Real Salt Lake News Stand: Oct. 18

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

#RSL Tweets of the Day (@RealSaltLake)

Emily Merkley ‏@em_merkley

@RealSaltLake Big weekend ahead. Let's do this! #RSL pic.twitter.com/wKw6U6URvp

Real Salt Lake ‏@RealSaltLake

Interesting tactical breakdown of PTFC by @liviubird ... #RSL http://prosoccertalk.nbcsports.com/2013/10/16/football-focus-portland-timbers-tactically-transform-under-caleb-porter-in-2013/ …

Chris Kamrani ‏@chriskamrani

Mr. @BrianSciaretta has both Rimando and Beckerman in his #USMNT 23 going to Brazil. http://bit.ly/1i09PUG  #RSL

MLS WORKS ‏@MLSWORKS

.@RealSaltLake fans...bid on this @al_saborio jersey in our BCA auction http://bit.ly/1cADLsD  #SoccerKicksCancer pic.twitter.com/dTKiul7J6v

Lovel Palmer ‏@lovelpalmer7

Coach @imamaundsta call in sick so I fill in and must say I had mad fun coaching the boys. http://instagram.com/p/fl5YORH1Gn/

 

Multimedia

ESPN700: Chris Wingert on The Bill & Hans Show

RealSaltLake.com: RSL Rewind: RSL 3-3 Portland Timbers

MLSsoccer.com: March to the Match Podcast: Who'll win Supporters' Shield? Portland-Real Salt Lake is the first domino

 

Real Salt Lake News & Notes

RealSaltLake.com: Real Salt Lake expect open game from first-place showdown with Portland Timbers

Pro Soccer Talk: Galaxy win increases stakes for Saturday’s big match in Portland

Grande Sports Academy: Corey Baird and U-18 MNT go undefeated in three matches at the 2013 Limoges Tournament

 

For the Fans, by the Fans

RSL Soapbox: Ridiculous final weeks of MLS season leaves RSL harried and hopeful

RSL Soapbox: RSL exceeding early expectations, poised for real success

Real Nation: RSL in Portland Podcast

From the Upper Deck: Eye on the Academy- Lagerwey and Kries

 

MLS, Other News & Notes

MLSsoccer.com: Kick Off: Can Sporting Kansas City take over the lead for the Supporters' Shield?

MLSsoccer.com: MLS Match Preview: Sporting Kansas City vs. DC United

MLSsoccer.com: Still "jobs to be played for" as DC United look for their first road win of the season

MLSsoccer.com: Back with Sporting Kansas City, Graham Zusi taking newfound international stardom in stride

MLSsoccer.com: Lewis Neal's October goal habit making him a cult hero for DC United

MLSsoccer.com: Save of the Week: Portland Timbers' Donovan Ricketts wins 10th award this year

MLSsoccer.com: Portland Timbers' Kalif Alhassan grabs another AT&T Goal of the Week award

MLSsoccer.com: Finally in his place: Chicago Fire's Jalil Anibaba matures into ironman role

MLSsoccer.com: No Golden Boot for Chris Wondolowski this year, but San Jose Earthquakes striker just as clutch as ever

MLSsoccer.com: Vancouver Whitecaps veteran Lee Young-Pyo wants to end his career in the playoffs: "I believe it can happen"

MLSsoccer.com: Corner kick problem solved? Mike Magee gives Chicago Fire consistency on set pieces

MLSsoccer.com: Robbie Keane talks his way into the 18, plays huge role in LA Galaxy's win over Montreal

MLSsoccer.com: On-loan Toronto FC right back Mark Bloom making a strong case for permanent move

MLSsoccer.com: Seattle Sounders' Michael Gspurning reacts to recent struggles, sudden benching

MLSsoccer.com: American Exports: Is this the weekend Jozy Altidore breaks Sunderland scoring drought?

SI.com: Who will win the MLS Supporters’ Shield race? Making the case for each contender

Goal.com: Wild MLS weekend awaits with plethora of playoff-like clashes

Pro Soccer Talk: Seattle Sounders will close the season with another huge crowd

Soccer by Ives: MLS West Notes: Last MLS original Corrales to retire, Whitecaps win trophy during bye week, and more

Soccer by Ives: MLS East Notes: Di Vaio to return next season; Bengtson wants to leave Revolution: and more