RSL News Stand: Friday, June 8, 2012

WCQ & EURO 2012 begins! Get a head start on a soccer full weekend on today's News Stand

#RSL Tweets of the Day (@RealSaltLake)

   Barry Reeves ‏@SN_Reeves

.@brianstraus live from Tampa - U.S. national team, heavily favored against Antigua, seeks momentum-building victory

   SI Soccer ‏@si_soccer

Three thoughts ahead of U.S.-Antigua and Barbuda http://on.si.com/KlwABw via @grantwahl

   Real Salt Lake ‏@RealSaltLake

Best of luck to #RSL boys @NickRimando, @KyleBeckerman,@WillJohnson08 and Alvaro Saborio as they kick off WCQ today for their proud nations

Vote @MLS allstars now! #RSL Nation represent on behalf of Nick, Kyle, Nat, Sabo, Fabian & Jamison ...

 

   Cody Arnoux ‏@codyarnoux

France is going to win Euros, who y'all got?

   Nat Borchers ‏@natborchers

Can't wait for Euro 2012 to start! #entertainment

   Chris Estridge ‏@Chris_Estridge

So excited for the Euros!

   Major League Soccer ‏@MLS

Voting is now open for AT&T #MLSAllStar Cast your votes right here -->

   jonny steele ‏@jonnysteele22

Fallon in love wit Utah more n more each day!!!!

 

RSL News Stand “A/V Club”

(AUDIO) ESPN700Sports: RSL Founder Dave Checketts on the “Bill and Hans Show” – June 7, 2012

(AUDIO) ESPN700Sports: RSL Head Coach Jason Kreis on the “Bill and Hans Show” – June 7, 2012

(AUDIO) MLSsoccer.com: ExtraTime Radio podcast

(VIDEO) MLSsoccer.com: All-Star Voting: Goalkeepers

(VIDEO) MLSsoccer.com: Power 5 Speed Demons - The fastest man in MLS

(VIDEO) USsoccer.com: Studio 90: MNT Trains in Tampa for World Cup Qualifying

(VIDEO) USsoccer.com: Studio 90: The U.S. WNT Arrives in Gothenburg

(VIDEO) The Original Winger: “Endless Summer” by Oceana | Official Video UEFA EURO 2012

 

RSL & MLS News and Notes

The Salt Lake Tribune: Monson: Anybody remember RSL? Do they still play soccer games?

NOWSaltLake: RSL Player of the Week: Jamison Olave

Deseret News: MLS Week 14 power rankings unchanged as Open Cup takes center stage

MLSsoccer.com: 2012 All-Star Voting

MLSsoccer.com: Mariner says rumors of feud with Winter "ridiculous"

Soccer America: Toronto FC parts with Winter; hires Mariner

Goal.com: Friday MLS Forecast: Week 13, part two - Changing of the guard (yet again)

 

US Soccer News and Notes

USsoccer.com: U.S. Soccer Forms Referee Selection Panel for its Referee Identification and Training Initiative

USsoccer.com: World Cup Qualifying career statistics

USsoccer.com: Highlights From USA-Ecuador in Tampa - The Landon Donovan Show

USsoccer.com: A Surprise for Morgan

MLSsoccer.com: Starting XI: Top 11 questions heading into the weekend

MLSsoccer.com: Klinsmann: Forward is an "open competition" for USMNT

MLSsoccer.com: Kick Off: Klinsmann makes competitive debut vs. Antigua

MLSsoccer.com: TV Listings: US vs. ATG, 7 pm ET, ESPN

MLSsoccer.com: Castillo likely out for US, creating new left back quandary

MLSsoccer.com: The Sideline: Grantland: Fabian Johnson "US soccer's equivalent to air conditioning"

NBC Sports: ProSoccerTalk: Might USMNT reinforcement at left back be an option?

NBC Sports: ProSoccerTalk: Jozy Altidore talks about his on-going assistance for Haiti

NBC Sports: ProSoccerTalk: Clint Dempsey’s fitness status is two words: “getting there”

NBC Sports: ProSoccerTalk: Can you play left back? Maybe you should call Jurgen Klinsmann

NBC Sports: ProSoccerTalk: Raymond James Field really could use a massive umbrella

NBC Sports: ProSoccerTalk: Rain in Tampa could cause logistical issues for U.S. team

NBC  Sports: ProSoccerTalk: Looking ahead to next week’s U.S. opponent, Guatemala

Fox Soccer.com: Simple win not enough for Klinsmann

Fox Soccer.com: Bradley ready to lead new generation

Soccer America: Klinsmann's men go for points

Soccer America: Lots to play for on Concacaf Day 1

Goal.com: USA missing both left backs to begin World Cup qualifying

Goal.com: World Cup Qualifying Preview: USA - Antigua and Barbuda

Goal.com: U.S. internationals Jonathan Bornstein and Edgar Castillo find new homes in Mexico

Soccer By Ives: USMNT Notes: Johnson, Castillo doubts to play, Altidore unlikely to start & more

Examiner: US faces Antigua in start of World Cup Qualifying

Sporting News: U.S. national team, heavily favored against Antigua, seeks momentum-building victory
The New York Times: Antigua, Tiny U.S. Foe With Big Aspirations

SI.com: Three thoughts ahead of U.S.-A&B

SI.com: Dempsey again voted Fulham's player of season

NASN: US-Antigua and Barbuda coverage on NASN

Univision: El dilema de Landon Donovan y el esquema de Klinsmann en las eliminatorias
Univision: Antigua y Barbuda enfrenta a Estados Unidos en un duelo de 'David' ante 'Goliat'

 

International Soccer News and Notes

MLSsoccer.com: American Exports: Dempsey repeats as Fulham's PotY

MLSsoccer.com: CCL: Toronto get shot at revenge against Santos Laguna

MLSsoccer.com: Preview: Pitch, conditions no excuse for Canada at Cuba

NBC Sports: ProSoccerTalk: Elsewhere in regional qualifying, Canada faces Cuba

Soccer America: Soccer on TV

Soccer America: The Benna Boys' big day

Soccer By Ives: Mid-Day Ticker: Dempsey claims Fulham honor, Mathijsen sidelined and more

 

Euro 2012 News and Notes

FIFA.com: Big three eyeing EURO crown

MLSsoccer.com: Euro 2012: SKC's Nielsen says "no chance for Denmark"

NBC Sports: ProSoccerTalk: Euro 2012 odds: champion, leading scorer, group winners

NBC Sports: ProSoccerTalk: As it happens, Euro 2012 Friday: Poland-Greece, Russia-Czech Republic get it started

NBC Sports: ProSoccerTalk’s daily soccer re-set

NBC Sports: ProSoccerTalk: Dutch threaten Euro 2012 walkout with further racial abuse

Fox Soccer.com: Poland vs Greece

Soccer America: Racist abuse at Dutch training session

Soccer America: Ticket prices drop at Euro 2012

Soccer By Ives: Who will win Euro 2012?

Soccer By Ives: Friday Kickoff: Racism at Dutch training, Polish Dortmund trio on move and more

Soccer By Ives: Euro 2012: Matchday One (Group A)

Soccer By Ives: SBI's Euro 2012 Predictions

Soccer By Ives: Euro 2012: Group A Preview

Soccer By Ives: Euro 2012: Group B Preview

Soccer By Ives: Euro 2012: Group C Preview

Soccer By Ives: Euro 2012: Group D Preview

Prost Amerika: Racist Chanting to Stop Games at EURO2012

Examiner: England's UEFA European Championship training session in Pictures

Examiner: Spain favored to win Euro 2012

Examiner: Holland National team first victims of UEFA European Championship racism