RSL News Stand: Saturday, February 18, 2012
Lots to get through in the Saturday News Stand, including a closer look at midfielder Luis Gil, an update on an injured RSL midfielder, analysis of the sign-and-trade return of Eddie Johnson to the ranks of MLS and plenty of material to look at and listen to in the “A/V Club” …
Not too bad! Can't say thanks enough to all those that made this dream come true. Blessed. pic.twitter.com/KlLEc0CX
Thanks to all the fans that showed up this morning and help us film the video. Hearing you guys chant
#RSL gave me chills.
RSL’s “Quick Restarts”
- MF Will Johnson will be sidelined for the short term due to an adductor injury that has progressed throughout the opening of the preseason. In the upcoming weeks, the Canadian international will undergo a sports hernia repair procedure in Germany, a minimally-invasive surgery pioneered by Dr. Ulrike Muschaweck that has allowed athletes to return to action within 3-4 weeks.
- Today’s session will mark one of the final practices for RSL at its XANGO Field facility in Lehi. RSL and XANGO, the first company to sign a jersey-front sponsorship deal with an MLS club, opened the facility in the shadow of the company’s Thanksgiving Point area headquarters more than four-and-a-half years ago on July 18, 2007. RSL will open its new practice home, America First Field, in the weeks following its return from Tucson.
The RSL 3-Day Forecast
Saturday, February 18: Training at XANGO Field in Lehi – 12:00 p.m. MT
Sunday: February 19: Annual RSL snowshoeing hike – closed access for media
Monday, Feb. 20:
- Media availability at SLC Int’l Airport – Delta Airlines counter from 8:15-8:30 a.m. MT
- Travel to Tucson, Ariz., for FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup preseason tournament
*** Please note that, unless otherwise indicated, RSL training sessions are entirely open to members of the media and public. While all RSL players and coaches are scheduled to be available for interviews following training session, media members looking for availability for specific players can arrange their requests through RSL Asst. Director of Media Services John Koluder at 801-918-5050 or jkoluder@RealSaltLake.com.
RSL News Stand “A/V Club”
RSL News & Notes
MLS News & Notes