RSL News Stand - Tuesday, December 21

MLS 2011 home openers highlight today's stash of stories

The big news
of the last 24 hours was the unveiling of the 2011 home openers for all 18 MLS
squads, with Real Salt Lake taking its turn on March 26 with a sexy match-up in
Sandy against the LA Galaxy, who may just bring the “DP law firm of Donovan,
Beckham & Angel” in tow …

The
Salt Lake Tribune: Sports Briefs: RSL to open MLS season against San Jose, Los
Angeles

Deseret
News: RSL to open 2011 campaign at San Jose

MLSsoccer.com:
First Kick, home openers revealed for 2011

MLSsoccer.com:
Sounders-Galaxy highlight 2011 MLS openers

MLS
Talk: MLS unveils first matches of 2011 season

Goal.com:
MLS announces home openers for the 2011 season

Soccer
America: MLS plots mid-march start to 2011 season

The rest of
today’s article hodge-podge is headlined (as promised yesterday) by the English
version of a comprehensive Q&A with Javier Morales by FutbolMLS.com
correspondent Emmanuel Quispe. To end things today, we include a story from Peru
that seems quite apropos this holiday season, a tale of a coach that did the
right thing under the toughest of circumstances … good to see some people in
soccer still “get it” (yes, we’re looking at you FIFA!).

FutbolMLS.com
(ENGLISH): Morales has CONCACAF Champions League in sights

MLSsoccer.com:
“Kick Off” – Tuesday, December 21, 2010

MLSsoccer.com:
“Monday Postgame” – Reload, rebuild, re-sign

Fanhouse.com:
Who should (and shouldn’t) get an invite to the US National Team’s January camp

RSL
Soapbox: The 2011 MLS season will start in Seattle, but for RSL it will be
another trip to the Bay

Keepin’
it Real: RSL home opener & other schedule notes

RSL
Soapbox: 12 Days of RSL Christmas Update

BBC:
Winning is not everything in Peru