Real Salt Lake News Stand: August 6

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

 

#RSL Tweets of the Day (@RealSaltLake)

Real Salt Lake ✔ @RealSaltLake

Tonight’s @ESPN700 #OnFrame LIVE 6-8p MT previews Wed #USOC100 Semi #RSL v PDX w/ @WillJohnson04 @MichaelOrrFtbl & @MLS_Analyst

steve floor @SteveFloor

IF YOU BELIEVE, be at the RioT on Wednesday for RSL open cup semi final!! #RSL #RSLBelieve #RSLnation pic.twitter.com/SYgK0Mm4vg

RUSS @Russ_Utes

Wednesday can't get here fast enough. Let's fill the RioT to the brim and be loud and proud. #RSLTID #RSL @RealSaltLake

Park Cafe @parkcafeslc

Rollin' deep @realsaltlake #USopencup semi final Wed. 7:30 be there or be◼ #RSL #FilltheRioT @ The…http://instagram.com/p/cpmRI5NWw5/

Raf Noboa y Rivera @noboa

PR students: lots of *great* discussion by 2 PR pros (@samstejskal & @RealSaltLake) in a Reddit AMA here: http://www.reddit.com/r/MLScomments1jr771im_sam_stejskal_rsls_manager_of_media_services/?sort=new …

 

Multimedia

RealSaltLake.com: Chris Wingert & Tony Beltran on Will Johnson’s SLC return with Portland

RealSaltLake.com: Former RSL midfielder Will Johnson on returning to SLC

ESPN 700: Nat Borchers on “The Bill & Hans Show”

MLSsoccer.com: Instant Replay: Bocanegra sees red, 4 players get off easy

MLSsoccer.com: Ref Cam: Sights and Sounds from the 2013 AT&T MLS All-Star Game

MLSsoccer.com: AT&T Goal of the Week Nominees: Week 23

Soccer By Ives: The SBI Show: Episode 60 (Talking Dempsey’s move to Seattle, MLS Week 23, and more)

 

Real Salt Lake News & Notes

RealSaltLake.com: Horton: Wednesday’s Open Cup Semi is RSL’s biggest game of the year

RealSaltLake.com: By the Numbers: US Open Cup edition

Pro Soccer Talk: PST’s MLS Player of the Week: Nick Rimando

Soccer Newsday: RSL Pushes its Limits

Reddit: AMA with the RSL Communications Team

 

For the Fans, By  the Fans

Keepin’ It Real: Q & A with Portland MF Will Johnson

RSL Soapbox: Grabavoy’s opening goal in Colorado exemplifies team movement

 

MLS & Other News and Notes

MLSsoccer.com: Kick Off: Clint Dempsey eyes glory with Seattle Sounders as USMNT star is unveiled to media

MLSsoccer.com: Clint Dempsey on Jurgen Klinsmann: “I haven’t had the opportunity to sit down and talk to him”

MLSsoccer.com: MLS Power Ranking, Week 23: New York Red Bulls take over the top spot

MLSsoccer.com: Castrol Index Weekly Top 20: Chris Wondolowski returns to MLS on top of his game in Week 23

MLSsoccer.com: Colorado Rapids’ Diego Calderon left gutted by untimely passing of old friend Christian Benitez

ESPNFC.com: Power Rankings: Week 23

Goal.com: Avi Creditor: Dempsey deal calls MLS transparency into question -- again

Goal.com: Dempsey: ‘I look back with no regrets’ about European career

Goal.com: Source: Landon Donovan attracting serious interest from European clubs

Pro Soccer Talk: So now comes the hard part: Where and how does Seattle play Clint Dempsey?

Pro Soccer Talk: The Dempsey Route: Allocation in focus, but another “rule change” a bigger issue for MLS

Pro Soccer Talk: Is Omar Gonzalez worth LA Galaxy’s third Designated Player spot?

Pro Soccer Talk: The Carlo Cudicini era apparently over, Galaxy sign Panama No. 1 Jaime Penedo

Pro Soccer Talk: Have the Toronto FC team we all expected finally arrived?

Soccer America: Dempsey: Timing was right for move to Sounders

SI.com: Power Rankings: Dempsey signs; Colorado and New York shine

SI.com: How Seattle’s stunning Clint Dempsey deal got done

Soccer By Ives: SBI MLS Player of the Week: Chris Wondolowski

Soccer By Ives: SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Deshorn Brown

Soccer By Ives: Agudelo signs pre-contract with Stoke City

Soccer By Ives: Galaxy sign Panamanian goalkeeper Penedo