RSL News Stand: Monday, December 20

Catch up on the RSL & MLS news you might have missed this weekend

For the second straight week, we kick off the
RSL News Stand with bestowing an award to the Claret-and-Cobalt …
last week it was the bittersweet Game of the Year award, but today’s Comeback
of the Year honor brings back much better memories – those of RSL keeping the
Rocky Mountain Cup on the better side of the Mountain Time Zone! In addition, beat writer Randy Davis takes one more look at RSL’s 2010
campaign by the numbers, Soccer America puts RSL at the top of MLS’s offseason
movers and shakers thus far, and catches up with Javier Morales
down in Argentina (for you non-Spanish speakers, don’t worry … we’ll have the
translated version ready to go for tomorrow’s edition) …
Rocky Mountain Cup heroics earn Comeback of the Year
(VIDEO): Best of 2010 Awards – Comeback of the Year
The numbers behind RSL’s record-setting season

America: MLS’s strong get stronger with offseason moves
(SPANISH): Javier Morales, con la Liga de Campeones CONCACAF en la mira

In the blogosphere, youth reigns supreme for
Keepin’ it Real and KSL’s RSL blog, and the RSL Soapbox gets in the Holiday
spirit by continuing its support of a fellow SB Nation blogger in his attempt
to acquire a service dog for his 3-year-old son …

it Real: Meet Ricardo Velasco and Tanner Clay

Soapbox: Dog4Deeds has almost reached their goal …’s
RSL blog: Young uprise

In general MLS and soccer news,
keeps track on the U.S. Youth National Teams before the Senior team announces
its January camp roster later today (supposedly), thinks a Western
Conference rival is going “all-in” in 2011, and the whole “Beckham wanting a loan
so he can keep playing for England” situation comes up again (is this starting
to get a little “Favre-ian” to anyone besides us?). And we close out with
Bleacher Report wishing MLS a Happy Birthday … the League turned 17 years old
last Friday. What, no present? You at least sent them a card, didn’t you?’s
“Kick Off” – Monday, Dec. 20
Beckham contemplates another offseason loan
Beckham seeking move to European club to win back England place
Monday MLS Breakdown: Galaxy prepare for last stand in 2011
United States U-20s ease past Canada 5-0
U.S. U-18s lose to Germany in tournament closer

Report: Looking back at 17 years of MLS