Real Salt Lake News Stand: Oct. 31

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

#RSL Tweets of the Day (@RealSaltLake)

Real Salt Lake ‏@RealSaltLake

#RSL v LA at #RioT Thurs Nov 7 at 7p MT ... arrive EARLY wear RED be LOUD be PROUD #BELIEVE #playoffs 

Matt Montgomery ‏@TheCrossbarRSL

A nice read from @chriskamrani on the inimitable Ned Grabavoy … #RSL

RSL Soapbox ‏@rslsoapbox

2013 #RSL Defender of the Year: Tony Beltran edges out others, Chris Schuler in the mix despite injury 

Real Salt Lake ‏@RealSaltLake

VOTE: lunchtime activity, #RSL Nation: … GotY candidates from @javi_mo11, @luisitogil21, @AlvarezYordany & @al_saborio

Nick Rimando ‏@NickRimando

With some fantastic saves this week this is your last time to vote for SOW this year. Tough choices, who's your pick? 



ESPN 700: Garth Lagerwey on The Bill & Hans Show Highlights: Seattle Sounders FC 2, Colorado Rapids 0


Real Salt Lake News & Notes Goal of the Year: Vote RSL in Groups A-D

The Salt Lake Tribune: Ned Grabavoy ‘perfect guy’ in Real Salt Lake midfield

Deseret News: RSL needs to be very mindful of L.A.'s Robbie Keane


For the Fans, By the Fans

RSL Soapbox: 2013 Defender of the Year: Beltran edges out others, Schuler in the mix

RSL Soapbox: 2013 Goalkeeper of the Year: Nick Rimando the obvious pick

RSL Soapbox: 2013 Midfielder of the Year: Veterans Beckerman, Grabavoy, Morales shine, split votes

From the Upper Deck: End of Year Review- Minutes per Team Goal


MLS, Other News & Notes Kick Off: Seattle Sounders open 2013 MLS Cup Playoffs with win, set up clash with Portland Timbers Houston Dynamo aim to shut down Montreal Impact counterattack, exploit "fake defending" Oscar Pareja's defensive gamble fails to pay off in Colorado Rapids' disappointing elimination Seattle Sounders 2, Colorado Rapids 0 | MLS Cup Playoffs Match Recap Armchair Analyst: Three things we learned as Seattle Sounders finally hit their stride Chicago Fire select MLS veteran Frank Yallop as next head coach, director of soccer End of an era: DC United decline contract option for 2011 Volkswagen MLS MVP Dwayne De Rosario Dwayne De Rosario thanks DC United fans amid report his 2014 option has been declined San Jose Earthquakes players express relief at Mark Watson being named full-time head coach TV listings: Where to watch all the MLS Playoff action Vote now for 2013 AT&T Goal of the Year Groups A-D! Report: Panama asking FIFA to look at Mexican player's eligibility to play in World Cup qualifiers American Exports: Sacha Kljestan scores again for Anderlecht; Brad Friedel saves Tottenham in PKs

Pro Soccer Talk: MLS Playoff Focus: Notes on Houston ahead of Thursday’s meeting with Montreal

Pro Soccer Talk: David Beckham talks about Miami expansion … kind of

Pro Soccer Talk: MLS Playoff Preview: Montreal Impact at Houston Dynamo

Pro Soccer Talk: Starting to clean up the roster mess at D.C. United

Pro Soccer Talk: Frank Klopas out as Chicago Fire head coach

Soccer by Ives: Klinsmann against Green call-up for USMNT November camp

Soccer by Ives: Report: Miller returns to full training with Red Bulls On American Soccer: Klinsmann's prized recruit

Soccer America: Kljestan goal ties career high; Friedel survives own goal