Real Salt Lake News Stand: August 19

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

#RSL Tweets of the Day (@RealSaltLake)

 Aaron Falk ‏@aaronfalk

Some thoughts from #RSL captain on his yellow card and missing the Portland game. http://m.sltrib.com/sltrib/mobile3/56750254-219/beckerman-captain-game-kick.html.csp …

 Real Salt Lake ‏@RealSaltLake

#RSL not "as sharp as we wanted to be" in 2:4 loss at LA, writes @TylerHGray for @MLS ... http://www.realsaltlake.com/news/2013/08/rsl-admits-it-couldnt-maintain-last-ditch-defending-90-minutes-loss-galaxy …

 Aaron Falk ‏@aaronfalk

#RSL coach Jason Kreis on the loss to L.A. : "I don’t really feel like everyone gave their best." http://m.sltrib.com/sltrib/mobile3/56750253-219/rsl-lake-salt-games.html.csp …

 Michael Saad ‏@RoleModel83

Some particularly enticing weekday @MLS games this round... RSL at Portland 11:00pm Wed on Direct Kick, SKC at Chicago 8:30pm Fri on @NBCSN.

 Denzel Eslinger ‏@f4denz

Well despite losing to the Galaxy, #RSL will keep the top overall spot in #MLS as #SKC loses and #NYRB draw.

 

Multimedia

MLSsoccer.com: HIGHLIGHTS: SJ Earthquakes vs. Sporting KC

MLSsoccer.com: MLS Goal Timeline (August 17-18): Watch all the goals from this weekend's action

 

Real Salt Lake News & Notes

The Salt Lake Tribune: Beckerman suspended for Portland game

The Salt Lake Tribune: Coach says RSL didn’t give its best vs. L.A.

MLSsoccer.com: After earning DP tag, LA Galaxy's Omar Gonzalez answers Real Salt Lake smack talk with long-awaited goal

 

For the Fans, By the Fans

From the Upper Deck: Crunching the Numbers – LA Edition

Real Nation: Hangout: I Left My Heart in LA

RSL Soapbox: Player Ratings: Real Salt Lake 2-4 LA Galaxy

 

MLS, Other News & Notes

MLSSoccer.com: San Joes Earthquakes 1, Sporting KC 0 | MLS Match Recap

MLSsoccer.com: Jon Busch gets the perfect birthday present in San Jose's win over Sporting KC

MLSsoccer.com: Sporting KC head coach Peter Vermes says officiating changed course of loss to San Jose

MLSsoccer.com: Kick Off: Jason Kreis hasn't penned contract extension yet, but Real Salt Lake owner says they're working on it

MLSsoccer.com: Jaime Penedo's stout LA Galaxy debut raises questions about Carlo Cudicini's future

MLSsoccer.com: VOTE: Top 3 Performers Week 25

ESPN FC: Wondolowski helps Quakes flatten KC

Pro Soccer Talk: Strugglers to verge of MLS playoffs: Portland, Colorado, Philadelphia

Pro Soccer Talk: MLS Weekend in Review – Round 25

Pro Soccer Talk: On-loan Sounders’ striker Fredy Montero nets hat-trick in Sporting Lisbon debut

Goal.com: Monday MLS Breakdown: What does Omar Gonzalez’s Designated Player deal mean for MLS?