RSL News Stand: Tuesday, March 13, 2012

First batch of "power rankings" top Tuesday's edition

The RSL News Stand comes at you with the first batch of “Power Rankings” in the aftermath of MLS First Kick weekend, Monday’s audio explosion from ESPN700’s airwaves, and a plethora of news and notes from across Major League Soccer …

 

#RSL Tweets of the Day (@RealSaltLake)

Nick Rimando@NickRimando

Just heard @801PUNX interview on @ESPN700. Dude gives me goosebumps listening to how passionate he is. #LoveourFANS #DaHomie #March17th #RSL

Real Salt Lake@RealSaltLake

#RSL 4-0-1 in last 5 games v NY ... outscored NYRB 6-1 last year ... RSL 3-0-4 all-time v NY in Utah ... RSL 3-0-4 all-time in home openers

Ives Galarcep@SoccerByIves

Memo to all MLS teams/players: At the end of every road game go find your fans, no matter how few, and clap them. Win, lose or draw. Period.

 

RSL Quick Kicks

  • With recent movement in regards to players acquiring green cards from the U.S. government, Real Salt Lake will officially announce an update on the squad’s international player roster status this afternoon.
  • Real Salt Lake will begin play in the second season of the revamped MLS Reserve League tonight at FC Dallas, with kickoff from FC Dallas Stadium set for 6:30 p.m. MT (RSL Communications mistakenly listed kickoff earlier this week at 5:30 p.m. … we regret the error). Fans can get updates on the important match events as they happen via RSL’s gameday Twitter feed, @RSLkickoff.
  • The club’s annual “Real Week” schedule continues today with the team’s “Hide-and-Seek City Scarfing,” a scavenger hunt across the Salt Lake valley run through the team’s official Facebook page.

 

RSL News Stand “A/V Club”

(AUDIO) ESPN700Sports.com: Nat Borchers on the “Bill Riley Show” – Monday, March 12

(AUDIO) ESPN700Sports.com: Sebastian Velasquez on ESPN700’s “On Frame” – Monday, March 12

(AUDIO) ESPN700Sports.com: Kenny Cooper on ESPN700’s “On Frame” – Monday, March 12

(AUDIO) ESPN700Sports.com: Branden Steineckert on ESPN700’s “On Frame” – Monday, March 12

(VIDEO) MLSsoccer.com: 2012 Kicks Off With a Bang

(VIDEO) MLSsoccer.com: The Daily – Tuesday, March 13

(VIDEO/POLL) The MLS Reserves: “Support Your Team” Contest voting

(POLL) Soccer by Ives: Which team impressed the most in MLS Week 1?

 

RSL News & Notes

Standard-Examiner: RSL couldn’t have asked for a better result in opener

MLSsoccer.com: All praise Espindola, RSL’s “unstoppable” force

RSL Soapbox: Four takeaways from Real Salt Lake’s 3-1 win over the LA Galaxy

 

MLS News & Notes

MLSsoccer.com: MatchCenter – Portland 3 : 1 Philadelphia

Goal.com: MLS Power Rankings: Week 1

ProSoccerTalk.com: Where the unbalanced schedule, Supporters Shield and MLS Cup champion intersect

The Sporting News: MLS opening weekend roundup: Galaxy suffer early home defeat

ESPN.com: Five things we learned from First Kick

Soccer America: MLS Rewind …

Soccer America: The Martino Experiment, Take 1

Soccer America: Attendance Watch: Five games sell out in opening week

Soccer America: CONCACAF Champions League this week …

SB Nation: Major League Soccer, Week 1: What we learned

World Soccer Reader: MLS First Kick: Five things we learned

Bleacher Report: MLS Power Rankings: Week 1

Bleacher Report: MLS Opening Weekend Review: Game-by-Game analysis

Big Apple Soccer: One more to go

NJ.com: On soccer: Red Bulls failed by coach, defense in season-opening loss to FC Dallas

Daily Breeze: Galaxy already going on defensive

OregonLive.com: MLS roundup: Offenses struggle in opening weekend

Sounder at Heart: Review: MLS Live (aka MatchDay)

Ology: Left Back: Analysis from MLS First Kick

 

US Soccer News & Notes

Soccer America: U.S. U-23 roster is one player short

Yanks Abroad: Roster Breakdown (U-23s)

USSoccerPlayers.com: Corner: MLS Schedule