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)

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Almost halfway through #MLSCup week ... #RSL at KC Sat Dec 7 2p MT ... #BELIEVE #fantasticallytogether

Matthew Doyle ‏@MLS_Analyst

Attack from the back: RSL & Sporting KC's different approaches | Between the Lines #MLS …

Brian Sciaretta ‏@BrianSciaretta

I spoke to @RealSaltLake defender Chris Schuler on his strong playoff push which has helped lift his team to MLS Cup …

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#RSL not concerned with lack of KC familiarity, writes @DesNewsReal …

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.



ESPN 700: Garth Lagerwey on The Bill & Hans Show

ESPN 700: On Frame – Hour 1

ESPN 700: On Frane – Hour 2 Attack from the back: RSL & Sporting KC's different approaches | Between the Lines March to the Match: The Final Countdown MLS Cup Final Super Subs: 5 guys to watch for off the bench | Playoff Central Portland Timbers Diego Valeri | 2013 Newcomer of the Year


Real Salt Lake News & Notes How Jason Kreis turned compulsive desire into coaching success at Real Salt Lake Horton: Getting to know Sporting Kansas City Highlights from Tony Beltran's Reddit AMA No Real Salt Lake players named to MLS Best XI Rimando finishes second in MLS Goalkeeper of the Year voting 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 Kick Off: All the biggest headlines from MLS Commissioner Don Garber's State of the League address MLS commissioner Don Garber discusses expansion, scheduling in latest State of the League address Portland Timbers' Donovan Ricketts wins second Allstate Goalkeeper of the Year honor Status of many Columbus Crew players remains in limbo as the club looks to rebound in 2014 After "big year" in Kansas City, Sporting KC maintaining business-like approach for MLS Cup 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? Travel demands in spacious Brazil underrated aspect of World Cup journey Garber touches on MLS expansion, academies, transparency and more in address Garber identifies Miami and Atlanta as leading expansion contenders 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