Real Salt Lake News Stand: August 7

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

 Real Salt Lake ✔ @RealSaltLake

Last night’s @espn700 #OnFrame w/ @OriginalWinger & @MLS_Analyst @WillJohnson04 @MichaelOrrFtbl #RSL v PDX #USOC100http://espn.kall700sports.com/onframe-8-6-13/

 Major League Soccer  @MLS

Tonight: A meeting of the minds. Great minds. http://soc.cr/nIgbs  #rctid #RSL #USOC100 pic.twitter.com/NuAVDlQfss

 Ryan Terry @messedupRyan

Breaking out 2 new banners at tonight's game.   Check out the rail below Sec 235 tonight to see a LOT of hours of work... #RSL #USOC

 Park Cafe @parkcafeslc

Been counting down the days for this #USOC semifinal @RealSaltLake vs Portland tonight at the #Riot 7:30. Be there! No excuses #FilltheRioT

 Real Salt Lake WUFC @RSLWUFC

Today is the most important game day of the season so far. Be EARLY and be LOUD! #RSL #USOC  http://youtu.be/UICdrD8E-6I

 

Multimedia

RealSaltLake.com: RSL vs Portland Timbers - Match Preview

ESPN 700: OnFrame: August 6

ESPN 700: Will Johnson on OnFrame

ESPN 700: Matt Doyle on OnFrame

ESPN 700: Michael Orr on OnFrame

ESPN 700: Jason Kreis on “The Bill & Hans Show”

ABC4.com: RSL braces for the return of Will Johnson

MLSsoccer.com: How RSL and Portland are mirror images - Between the Lines

 

Real Salt Lake News & Notes

RealSaltLake.com: Preview: RSL v. Portland Timbers

RealSaltLake.com: Rimando up for Save of the Week

MLSsoccer.com: Kick Off: Real Salt Lake and Portland Timbers go head-to-head in highly anticipated US Open Cup semi

MLSsoccer.com: US Open Cup: Chris Wingert, Tony Beltran return, but Javier Morales injury a worry for Real Salt Lake

The Salt Lake Tribune: Portland captain Will Johnson ready to face former mates in Open Cup semi

The Salt Lake Tribune: What’s behind Will Johnson’s breakout year?

Goal.com: Real Salt Lake vs Portland Timbers Preview

Prost Amerika: RSL, Timbers Aiming for Open Cup Glory

SI.com: Next big step for MLS: Winning CONCACAF Champions League

 

For the Fans, By  the Fans

From the Upper Deck: Man in the Middle Ref Preview - Mark Geiger

RSL Soapbox: RSL facing similar side in PT in bid to continue USOC run

RSL Soapbox: Three Questions with Stumpton Footy: USOC a must-win for Portland Timbers

Real Nation: US Open Cup Preview

Terry Tipster: Altitude in MLS

 

MLS & Other News and Notes

MLSsoccer.com: US Open Cup: Chicago Fire wary of revamped DC United - “They’re going to be a different team”

MLSsoccer.com: DC United going full bore into semifinal as one chance to salvage dismal season

MLSsoccer.com: CONCACAF Champions League: Sporting Kansas City shouldn’t “settle for anything less” than winning group

MLSsoccer.com: New York Red Bulls’ Kosuke Kimura certain to miss Columbus Crew match after ugly hit

MLSsoccer.com: After cathartic vacation, Jesse Marsch eyes another opportunity in MLS

ESPNFC.com: MLS Team of the Week: D.C. United

ESPNFC.com: Sounders sell out Clint Dempsey debut

ESPNFC.com: Orlando City seeks fast track in bid to join MLS

Goal.com: Chicago Fire vs D.C. United Preview

Goal.com: McCarthy’s Musings: Will Johnson emerges from the shadows, leads Portland into Open Cup semifinal against Real Salt Lake

Pro Soccer Talk: Clint Dempsey’s home debut in Seattle: SOLD OUT

Pro Soccer Talk: No MLS contests - but huge night ahead for MLS clubs

Soccer America: Timbers lock up rare game-breaker

Soccer America: Report: Agudelo signs Stoke pre-contract

Soccer America: Quakes suddenly look formidable

Soccer By Ives: MLS Evening Ticker: Sounders-Timbers match sold out; Rapids sign Uruguayan forward Sanchez; and more

Soccer By Ives: Irwin lays out harsh realities of life in soccer outside of MLS