Real Salt Lake News Stand: Feb. 25

Catch up on all the latest news from around the soccer world

#RSL Tweets of the Day (@RealSaltLake)

Jason Kreis Jason Kreis ‏@JasonKreis

My 18th MLS Preseason Completed! I am hoping this view we were treated to yesterday is a sign of what lies

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Real Salt Lake Real Salt Lake ‏@RealSaltLake

2013 #RSL PRE-season in the books ... Lasting image from Tucson of @al_saborio & @joaoplata10 ... Can't… 

Kyle Beckerman Kyle Beckerman ‏@KyleBeckerman

Been fun Tucson! Thanks @fc_tucson @cactuspricks 

SeBasTian VeLasQueZ SeBasTian VeLasQueZ ‏@TiaN_Futbol

It's Been Real Tucson! Now 2hr Drive To Phoenix And Then Flight To SLC! :) #Preseason-Over #RSL

Joao Plata Joao Plata ‏@JoaoPlata10

Thank god 4 having a good preseason, now on to focus on the season! Gracias a Dios tuvimos una buena preseason ahor a enfocarno en el torneo

Nick Rimando Nick Rimando ‏@NickRimando

So tired... 

Andy Williams Andy Williams ‏@bommadog

Last preseason game and I must say I'm excited for the new season. Newcomers and all I think we have a great team. #Pumped



Multimedia DDC Final Highlights: RSL 0-1 Seattle

ESPN 700: Kyle Beckerman on “The Bill and Hans Show” Donovan talks, U-20’s and Brek Shea

Real Salt Lake News & Notes Desert Diamond Cup Final: RSL 0-1 Seattle Sounders FC Real Salt Lake signs GK Josh Saunders, MF Khari Stephenson Horton: Saunders, Stephenson add valuable experience to young RSL side Desert Diamond Cup: Sounders win final, Revs top RBNY RSL know young, error-prone backline must learn on job

The Salt Lake Tribune: RSL 2.0: Patience required as team looks at long term

The Salt Lake Tribune: RSL signs veterans Josh Saunders, Khari Stephenson

Deseret News: Real Salt Lake drops Desert Diamond Cup Final to Seattle Real Salt Lake GM explains major roster changes up top for 2013 Real Salt Lake falls to Seattle in final preseason Desert Diamond Cup match


For the Fans, By the Fans

RSL Soapbox: RSL falls to counterattacking Seattle, loses Desert Diamond Cup Final

Real Nation: DDC Final: What We Learned

Keepin’ it Real: Searching for answers to four questions

Keepin’ it Real: Thoughts on Saunders, Stephenson acquisitions

RSL Soccer Talk: 5 questions with newly signed RSL forward Devon Sandoval


MLS, Other News & Notes Commentary: Turning 18, MLS & its supporters are entering brave new era 6 days ‘til MLS: Can Nelsen lead culture change at TFC? MLS announces partnership with French Football Federation Cahill says Donovan should embrace “weight of the world” Rapids’ Rivero, Castillon may return sooner than expected Chelis says Bornstein not in his plans at Chivas USA Sounders sign veteran center back Djimi Traore Whitecaps’ Rennie: Reo-Coker could start opener vs. TFC Despite loss, Red Bulls see signs of being “pretty special”

Pro Soccer Talk: Is there a new MLS logo in the works?

Pro Soccer Talk: Nearing MLS first kick, Freddy Adu still stuck in bad place

Pro Soccer Talk: Major League Soccer position top tens: Center backs Monday MLS Breakdown: Buying or selling?

Soccer By Ives: 2013 Power Rankings

Grantland: Maradona, Then and Now