RSL News Stand: Tuesday, February 21, 2012

GM Garth Lagerwey's insights highlight today's headlines

The RSL News Stand returns this Tuesday, with highlights including a couple of in-depth chats from GM Garth Lagerwey with the Deseret News and The Shin Guardian …

 

#RSL Tweets of the Day

FOX Soccer @FOXSoccer

RT @soccerinsights: Hats off to Rancid's Branden Steineckert on this anthem titled "Believe" for his beloved #RSL youtube.com/watch?v=Pa1DJ0…

Nick Rimando @NickRimando

@WillJohnson08 gonna miss your banter lad. Get well

 

The RSL 3-Day Forecast

Tuesday, February 21: Training at Kino Sports Complex – 11:00 a.m. MT

Wednesday, February 22: FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup: Game #1 vs. New York Red Bulls – 8:00 p.m. MT, LIVE streaming video on MLSsoccer.com

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

*** 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”

  • Real Salt Lake had a couple of challenges pop up during its first day in Tucson, most notably approximately 20 bags containing some of the team’s training gear and equipment not making the flight down to the Grand Canyon State with the squad. With some help from folks at FC Tucson and the RSL-Arizona Academy, disaster was averted and the team was able to conduct training a little later than it had hoped at the Kino Sports Complex … the timing resulting in a snafu with the sprinklers that cut out part of the field during the last two drills of the day.
  • Joining the RSL contingent in Arizona was trialist DF Lance Laing, a Jamaican left back that earned NASL Best XI honors in 2011 with the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers. Prior to jumping to the U.S. last year, the 23-year-old Laing (who turns 24 a week from today) plied his trade in Jamaica for power Harbour Town (2007-2010) and Village United (2010-11).

 

RSL News & Notes

(PHOTO) RSL Facebook Home: Spring Training Gallery – Tucson Day #1

Deseret News (RSL blog): Lagerwey sheds some light on RSL roster situation

The Shin Guardian: Team building exercises with Garth Lagerwey

RSL Soapbox: Real Salt Lake practice notes and a bit of late breaking news

Keepin’ It Real: RSL’s newest trialists …

 

MLS/US Soccer News & Notes

MLSsoccer.com: Kick Off: Portland’s Boyd fires back at naysayers

MLSsoccer.com: Countdown to First Kick: 18 Ching’s role in Houston

(AUDIO) MLSsoccer.com: ExtraTime Radio podcast – Eddie Johnson explains return to MLS

RealSaltLake.com: MLS announces 2012 Reserve League schedule

Soccer America Daily: MLS Reserves League returns

Soccer America Daily: MLS preseason this week

SB Nation: It’s high time that MLS scrap the allocation ranking

The Washington Post: Soccer Insider: MLS planning to crack down on tackles

IMSoccer.com: The misconception of one, two or three touch play

Foxsoccer.com: Americans Abroad – US’ international soccer players

Goal.com: Teal Bunbury: Ochocinco stays in touch with Sporting Kansas City

Goal.com: Copa America vanishing spray backed for global introduction by fans worldwide

The New York Times: Goal: U.S. vs. Italy: Roster predictions

SoccerNation.com: USMNT to take on Scotland, Antigua & Barbuda

FIFA.com: Pele: I was born to play football