Real Salt Lake News Stand: Dec. 5

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

#RSL Tweets of the Day (@RealSaltLake)

RSL Nation ‏@TheRSLnation

2 days until kickoff. #MLSCup #OurCup @RealSaltLake #RSLnation let's send our boys off in style today. pic.twitter.com/eMtmnzVQuO

Nick Rimando ‏@NickRimando

Preparing for KC. #RSLvKC #MLSCup2013 pic.twitter.com/0O2uZa7kjh

Bill Riley ‏@espn700bill

Full coverage of #RSL and #MLSCUP from KC with me, @OriginalWinger over the next 3 days on @ESPN700 and @RSL4Utah #Believe

Steve Davis ‏@SteveDavis90

Looking back at @RealSaltLake's top moment in life ... the 2009 MLS Cup triumph: http://prosoccertalk.nbcsports.com/2013/12/04/looking-back-at-real-salt-lakes-top-moment-the-2009-mls-cup-triumph/ … via @ProSoccerTalk

Chris Kamrani ‏@chriskamrani

Here's my post on a 38-minute sit-down with @RealSaltLake owner Dell Loy Hansen today. Worth checking out. http://bit.ly/18mOC3c

 

Multimedia

MLSsoccer.com: Is Sporting KC the MLS Cup favorite over Real Salt Lake? | Playoff Central

MLSsoccer.com: The Road to the 2013 MLS Cup Final

ESPN 700: Jason Kreis on The Bill & Hans Show

ABC 4: RSL braces for the cold in Kansas City

American Soccer Now: Can SKC See Through RSL's Stout Defense?

 

Real Salt Lake News & Notes

RealSaltLake.com: Real Salt Lake to hold fan send-off on Thursday

RealSaltLake.com: RSL players shrug off absences in MLS postseason awards

RealSaltLake.com: Real Salt Lake battling the elements at home and in Kansas City

RealSaltLake.com: Rimando, Stephenson in familiar territory with KC in MLS Cup

RealSaltLake.com: Recapping RSL Owner Dell Loy Hansen's sit down with The Salt Lake Tribune

RealSaltLake.com: RSL Rewind: RSL 1-2 Sporting KC

MLSsoccer.com: Real Salt Lake say "dynamic, creative" MLS Cup foes Sporting KC aren't so different from them

MLSsoccer.com: MLS Cup: Which team's bench is set to make an impact? Sporting KC vs. Real Salt Lake

MLSsoccer.com: Will Sporting KC's high press system hand them an advantage over Real Salt Lake in MLS Cup?

MLSsoccer.com: Central Winger: Contrasting approaches to possession set to clash in MLS Cup

MLSsoccer.com: Jeff Bradley: Head referee Chico Grajeda is the man in the middle for MLS Cup

The Salt Lake Tribune: A sit-down with RSL owner Dell Loy Hansen

The Salt Lake Tribune: Bench spots undecided for Saturday’s final

The Salt Lake Tribune: Sporting KC transformed under Vermes

The Salt Lake Tribune: Trib Talk: Kragthorpe, Kamrani break down RSL-SKC

The Salt Lake Tribune: MLS Cup final tickets are the most sought-after ... ever

Deseret News: Rebuilding the roster laid foundation for RSL's playoff run

KSL.com: Real Salt Lake's upcoming match is hottest ticket in MLS history

Goal.com: MLS Cup: How Sporting KC and RSL built two of the league's best rosters

Pro Soccer talk: Real Salt Lake’s 2013: The not-so-rebuilding year that could end in an MLS title

Pro Soccer Talk: Looking back at Real Salt Lake’s top moment, the 2009 MLS Cup triumph:

 

For the Fans, By the Fans

RSL Soapbox: Chris Schuler's return could be difference between MLS Cup, playoff exit

RSL Soapbox: MLS Cup 2013 Stats Breakdown: RSL away, SKC home difficult to separate

From the Upper Deck: End of Year Review- The Defense

Real Nation: Hangout: Preparing for MLS Cup

 

MLS, Other News & Notes

MLSsoccer.com: The Kick Off: Real Salt Lake owner says offer on the table for Jason Kreis

MLSsoccer.com: Chicago Fire forward Mike Magee voted 2013 Volkswagen MLS Most Valuable Player

MLSsoccer.com: Colorado Rapids bid farewell to former Colombian int'l, 2012 leading scorer Jaime Castrillon

MLSsoccer.com: Injuries, international duty cited as big reasons Houston Dynamo fell short of their goals in 2013

MLSsoccer.com: Houston Dynamo decline options on Andrew Driver, Cam Weaver and Michael Chabala

MLSsoccer.com: After returning from injury, Sporting KC midfielder Paulo Nagamura brought back missing element

MLSsoccer.com: Report: Alliance between Portland Timbers and USL PRO's Sacramento Republic FC a done deal

MLSsoccer.com: Philadelphia Union's Conor Casey on comeback year: "Being healthy all year was awesome"

MLSsoccer.com: Portland Timbers' Diego Valeri says winning Newcomer of the Year award the most important accomplishment of career

MLSsoccer.com: Sporting Kansas City hero Matt Besler's breakout blur, and why he's staying in MLS

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

MLSsoccer.com: American Exports: Jozy Altidore opens EPL account for Sunderland in Chelsea clash

ESPN FC: Is it time to change the MLS playoff format?

SI.com: Setting the scene in Brazil before the World Cup draw

SI.com: Media sampling around the world suggests foreign powers hope to avoid USA

SI.com: Jozy Altidore connects for first Premier League goal with Sunderland

Pro Soccer Talk: The Benny Feilhaber Conundrum: Has Peter Vermes finally solved the puzzle?

Pro Soccer Talk: USA fear toughest ever World Cup draw but relish chance to make history