22


RSL News and Notes

The Salt Lake Tribune: View’s the same for Espindola, but he looks different to RSL MLS Preview: Real Salt Lake – Chivas USA

Univision: ''El Real Salt Lake es candidato al título en la MLS'': Diego Balado Chivas FWD Angel likely to miss clash at Real Salt Lake

The Guardian: Drugs 0, MLS 1: “They saved my life,” says Real Salt Lake’s new star

Prost Amerika: Ned Grabavoy: Ups, downs and ups of a winner

RSL Soapbox: Real Salt Lake vs. Chivas USA – 3 questions

RSL Soapbox: Major League Soccer struggles on NBC Sports, while Real Salt Lake on ABC4…

Real Nation: 4 reasons to worry about Chivas

Under The Crossbar: Guest Post: Making big markets looks silly since ‘05

MLS News and Notes Starting XI: Top 11 questions heading into the weekend Palabra de Balado: RSL imparable

Soccer By Ives: MLS Week 3: A look ahead

Soccer America: MLS Schedule … Friday MLS Forecast: Week 3 – Addressing challenges domestic and foreign All-Access: Joel Lindpere believes Rafa Marquez’s “motivated” return is big … PST’s daily soccer re-set

Prost Amerika: Sounders v Houston – ‘the rivalry that is a little bit not the norm and a little bit …

The Guardian: The Sport Blog: MLS week three – fan previews

Bleacher Report: 8 signs the quality of play in MLS could rival the EPL in 20 years

The Shin Guardian: TSG’s Week 3 predictions. All aboardUnivision: El Galaxy de Los Angeles recibirá al Tottenham en julio en un partido amistoso


U.S. Soccer and International News and Notes U.S. U-23 Men's National Team Starts Group A of Olympic Qualifying … Post-Match Quotes: U.S. U-23 MNT 6, Cuba 0 Olympic Qualifying: Porter says US rout not good enough Preolímpico CONCACAF 2012 Room for growth after US’s early romp

NBC Sports: Pro Soccer Talk: Discussing player ratings from last night’s U.S. under-23 win

Soccer America: U.S. player ratings vs. Cuba

Soccer America: Olympic qualifying this week …

Soccer America: Tottenham announces U.S. tour

Univision: Estados Unidos 6, Cuba 0: Joe Corona aportó tres en la goleada en Preolímpico