Real Salt Lake News Stand: Oct. 19

Get ready for #PORvRSL with today's edition of the News Stand

#RSL Tweets of the Day (@RealSaltLake)

Major League Soccer ‏@MLS

NEWS: We have a special treat for you on Saturday. #PORvRSL is the Stream of the Week:

Real Salt Lake ‏@RealSaltLake

WATCH REPEATEDLY until 8:30p MT on Saturday: … #RSL v PDX

Chris Kamrani ‏@chriskamrani

No need for a poker face: #RSL faces Portland Saturday, one of the most pivotal regular-season matches in history. …

Sam Stejskal ‏@samstejskal

You want #PORvRSL storylines? You got 'em. Full Shield, West and MLS Cup Playoff breakdown, Claret-and-Cobalt style …

Park Cafe ‏@parkcafeslc

#GameDay Good luck to our @RealSaltLake boys!! Huge game today & next Wed! Final push to playoffs. Let's go! One step closer to the shield!


Multimedia Video Preview: RSL at Portland Timbers Highlights: Sporting Kansas City 1, D.C. United 0


Real Salt Lake News & Notes Preview: RSL at Portland Timbers Storylines to Watch: RSL at Portland Timbers What to watch - and root - for in MLS this weekend Real Salt Lake have eyes for top of the West in latest high-stakes encounter Portland Timbers hoping to change their fortune against Real Salt Lake in big Western battle MLS Match Preview: Portland Timbers vs. Real Salt Lake

The Salt Lake Tribune: Showdown in Portland is as big as it gets

Deseret News: Western Conference title up for grabs as RSL faces Portland

ABC4: RSL looks to clinch playoff spot at Portland RSL returns to pitch in Portland Saturday, begins final regular season stretch MLS Preview: Portland Timbers - Real Salt Lake

Grande Sports Academy: Five GSA graduates ranked in Top 100 Freshman by Top Drawer Soccer


For the Fans, by the Fans

RSL Soapbox: Match Preview: RSL, without Morales, needs midfield stability

RSL Soapbox: Three Questions with Stumptown Footy: Portland and the Shield, Will Johnson, and approach


MLS, Other News & Notes MLS Match Recap: Sporting KC 1, DC United 0 Sporting KC keep October shutout streak rolling with a big helping hand from Jimmy Nielsen Landon Donovan and Omar Gonzalez expecting to battle through injury, play for LA Galaxy vs. San Jose Colorado Rapids midfielder Dillon Powers still questionable for critical match against Vancouver Vancouver Whitecaps' recent road performances giving them hope in their final two games Seattle Sounders still have eye on big-picture goals in midst of "challenging" stretch MLS Match Preview: FC Dallas vs. Seattle Sounders FC New England Revolution midfielders Kelyn Rowe, Scott Caldwell look to maintain chemistry during shakeup MLS Match Preview: New England Revolution vs. Columbus Crew Montreal Impact need to find scoring form now more than ever with playoffs looming MLS Match Preview: Montreal Impact vs. Philadelphia Union MLS Match Preview: Chicago Fire vs. Toronto FC Injury likely to force Fabian Espindola to miss New York Red Bulls’ vital match vs. Houston Dynamo Schedule makers get it right with dramatic home-and-home series Marco Di Vaio had more than himself to think of when he agreed to extension with Montreal Impact Report: Columbus Crew have interviewed Guillermo Barros Schelotto for head coaching job FC Dallas head coach Schellas Hyndman on resignation: "It's been a great journey" Houston Dynamo's Brad Davis hoping his two assists against Panama were enough to punch his ticket to Brazil DC United on the verge of the wrong kind of history after suffering 16th shutout of 2013

Pro Soccer Talk: Schellas Hyndman to step down as FC Dallas head coach

ESPN FC: Orlando to vote on stadium approval

Soccer by Ives: After initial benching, Holgersson enjoying strong second season with first-place Red Bulls