RSL News Stand: Friday, March 30, 2012

It’s gameday eve for Real Salt Lake’s trip to Portland, but the MLS Week 4 action will begin tonight with an NBC Sports Network feature between D.C. United and FC Dallas (5:30 pm MT kickoff). Get a leg up on all of this weekend’s action via today’s edition of the RSL News Stand …


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RSL News Stand “A/V Club”

(AUDIO) ESPN700: Dave Checketts on the “Bill Riley Show” – Thursday, March 29

(AUDIO) ESPN700: Chris Wingert on the “Bill Riley Show” – Thursday, March 29

(AUDIO) 1320 KFAN: Jason Kreis on “Spence & Scotty G” – Thursday, March 29

(AUDIO) ExtraTime Radio podcast – Thursday, March 29

(VIDEO) Strong Training Report: Danso talks about RSL

(VIDEO) 90 Plus – Week 3


RSL News and Notes

The Salt Lake Tribune: Five years later, ‘designated players’ have boosted MLS

The Salt Lake Tribune (RSL blog): Kreis sees added dimension to Timbers, with new striker on board

The Salt Lake Tribune (RSL blog): Ongoing search for outside backs fives trialist shot to impress Life only getting bigger, better for Paulo Jr. RSL veterans Morales, Saborio edging closer to a start MLS Preview – Portland Timbers v. Real Salt Lake Strong’s Notes: Anger Management JELD-WEN Field’s FieldTurf surface earns second FIFA 2-star certification Timbers’ Songo’o impresses Spencer in first appearance Portland’s Mosquera out vs. RSL after knock to face Timbers mood upbeat before key match against Real Salt Lake

Real Nation: 3 things to watch for on Saturday

Under the Crossbar: Atmosphere, final reactions to the Chivas loss, and some Friday rambling


MLS News and Notes MLS Friday Forecast: Week 4 – Preparing for the return of beloved, brotherly souls MLS on TV listings – Week 4 Kick Off: DeRo demands DC step it up tonight on NBCSN Starting XI: Top 11 questions heading into the weekend MLS Managers Survey: The verdict on Copa Libertadores Pick ‘Em: Editors pick weekend matches (“The Sideline” blog): Ex-Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher: American soccer is “a big deal” Fantasy Report: 11 newcomers potentially worth millions The Throw-In: Enough’s enough in year of underachieving

NBC Sports ProSoccerTalk: PST’s daily soccer re-set

NBC Sports ProSoccerTalk: Streaks happen; don’t read too much into early-season timing

Soccer By Ives: MLS West Notes …

Soccer By Ives: SBI MLS Best XI – Week 3

The Shin Guardian: TSG’s Week 4 MLS Predictions: Win some, lose wee bit