Real Salt Lake News Stand: May 17

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

#RSL Tweets of the Day (@RealSaltLake)

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#RSL GK @NickRimando talks about honor of representing #USMNT at home stadium, balancing club/country duties, etc.: …

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RIMANDO, on today’s #USMNT call-up: “It’s a great feeling and honor to be called up for the next set of very important WCQ games.”

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RIMANDO: “Having a game in my home stadium makes it truly special to not only represent USA but #RSL; I’ll be ready if called upon.”

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#RSL goalkeeper Nick Rimando called up to #USMNT. …

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Get well soon Rich! RT @RichBalchan: Surgery was a success! 

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Rimando isn't the only #RSL GK that got good news recently; the on-loan @Jeff_Attinella1 made NASL Team of the Week …

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Beckham Retires And Im Fortunate To Say I Got To Play Against Him! He Is A Futbol Legend And Mad… 

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Also, make sure to get your tickets for the USOC game. Let's break the 17,000+ record from last year! Spread the word. #RSL


Multimedia Soccer Smarts with Professor Leo: Get to know your defenders

ESPN 700: Nick Rimando on The Bill & Hans Show USMNT: Klinsmann talks about key players in World Cup Qualifiers Ref Cam: First look at referee point of view


Real Salt Lake News & Notes Rimando called up for U.S. World Cup Qualifiers Balchan to miss 4-6 months after undergoing shoulder surgery Attinella named to NASL Team of the Week Academy Update: RSL-AZ U-18s and U-16s qualify for playoffs

The Salt Lake Tribune: RSL's Nick Rimando called up to National Team camp

Deseret News: RSL's Rimando called up to National Team

ABC4: Rimando called up to U.S. World Cup team RSL GK Nick Rimando called up to U.S. National Team for World Cup Qualifiers

Soccer By Ives: RSL Notes: Saborio returns to training, RSL wants to make a statement


For the Fans, By the Fans

RSL Soapbox: Rimando called up to USMNT, won't miss any RSL matches

RSL Perspective: Actual vs. Perceived: What really was the impact of David Beckham on MLS?


MLS, Other News & Notes Klinsmann calls 26 players to begin training camp for matches in May and June Jurgen Klinsmann unveils USMNT roster for World Cup qualifiers and Germany, Belgium friendlies Commentary: As usual, Jurgen Klinsmann throws a few wrinkles into US national team roster Ex-LA Galaxy star David Beckham officially announces his retirement after 20-year career David Beckham's LA Galaxy teammates reflect on retiring star: "Absolutely an amazing career" LA Galaxy brass react to retirement of former club icon Beckham: “A person you cannot replace” Toronto FC continue making moves, trade draft pick for Sporting KC winger Bobby Convey Houston Dynamo's Tally Hall reacts to call-up for first career CONCACAF WCQ FC Dallas' most pleasant surprise? Set-piece threat from newcomer Michel San Jose Earthquakes' Honduran trio dance to their own drummer launches beta version of new digital match experience: Golazo!

Soccer By Ives: Disappointed Donovan turns focus to possible Gold Cup call-up

Soccer By Ives: USMNT Daily Update: A closer look at Klinsmann's roster selections

Soccer America: Some surprises in Klinsmann picks and omissions

Soccer America: Lead-ins impact MLS television numbers

Pro Soccer Talk: Well, that settles that on any U.S. goalkeeper debate

Pro Soccer Talk: Beckham as MLS owner, did that moment just inch closer?

Pro Soccer Talk: Meanwhile in MLS...Remember when Bobby Convey played for Sporting KC?