Real Salt Lake News Stand: March 3

All the latest news ahead of RSL's season opener at San Jose

#RSL Tweets of the Day (@RealSaltLake

Jake Jake ‏@SLTID_Jake

Finally. #RSL

bryan king bryan king ‏@YNWA_King2

Finally #RSL plays again! MLS first kick weekend taking on San Jose #RSLTID 

Taylor Fugate Taylor Fugate ‏@smackdowntay

Months of off season agony ends today. #RSL

Andy Allred Andy Allred ‏@andrewjallred

Eight hours til my life begins again. Let's go boys. #rsltid#seasonopener #sundaynightsoccer #mls #rsl #mlscup#wewillbechampions

Real Salt Lake WUFC Real Salt Lake WUFC ‏@RSLWUFC

LESS THAN 24 HOURS!!!! Go to sleep listening to this, wake up with this as your alarm, SING IT ALL DAY! 2013 is here! 

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Aaron Falk Aaron Falk ‏@aaronfalk

We're just hours away from the start of #RSL's season. Beckerman should get his 300th regular season start. Rimando sitting on 99 shutouts.

Bill Riley Bill Riley ‏@espn700bill

@RealSaltLake Players I'm most anxious to see in "real" match action- 1. Luis Gil 2. Robbie Findley 3. Sebastian Velasquez 4. Joao Plata


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Real Salt Lake News & Notes Real Salt Lake signs DF Rich Balchan Real Salt Lake chuffed for return to house of horrors in San Jose Real Salt Lake sign defender Rich Balchan to bolster injury-hit backline

Deseret News: RSL opens 2013 campaign with question marks

Standard-Examiner: New-look Real faces uncertainty in MLS 2013


For the Fans, By the Fans

RSL Soapbox: RSL signs former Columbus Crew defender Rich Balchan

Keepin’ it Real: RSL set for match against Quakes

Keepin’ it Real: RSL forwards analysis


MLS, Other News & Notes MLS Match Recap: Philadelphia Union 1, Sporting Kansas City 3 MLS Match Recap: Vancouver Whitecaps 1, Toronto FC 0 MLS Match Recap: Houston Dynamo 2, D.C. United 0 MLS Match Recap: FC Dallas 1, Colorado Rapids 0 MLS Match Recap: Seattle Sounders 0, Montreal Impact 1 MLS Match Recap: Chivas USA 0, Columbus Crew 3 Sporting KC’s Graham Zusi: Comeback win in Philly a show of character Vancouver Whitecaps’ hero Gershon Koffie aiming for 10 goals in 2013 Unlucky break spoils James Riley’s DC debut: “I feel like I let the guys down” Ricardo Clark and Carlos Ruiz reconcile, swap jerseys nearly six years after violent on-field incident Despite win vs. Colorado, FC Dallas admit: “We’ve had better training sessions” Montreal Impact show newfound road savvy: “We’ve learned our lessons” Chivas USA’s Chelis primed to make changes after opening loss to Crew Seattle Sounders part ways with German midfielder Christian Tiffert U20s: US look to make history in hostile territory vs. rivals Mexico Stalwarts, surprises highlight opening day of MLS

Pro Soccer Talk: Quick recap of Saturday’s opening night in MLS

Pro Soccer Talk: An outright embarrassing situation at Chivas USA

Pro Soccer Talk: Sigi Schmid’s comments, and Seattle’s 2013 roster strategy

Fox Soccer: Tourney final benefits young USA squad