Real Salt Lake News Stand: Dec. 4

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

#RSL Tweets of the Day (@RealSaltLake)

Real Salt Lake ‏@RealSaltLake

Almost halfway through #MLSCup week ... #RSL at KC Sat Dec 7 2p MT ... #BELIEVE #fantasticallytogether http://instagram.com/p/hfH778sFaY/

Matthew Doyle ‏@MLS_Analyst

Attack from the back: RSL & Sporting KC's different approaches | Between the Lines #MLS http://www.mlssoccer.com/video/2013/12/03/attack-back-rsl-sporting-kcs-different-approaches-between-lines …

Brian Sciaretta ‏@BrianSciaretta

I spoke to @RealSaltLake defender Chris Schuler on his strong playoff push which has helped lift his team to MLS Cup http://www.americansoccernow.com/articles/chris-schuler-hopes-strong-mls-cup-leads-to-u-s …

Real Salt Lake ‏@RealSaltLake

#RSL not concerned with lack of KC familiarity, writes @DesNewsRealhttp://www.deseretnews.com/article/865591765/Real-Salt-Lake-RSL-not-concerned-by-unfamiliarity-with-Kansas-City.html …

Sam Stejskal ‏@samstejskal

No worries on #BestXI. #RSL has a chance to prove it has the #BestXI in all of @MLS on Saturday. That's more than enough.

 

Multimedia

ESPN 700: Garth Lagerwey on The Bill & Hans Show

ESPN 700: On Frame – Hour 1

ESPN 700: On Frane – Hour 2

MLSsoccer.com: Attack from the back: RSL & Sporting KC's different approaches | Between the Lines

MLSsoccer.com: March to the Match: The Final Countdown

MLSsoccer.com: MLS Cup Final Super Subs: 5 guys to watch for off the bench | Playoff Central

MLSsoccer.com: Portland Timbers Diego Valeri | 2013 Newcomer of the Year

 

Real Salt Lake News & Notes

RealSaltLake.com: How Jason Kreis turned compulsive desire into coaching success at Real Salt Lake

RealSaltLake.com: Horton: Getting to know Sporting Kansas City

RealSaltLake.com: Highlights from Tony Beltran's Reddit AMA

RealSaltLake.com: No Real Salt Lake players named to MLS Best XI

RealSaltLake.com: Rimando finishes second in MLS Goalkeeper of the Year voting

MLSsoccer.com: MLS Cup: Which manager has the edge? Sporting KC's Peter Vermes vs. Real Salt Lake's Jason Kreis

The Salt Lake Tribune: Kragthorpe: RSL now a fixture in Utah sports

The Salt Lake Tribune: Rebuild pays off sooner than expected

The Salt Lake Tribune: Forecast for MLS Cup final? Cold

Deseret News: RSL not concerned by unfamiliarity with Kansas City

Deseret News: Real Salt Lake proving it belongs among the nation's elite

Deseret News: Wild rides: Significant games in RSL's road to an MLS Cup berth in 2013, 2009

American Soccer Now: Chris Schuler Hopes Strong MLS Cup Leads to U.S.

 

For the Fans, By the Fans

RSL Soapbox: RSL players left out of MLS Best XI for second-straight year

RSL Soapbox: MLS Cup 2013: Recapping RSL's loss to Sporting KC in July

From the Upper Deck: Eye on the Academy- What is USL PRO and the PDL?

 

MLS, Other News & Notes

MLSsoccer.com: Kick Off: All the biggest headlines from MLS Commissioner Don Garber's State of the League address

MLSsoccer.com: MLS commissioner Don Garber discusses expansion, scheduling in latest State of the League address

MLSsoccer.com: Portland Timbers' Donovan Ricketts wins second Allstate Goalkeeper of the Year honor

MLSsoccer.com: Status of many Columbus Crew players remains in limbo as the club looks to rebound in 2014

MLSsoccer.com: After "big year" in Kansas City, Sporting KC maintaining business-like approach for MLS Cup

MLSsoccer.com: MLS reveals 2013 Best XI, headlined by Portland Timbers trio

ESPN FC: Note to MLS: Expansion isn't always a sure thing

ESPN FC: State of MLS: Is this much expansion good or bad?

SI.com: Travel demands in spacious Brazil underrated aspect of World Cup journey

SI.com: Garber touches on MLS expansion, academies, transparency and more in address

Goal.com: Garber identifies Miami and Atlanta as leading expansion contenders

Goal.com: On American Soccer: A closer look at USA World Cup draw possibilities

Pro Soccer Talk: How well did Major League Soccer’s format work in 2013? Few qualms with this year’s results

Pro Soccer Talk: Some interesting names to discuss as Toronto FC declines contract options on several notable veterans

Pro Soccer Talk: Formula for the next MLS expansion city: simple, MLS commissioner says

Pro Soccer Talk: Reactions and thoughts as MLS reveals its Best XI team