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 …

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

News: RSL to open 2011 campaign at San Jose
First Kick, home openers revealed for 2011
Sounders-Galaxy highlight 2011 MLS openers

Talk: MLS unveils first matches of 2011 season
MLS announces home openers for the 2011 season

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
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!).
(ENGLISH): Morales has CONCACAF Champions League in sights
“Kick Off” – Tuesday, December 21, 2010
“Monday Postgame” – Reload, rebuild, re-sign
Who should (and shouldn’t) get an invite to the US National Team’s January camp

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

it Real: RSL home opener & other schedule notes

Soapbox: 12 Days of RSL Christmas Update

Winning is not everything in Peru