Real Salt Lake News Stand: August 5

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

#RSL Tweets of the Day (@RealSaltLake)

 Real Salt Lake ‏@RealSaltLake

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 Charles Barnard ‏@ccb1212

Here is today's Crunching the Numbers. The #RSL offense is rolling and a crazy stat about when Beltran/Wingert play http://ccb1212.blogspot.com/2013/08/crunching-numbers-rocky-mountain-cup.html …

 Setting the Table ‏@settingthetable

Only three #MLS clubs have a positive goal differential on the road: #RSL (+4), #SportingKC (+2), #TimbersFC (+1)

 RSL Soapbox ‏@rslsoapbox

Player Ratings: Rimando, Grabavoy shine in 2-2 draw at Colorado Rapids #RSL http://sbn.to/18YG7xf 

 Aaron Falk ‏@aaronfalk

Nick Rimando calls Wednesday's Open Cup match "the most important game of the year so far" for #RSL. http://m.sltrib.com/sltrib/mobile3/56689027-219/cup-rsl-lake-salt.html.csp …

 

Multimedia

RealSaltLake.com: Road to the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup

MLSsoccer.com: HIGHLIGHTS: NE Revolution vs Toronto FC

MLSsoccer.com: MLS Goal Timeline (August 3-4): Watch all the goals from this weekend's action

 

Real Salt Lake News & Notes

RealSaltLake.com: Tactical Recap: RSL 2-2 Colorado Rapids

MLSsoccer.com: Real Salt Lake’s Jason Kreis: “Without Nick Rimando in that game, I think we lose”

The Salt Lake Tribune: RSL sets sights on Open Cup final

 

For the Fans, By the Fans

Real Nation: RSL v Rapids Post-Match Hangout

RSL Soapbox: Player Ratings: Real Salt Lake 2-2 Colorado Rapids

From the Upper Deck: Crunching the Numbers – Rocky Mountain Cup Edition

 

MLS, Other News & Notes

MLSsoccer.com: New England Revolution 0, Toronto FC 1 | MLS Match Report

MLSsoccer.com: New England Revolution admit "early goal killed us" in loss to Toronto FC

MLSsoccer.com: Toronto FC see win over New England Revolution as latest benchmark for side's progress

MLSsoccer.com: VOTE: Top 3 Performers Week 23

MLSsoccer.com: Monday Postgame: Will Clint Dempsey’s arrival change the playoff picture in the Western Conference?

MLSsoccer.com: Commentary: Seattle Sounders continue to redefine expectations for MLS teams with Clint Dempsey signing

MLSsoccer.com: San Jose Earthquakes players say USMNT players returning to MLS a sign of "just how far it's come"

MLSsoccer.com: Tim Howard happy to see Seattle Sounders spend big to bring Clint Dempsey back to MLS

SI.com: Toronto FC blanks Revolution 1-0

Pro Soccer Talk: Major League Soccer Week in Review – Round 23

Pro Soccer Talk: The changing identity of … Major League Soccer

Pro Soccer Talk: The changing identity of … Seattle Sounders FC

Pro Soccer Talk: The changing identity of … Portland Timbers FC

Pro Soccer Talk: In pictures: Clint Dempsey, Seattle celebrate U.S. captain’s Sounders unveiling

Pro Soccer Talk: McInerney baffled by sudden dry spell

Goal.com: McCarthy’s Musings: Will Clint Dempsey’s MLS move start a trend or serve as an outlier?