Real Salt Lake News Stand: August 23

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

 

#RSL Tweets of the Day (@RealSaltLake)

Real Salt Lake @RealSaltLake

#RSL’s 4-10-1 reg season mark v Crew is clubs worst v any MLS opponent, w/ only 1 win in last 6 … BUT RSL has playoff & CCL series victories

Matt Montgomery @TheCrossbarRSL

Federico Higuain leads the league in key passes at 97, 22 mins per kp; Javier Morales second at 68, 26 mins per key pass.

Charles Barnard @ccb1212

The offense is on fire for #RSL and some crazy stats for Olmes Garcia in this mornings Crunching the Numbers http://ccb1212.blogspot.com/2013/08/crunching-numbers-portland.html …

Soccer Newsday @SoccerNewsday

Heart of the Lion: RSL Fight for Draw with Timbers http://bit.ly/17PMwcg 

 #rsl #realsaltlake #mls #KingdomOfSalt

Álvaro Saborío ✔ @al_saborio

Good night / buenas noches http://instagram.com/p/dV2v2LH7_z/

 

Multimedia

ESPN 700: Chris Wingert on “The Bill & Hans Show”

MLSsoccer.com: Taylor Twellman (ESPN) and Jay DeMerit (VAN) on Extratime Radio

MLSsoccer.com: MLS Insider featuring KC Wizards’ defeat of Man United, Diego Valeri and the USMNT

MLSsoccer.com: 90+ The Best Highlights from Week 25, all in 90 Seconds

NASN Radio: Best Socer Show: Landon Rumors, Union High School & Seattle-Portland

 

Real Salt Lake News & Notes

RealSaltLake.com: By the Numbers: RSL 3-3 Portland Timbers

The Salt Lake Tribune: Real Salt Lake on top, but in precarious position

Soccer By Ives: RSL Notes: Grossman takes advantage of opportunity; Alvarez set for another sideline spell; and more

Soccer Newsday: Heart of the Lion: RSL Fight for Draw with Timbers

 

For the Fans, By  the Fans

From the Upper Deck: Crunching the Numbers - Portland

RSL Soapbox: Player Ratings: Morales, late sub Grossman push RSL to 3-3 draw against Portland

RSL Soapbox: Set pieces: RSL needs to renew focus on defense after month of struggles

RSL Soapbox: RSL’s weekly changes in defense: Breaking down the breakdown

 

MLS & Other News and Notes

MLSsoccer.com: Kick Off: New Crew owner Anthony Precourt aims to change perception, reality in Columbus

MLSsoccer.com: Big Debate: Who would you build your team around - Diego Valeri or Clint Dempsey?

MLSsoccer.com: Australian international David Carney ends near-year long spell of inactivity by signing with New York Red Bulls

MLSsoccer.com: Young Sporting Kansas City midfielder Uri Rosell showing he has the skills, brains to be a star

ESPNFC.com: MLS notebook: SKC’s Benny Feilhaber shows signs of acclimating

Goal.com: Friday MLS Forecast - Week 26: Bracing for a sea of green in the Pacific Northwest

The Guardian: MLS Week 26: reviews and previews

Pro Soccer Talk: MLS Preview: Chicago Fire vs. Sporting Kansas City

Pro Soccer Talk: Report: U.S. to host Bosnia in St. Louis if both qualify for World Cup

Pro Soccer Talk: Vancouver striker Kenny Miller retires from Scottish national team

Soccer America: Besler’s adaptability is a snug fit in SKC and USA defense

SI.com: New owner Precourt hopes to move Crew into MLS modernity

Soccer By Ives: Sounders Notes: Seattle looking to extend home unbeaten streak; Dempsey finding form; and more

Soccer By Ives: Galaxy recall duo from Strikers, loan them to RailHawks

Soccer By Ives: Americans Abroad: Weekend Preview

U.S. National Soccer Players: The Next Big Game in Major League Soccer

U.S. National Soccer Players: Questions: The MLS Triple Crown