RSL News Stand - Friday, Feb. 11

Regular season schedule reaction, Gil to U-18s and much more in today's edition

Before we get to the main attraction of the day – the bounty of
articles covering RSL’s 2011 regular season slate – we’ll lead off some general
news of the day, including SBI’s feature on Arturo Alvarez, an explanation of why
Luis Gil will stick around in Phoenix after RSL camp breaks on Tuesday, and our
continuing “Know Thy Enemy” coverage of the Columbus Crew, with kickoff of the
CONCACAF Quarters just 11 days away. We will repeat that for added emphasis … KICKOFF
JUST 11 DAYS AWAY!!!

Soccer
by Ives: Alvarez is poised to shine with RSL

Soccer
America: U.S. Under-18 National Team camp roster

Big
D Soccer (SB Nation): Full Dr. Pepper Dallas Cup XXXII Super Group announced

MLSsoccer.com:
“Kick Off” – Friday, February 11, 2011

(VIDEO)
MLSsoccer.com: Preseason Recap – Columbus v. Seattle

(VIDEO)
MLSsoccer.com: Preseason Recap – Columbus v. Vancouver

MLSsoccer.com:
Hesmer returns as Columbus ease past Seattle

Soccer
by Ives: Crew posts first preseason win by shutting out Seattle

And now the news you’ve all been waiting for (and we know you’ve been
waiting for it because we received seemingly hundreds of dispatches over social
media the last couple months about it!) … reports on Major League Soccer’s 2011
regular-season slate – and, more specifically, the 34-game schedule for the
Claret-and-Cobalt, which starts in JUST 36 DAYS in San Jose.

The
Salt Lake Tribune: Schedule gives Real Salt Lake a chance early, but rough road
late

Deseret
News: Real Salt Lake announces 2011 schedule

Standard-Examiner:
RSL announces schedule

RealSaltLake.com
(Press Release): Real Salt Lake learns 2011 regular-season schedule

MLSsoccer.com:
Rivals highlight their calendars for 2011 matchups

MLSsoccer.com:
Editors’ Riffs: Top matches of the year

MLSsoccer.com:
7 days of heaven: A week of games you can’t miss

MLSsoccer.com:
New rivalries highlight 2011 MLS regular-season schedule

MLSsoccer.com:
ESPN networks to broadcast 21 regular season matches in 2011

MLSsoccer.com:
Gibbs circles dates on Chicago’s 2011 calendar

Goal.com:
Scheduling quirks present challenges and questions for MLS

Soccer
America: Breaks to be taken for fixture dates

RSL
Soapbox: 2011 Real Salt Lake schedule & thoughts

RSL
Soapbox: Dear MLS and ESPN, there are more than 3 teams in Major League Soccer

SB
Nation: MLS releases 2011 schedule, promises Playoff format in ‘near future’

ESPN
Los Angeles: MLS schedule: No rest for Gold Cup

MLS
Talk: The MLS schedule is finally released!