Real Salt Lake News Stand: Feb. 27

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

#RSL Tweets of the Day (@RealSaltLake)

Luis Gil Luis Gil ‏@luisitogil21

Hasn't sunk in yet. But damn we did it!! #TURKEY #WorldCup #USA

Real Salt Lake Real Salt Lake ‏@RealSaltLake

#RSL man @luisitogil21 back in Utah today, prep for SJ #MarchToSoccer ... http://instagr.am/p/WM2mcxsFdK/ 

Kyle McCarthy Kyle McCarthy ‏@kylejmccarthy

RSL midfielder Luis Gil on what he'll take from this tournament: "Confidence."

Major League Soccer Major League Soccer ‏@MLS

MLS announces Direct Kick satellite and cable TV package for 2013:http://soc.cr/i6his  #MarchToSoccer

Liviu Bird Liviu Bird ‏@liviubird

Former No. 1 draft pick by RSL at age 16, Nik Besagno, is now the head coach of Washington Crossfire's PDL team: http://bit.ly/ZAw1ND .

 

Multimedia

ESPN 700: Garth Lagerwey on “The Bill and Hans Show”

MLSsoccer.com: 2013 Season Roundtable: Budweiser Golden Boot

 

Real Salt Lake News & Notes

RealSaltLake.com: Gil scores as US qualifies for U-20 World Cup

RealSaltLake.com: Dunseth: RSL “the deepest team” in MLS

Sporting News: Seattle, San Jose primed to challenge Beckham-less L.A.

The Salt Lake Tribune: Luis Gil returning to RSL after U-20 win

The Salt Lake Tribune: Former RSL midfielder Will Johnson named Portland captain

Deseret News: RSL season preview: Breaking down the forwards

Pro Soccer Talk: Major League Soccer team previews: Real Salt Lake

MLSsoccer.com: U-20s: USA 4, Canada 2: Yanks earn World Cup berth

MLSsoccer.com: U-20s: For US stars Gil, Villarreal team ethic trumps all on path to World Cup

 

For the Fans, By the Fans

RSL Soapbox: Season Preview: Squad retooling sees RSL with opportunities

RSL Soapbox: Luis Gil heading back to SLC as US U-20s qualify for 2013 World Cup

Real Nation: Gil, Villarreal lead U-20s to World Cup

RSL Perspective: For Real Salt Lake it’s time for the MLS regular season

 

MLS, Other News & Notes

MLSsoccer.com: MLS commissioner Don Garber hits YouTube for March to Soccer address

MLSsoccer.com: Central Winger: Sifting through Opta data to sequence the soccer genome

MLSsoccer.com: Sounders say they’re closing in on transfer of Obafemi Martins

MLSsoccer.com: Will Johnson poised for leadership role, could take Timbers’ armband this week

MLSsoccer.com: Dynamo’s Cummings still shelved after offseason knee surgery

MLSsoccer.com: Secret to success for Dynamo’s Bruin? Keeping a short memory

MLSsoccer.com: Ruiz eager to teach United’s youngsters the tricks of his trade

MLSsoccer.com: Colorado Rapids starting GK Matt Pickens could miss opener

SI.com: MLS preseason player survey, Part I

SI.com: MLS preseason player survey, Part II

Sporting News: MLS 2013 West Preview: Seattle, SJ primed to challenge Beckham-less LA

Sporting News: MLS 2013 East Preview: Dynamo, doing it their way, still the class of the East

Fox Soccer: USA books ticket to U-20 World Cup

Pro Soccer Talk: Stuart Holden plays first league match in almost two years

Soccer By Ives: Fire add Amarikwa in swamp with Toronto