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 #USOC100

 Major League Soccer  @MLS

Tonight: A meeting of the minds. Great minds.  #rctid #RSL #USOC100

 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


Multimedia 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” RSL braces for the return of Will Johnson How RSL and Portland are mirror images - Between the Lines


Real Salt Lake News & Notes Preview: RSL v. Portland Timbers Rimando up for Save of the Week Kick Off: Real Salt Lake and Portland Timbers go head-to-head in highly anticipated US Open Cup semi 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? Real Salt Lake vs Portland Timbers Preview

Prost Amerika: RSL, Timbers Aiming for Open Cup Glory 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 US Open Cup: Chicago Fire wary of revamped DC United - “They’re going to be a different team” DC United going full bore into semifinal as one chance to salvage dismal season CONCACAF Champions League: Sporting Kansas City shouldn’t “settle for anything less” than winning group New York Red Bulls’ Kosuke Kimura certain to miss Columbus Crew match after ugly hit After cathartic vacation, Jesse Marsch eyes another opportunity in MLS MLS Team of the Week: D.C. United Sounders sell out Clint Dempsey debut Orlando City seeks fast track in bid to join MLS Chicago Fire vs D.C. United Preview 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