RSL News Stand: Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Today's headlines highlighted by MLS Expansion Mock Drafts in advance of 1:00 pm announcement

Today comes the angst-ridden Thanksgiving Day-eve tradition that is the Expansion Draft, and this year it’s the new French-Canadians neighbors, the Montreal Impact, picking their way through the smorgasbord of MLS players left unprotected on Monday. Click below for a cornucopia of links on the 1:00 pm MT draft announcement (including more mock drafts than you can shake a turkey leg at!) and more in today’s edition of the News Stand …

 

RSL News Stand “A/V Club”

(VIDEO) MLSsoccer.com: The Daily – Tuesday, Nov. 22

(AUDIO) MLSsoccer.com: ExtraTime Radio podcast – Tuesday, Nov. 22

(VIDEO) Jimmy Kimmel Live!: David Beckham with MLS Cup:   Part 1   Part 2

 

2011 MLS Expansion Draft

The Salt Lake Tribune: Soccer: Freddy Adu, Bobby Convey, Brian Ching available for MLS Expansion Draft

The Salt Lake Tribune (RSL blog): RSL’s Grabavoy receives support

MLSsoccer.com: RSL gamble with unprotected Grabavoy, promising youngsters

MLSsoccer.com: 11 biggest names available in the Expansion Draft

MLSsoccer.com: Mock Draft: Lalas, Saghini and Wiebe project Impact picks

Goal.com: McCarthy’s Musings: Montreal faces a complicated series of decisions …

Soccer America: Expansion Draft kicks off 2012 season a bit early

Soccer By Ives: Which players should the Impact select?

Montreal Gazette: Impact surprised by some of players made available

Sportsnet.ca: Exploring Impact’s Expansion Draft options

New York Times (“Goal” blog): Expansion Draft Best XI

SB Nation: Plenty of big names, interesting players available to Montreal Impact

RSL Soapbox: MLS’ Generation adidas list and how it might impact the Expansion Draft

Prost Amerika Soccer: Expansion Draft – Eastern Conference possibilities?

The MLS Reserves: Who are the Montreal Impact?

 

RSL/MLS News & Notes

MLSsoccer.com: Kick Off: Mind games begin as Expansion Draft looms

MLSsoccer.com: Armchair Analyst: Houston can’t get past LA’s jab

RealSaltLake.com: RSL Supporters to host 7th Annual “Gravy Bowl” Thanksgiving Day

RealSaltLake.com: RSL to host annual Pro Combine Dec. 8-11 at Grande Sports World

SI.com: MLS-based players getting Jurgen Klinsmann’s year-round point

SI.com: Hollywood Ending

Soccer America: MLS’ first millionaire champions

Soccer America: Rating the reffing of MLS Cup 2011

Soccer By Ives: Wednesday Kickoff: Rongen wins debut, USA stays put in rankings and more

Soccer By Ives: Beckham Era comes full circle with title

SB Nation: MLS club to host pro combine in Casa Grande

Canadian Soccer News: Q&A with Haeden Turner, RSL Academy