RSL News Stand: Thursday, March 22, 2012

Ramp up for Saturday's kickoff vs. Chivas USA with today's edition of the News Stand!

We’re covering a little bit of everything in today’s edition of the RSL News Stand, with MLS Week 3 previews, some Claret-and-Cobalt tinged notes from the Deseret News and ESPN.com and looks at the start of the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament among the highlights …

 

#RSL Tweets of the Day (@RealSaltLake)

   Real Salt Lake@RealSaltLake

If you haven't got your tix yet for #RSL Sat v CHV, better come by RioT Thurs/Fri or logon to http://RealSaltLake.com - we'll be at capacity

   Matthew Doyle@MLS_Analyst

Great piece from @timtheredmenace on what it means to be in a MLS supporter's group: http://www.firsttouchonline.com/2012/03/the-view-from-101-103/ Do read this. It's worth it.

   Real Salt Lake@RealSaltLake

Congratulations to #RSL staffers Salvador Perez, Aurora Lopez & Karen Medina for tonight's honor at the Latin American C of C awards!

   Annie Hawkins@aehawk10

My fellow @RealSaltLake fan and @Domotalk co-worker @amazingcube designed this super cool scarf for RSL's Section 26 | http://bit.ly/GEN9Lf

   Royal Army@RSLRoyalArmy

A perfect Wednesday to watch @realsaltlake practice http://ow.ly/i/wp07

 

RSL Quick Kicks

  • With the cancellation of today’s training session, Real Salt Lake will finalize preparations for its weekend clash with Chivas USA on Friday morning with an 11:00 a.m. MT practice at Rio Tinto Stadium (open to the media and public in its entirety). Media are requested to arrive by 11:40 a.m. to ensure access to all players for interviews as they exit the field. In addition, Chivas USA will also train tomorrow at Rio Tinto Stadium at 5:00 p.m., with the session also open to members of the media and public for the duration.
  • Also happening tomorrow at Rio Tinto Stadium is the bigger and better version of the “Friday Friendly” event at the RSL Team Store between 4:00-7:00 p.m. Get ready for Saturday’s gameday with a bevy of activities, including a live remote of ESPN700’s “Bill Riley Show” (2:00-6:00 p.m.); an expanded menu of treats from Levy Restaurants (including brats, nachos and Budweiser refreshments); music by DJ Sayo; the RSL bounce house and “Kick It” inflatables; the “Royal Army” information/recruitment table; a 16-person XBOX FIFA 2012 tournament (sign-up starts at noon); the chance to “juggle for dollars” (up to $10 in RSL Team Store discounts) and giveaways from the RSL Team Store, Park City adidas Outlet Store, Subway, Wincraft and Levy Restaurants! For more information on tomorrow’s expanded Friday Friendly, dial up the Team Store Hotline at 801-727-2888.
  • With Saturday’s game marking the first of four RSL redemption dates for Seven Peaks’ “Pass of all Passes” holders, Claret-and-Cobalt fans are advised to purchase their tickets before redemptions begin Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. Fans can purchase their seats in advance of gameday online via the Zions Bank Ticket Outlet on RealSaltLake.com, over the phone by calling 801-727-2700 or in person at the Rio Tinto Stadium Box Office Thursday & Friday from 10:00-6:00 p.m.
  • With weather like the Wasatch Front will see in over the next few days, it’s no surprise that Real Salt Lake expects a capacity crowd for the contest against Chivas USA! The forecast for Saturday night’s 7:00 p.m. kickoff at Rio Tinto Stadium calls for partly cloudy skies and 62 degrees.

 

RSL News Stand “A/V Club”

(AUDIO) ESPN700Sports.com: GM Garth Lagerwey on the “Bill Riley Show” – Wednesday, March 21

(AUDIO) Real Soccer Nation: Podcast: 2 Down, Goats to Go

(VIDEO) RSL Front: #RSL coach Jason Kreis reacts to win v #NYRB

(VIDEO) MLSsoccer.com: “Between the Lines” – RSL’s Left Channel

(VIDEO) MLSsoccer.com: The Daily – Thursday, March 22

(AUDIO) Torn by Sports: BYU in the Tourney, REAL Salt Lake, Raja Bell drama & much more

 

RSL News and Notes

The Salt Lake Tribune: Latin American Chamber to honor area businesses

The Salt Lake Tribune: High-flying RSL will take on cellar-dwelling Chivas

Deseret News: Real Salt Lake notebook: Jason Kreis pushing for more attackers

OK Español: Real continúa su gran inicio de temporada

Vida de Fama: Real Salt Lake niega a los visitantes Red Bulls su ansiada victoria.

Soccer America: Different paths to stardom (Sebastian's Story)

Bleacher Report: Real Salt Lake Making a Statement Early in Major League Soccer Season

Under the Crossbar: Fabian Espindola Striker and Samurai

ESPN.com: MLS Notes: Estrada thriving

MLSsoccer.com: MLS' next Messi moment coming in Salt Lake

MLSsoccer.com: Climbing the Ladder: Shutout streaks to open the season

MLSsoccer.com: Tough decisions for Kreis as RSL veterans return

 

MLS/US Soccer News & Notes

ESPNLA.com: CHIVAS USA: Angel still has symptoms

CDChivasUSA.com: Chivas USA´s Jorge Villafaña named to United States Olympic Qualifying roster

The Goat Parade: Poll: What Style Should Chivas USA Play Saturday?

Soccer By Ives: SBI MLS Power Rankings: Week 2

Bleacher Report: MLS Weekend Preview: 6 Players to Watch and Why

Prost Amerika: MLS Fans to Show Racism the Red Card

Yahoo! Sports: MLS Schedule for March 23-25

Total-MLS: Déjà Vu for Chivas USA

 

US Soccer & International News & Notes

MLSsoccer.com: Olympic Qualifying: USA, Mex. favored for London berths

Washington Post: U.S. soccer begins Olympic quest with CONCACAF qualifying tournament

World Soccer Daily: 10 stories you need to read, 22nd March, 2012

Latino Fox News: CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Preview

Pro Soccer Talk: History lesson: Upsets can and do happen in regional Olympic qualifying

Pro Soccer Talk: ProSoccerTalk daily soccer re-set – Thursday, March 22

Pro Soccer Talk: #USMNT manager Jurgen Klinsmann at his chit-chatty best

The Sporting News: Fabrice Muamba's heart stopped beating for 78 minutes