RSL News Stand: Thursday, February 23, 2012

Win over NYRB, Rimando call-up top Thursday's headlines

Plenty to get to in today’s News Stand, including recapping last night’s initial preseason win for RSL over New York and this morning’s USA roster announcement for next week’s friendly at Italy which includes RSL netminder Nick Rimando …

 

#RSL Tweets of the Day (@RealSaltLake)

Nick Rimando@NickRimando

Appreciate all the love. Feels great to be called up again especially with this group of guys. #Italy #honored #hardwork #usmnt

FC Tucson@FC_Tucson

Hey @RealSaltLake fans. Someone dropped us off some nice gifts. Possible giveaway? Follow us to find out! pic.twitter.com/8wP8HwtZ

 

The RSL 3-Day Forecast

Thursday: February 23: Regeneration training, no on-field practice session scheduled

Friday, February 24: Training at Kino Sports Complex – 11:00 a.m. MT

Saturday, February 25: FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup: Game #2 vs. LA Galaxy – 6:00 p.m. MT (LIVE streaming video feed on MLSsoccer.com)

*** 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’s “Quick Restarts”

  • Goalkeeper Nick Rimando’s inclusion on the U.S. Men’s National Team’s roster for next Wednesday’s high-profile friendly at Italy could very well give a glimpse of head coach Jurgen Klinsmann’s depth chart at the position heading into the start of World Cup Qualifying this summer. Rimando joins Galaxy duo Landon Donovan and Edson Buddle and the Houston Dynamo’s Geoff Cameron as the only MLS representatives on the 23-man roster.
  • Real Salt Lake’s 1-0 result over New York last night was important for two reasons – the win and the shutout. The victory and clean sheet were RSL’s first such results in three preseason contests in 2012, following on the heels of 1-1 draws against Vancouver and D.C. United towards the end of the Phoenix/Casa Grande swing earlier in the month.

 

RSL News Stand “A/V Club”

(VIDEO)RSL YouTube Home: RSL Insider, presented by AT&T – Preseason in Tucson

(VIDEO) MLSsoccer.com: Preseason highlights – RSL  1 : 0  NY

(VIDEO) MLSsoccer.com: The Daily – Thursday, February 23

(VIDEO) MLSsoccer.com: MLS Road Trip to First Kick preview

(AUDIO) ESPN700Sports.com: RSL analyst Brian Dunseth on the “Bill Riley Show” – Weds., Feb. 22

 

RSL News & Notes

Deseret News: Real Salt Lake: Paulo Jr.'s goal beat Red Bulls in preseason game

Arizona Daily Star: Desert Diamond Cup: 'Crazy goals' make MLS opener a pleaser

MLSsoccer.com: RSL regulars make the difference in 1-0 win over RBNY

MLSsoccer.com: RSL trialists join list of contenders for outside back spot

RealSaltLake.com (news release): RSL wins Desert Diamond Cup debut 1-0 over Red Bulls

Prost Amerika: RSL Saves Aces for Late in Diamond Cup

Prost Amerika: Jason and the Bureaucrats – Green Card issues restrict Kreis’ options

RSL Soapbox: RSL 1 - New York 0 in Desert Diamond Cup action

Under The Crossbar: RSL victorious over NYRB in Desert Diamond Opener

 

MLS/US Soccer News & Notes

The Salt Lake Tribune: Real Salt Lake’s Rimando among U.S. players headed to Italy

USsoccer.com: Klinsmann Calls 21 Players to Face Four-Time World Cup Champion Italy on Feb. 29 in Genoa

RealSaltLake.com (news release): Nick Rimando named to U.S. MNT roster for friendly at Italy

MLSsoccer.com: Kick Off – Thursday, February 23

MLSsoccer.com: Cameron highlights four MLSers called for US-Italy match

MLSsoccer.com: Quakes get the green light as stadium protest denied

Soccer By Ives: Garber touches on expansion, schedule and more in latest State of the League address

Goal.com: McCarthy’s Musings: Sebrango’s persistence provides the perfect ending …

USsoccerplayers.com: Simplifying MLS