Real Salt Lake News Stand: August 9

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

 

#RSL Tweets of the Day (@RealSaltLake)

Real Salt Lake ✔ @RealSaltLake

#RSL back at #RioT Sat 7:30p v HOU ... Only 1 W v Dynamo last 12 meetings http://instagram.com/p/czBKU5sFUx/

Aaron Falk @aaronfalk

Had a chat with #RSL president Bill Manning about what the team's Open Cup run has meant to the bottom line: http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/56710697-77/rsl-cup-open-team.html.csp …

Pablo Maurer @MLSist

Clearly @BMcDonald4 has been hanging with Beckerman too much: #DCU #RSL pic.twitter.com/UDnADB3MKJ

Matt Montgomery @TheCrossbarRSL

Loved the Will Johnson display last night — http://instagram.com/p/cvWu6qkGIQ/ 

 — photo by @messedupRyan, work by great folks (cc: @StumptownFooty) #rsl

Sweetmelodious @simpson_melinda

@JoaoPlata10 goal celebrations make me absurdly happy!!! They should do a whole clip of them at the end of the season!! #RSL #iBelieve

 

Multimedia

MLSsoccer.com: Nick Rimando on ExtraTime Radio

 

Real Salt Lake News & Notes

RealSaltLake.com: By the Numbers: RSL 2-1 Portland Timbers

MLSsoccer.com: Save of the Week: Real Salt Lake’s Nick Rimando blows away the competition in Week 23

Deseret News: Real Salt Lake’s Joao Plata flourishes in substitute role

The Morgan County News: Real soccer honors Sommers as a ‘Hero Among Us’

The Salt Lake Tribune: Open Cup hasn’t helped RSL’s bottom line much - yet

The Salt Lake Tribune: Plata’s spark-plug play costing him starts

U.S. National Soccer Players: What the US Open Cup Tells Us About Two MLS Teams

 

For the Fans, By  the Fans

From the Upper Deck: RSL Family Part 4 - Fan Spencer Ferrero

RSL Soapbox: Player Ratings: US Open Cup win marked by defensive efforts

 

MLS & Other News and Notes

MLSsoccer.com: Kick Off: Orlando fans celebrate another step toward MLS expansion

MLSsoccer.com: AT&T Goal of the Week: Houston Dynamo’s Cam Weaver’s spectacular shot named Week 23 winner

MLSsoccer.com: Stoke City, Juan Agudelo reach pre-contract agreement with forward set to join EPL side January 1

MLSsoccer.com: New England Revolution finalize deal to bring Charlie Davies back to MLS

MLSsoccer.com: FC Dallas expect new signing Erick to feature in much-needed destroyer role vs. LA Galaxy

Goal.com: Friday MLS Forecast: Week 24: New additions make new possibilities

Goal.com: Agudelo signs pre-contract with Stoke, set to join club in January

Goal.com: Keith Hickey: MLS expansion will display nature of the league’s ambitions

Pro Soccer Talk: Disgruntled Toronto FC fans need to protest with more than words

Pro Soccer Talk: Colorado Rapids bolster already-potent attack by signing Gabriel Torres

Soccer America: Mayors line up behind Orlando stadium deal

Soccer America: Panama’s Torres joins summer DP class

Soccer America: Can new signing alter playoff picture?

Soccer By Ives: SBI Fantasy MLS: Round 25 Preview

Soccer By Ives: Rapids make Torres club’s first ever Designated Player

Soccer By Ives: Deal reached on Orlando City’s proposed soccer-specific stadium

Soccer By Ives: USMNT rise to no. 19 in latest FIFA rankings

SI.com: Dempsey left off U.S. national squad for Bosnia friendly