Real Salt Lake News Stand: March 20

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

#RSL Tweets of the Day (@RealSaltLake)

Real Salt Lake ‏@RealSaltLake

Thank you to all of the #RSL corporate partners and to our players/coaches and staff at today's kickoff luncheon ... See you Sat at #RioT!

stayskull ‏@samstejskal

MLSsoccer's @ScottDPierce with an #RSL injury update: http://www.realsaltlake.com/news/2014/03/after-taking-knock-san-jose-rimando-healthy-saturdays-home-opener …. Jeff Cassar with more quotes here: http://www.realsaltlake.com/blog/post/2014/03/19/cassar-expands-rsls-injury-situation-espn-700 …

Jonah Freedman ‏@jonahfreedman

Crazy realization: @NickRimando & @KyleBeckerman are now longest-tenured continuously active players in MLS, dating back to 2000.

Chris Kamrani ‏@chriskamrani

Blog: Two-week lockout ends for MLS and its group of referees, who return to the pitch this week. http://bit.ly/1pdzYDe

Real Salt Lake ‏@RealSaltLake

#RSL DF @wingert17 joined @espn700bill & @espn700hans earlier talking LA matchup & power of #RioT 12th man: http://espn.kall700sports.com/chris-wingert-rsl-df-3-19-14/ …

randalserr ‏@randalserr

Stadium wide TIFO at #RSL vs #LAGalaxy game this Saturday. Be there at 1:45. Please RT http://www.realsaltlake.com/news/2014/03/rsl-plans-stadium-wide-tifo-display-saturdays-home-opener …

 

Multimedia

ESPN 700: Chris Wingert on The Bill & Hans Show

RealSaltLake.com: Cassar expands on RSL's injury situation on ESPN 700

 

Real Salt Lake News & Notes

RealSaltLake.com: After taking knock at San Jose, Rimando healthy for Saturday's home opener

RealSaltLake.com: Cassar expands on RSL's injury situation on ESPN 700

RealSaltLake.com: LA drops CCL Quarterfinal series against Club Tijuana

Deseret News: RSL newcomer Luke Mulholland seizing opportunities

The Salt Lake Tribune: Brief lockout of MLS referees ends

 

For the Fans, By the Fans

RSL Soapbox: Soccer in Utah: a watershed decade for American soccer is hindered by war, economic decline

From the Upper Deck: RSL Round Table- The Shooting Gallery

RSL North Bank: Real Salt Lake vs. Los Angeles Galaxy: 10 Bold Predictions

 

MLS, Other News & Notes

MLSsoccer.com: Kick Off: Liga MX ends CONCACAF Champions League dreams as MLS sides swept away in Mexico

MLSsoccer.com: CONCACAF Champions League: Despite exit, San Jose Earthquakes lifted by perseverance vs. Toluca

MLSsoccer.com: Toluca 1 (5), San Jose 1 (4) | CONCACAF Champions League match recap

MLSsoccer.com: CONCACAF Champions League: Peter Vermes credits Cruz Azul: "They deserve what they got"

MLSsoccer.com: Cruz Azul 5, Sporting Kansas City 1 | CONCACAF Champions League match recap

MLSsoccer.com: CONCACAF Champions League: LA Galaxy's Landon Donovan ponders next step for MLS teams

MLSsoccer.com: Seattle Sounders in limbo as they await word of possible suspension for Clint Dempsey

MLSsoccer.com: Vancouver Whitecaps set to welcome midfielder Russell Teibert back vs. New England Revolution

MLSsoccer.com: Philadelphia Union's Jack McInerney enjoying new-look midfield: "It's been fun playing with them"

MLSsoccer.com: Two wins, no goals allowed: Houston Dynamo's new center back pairing shows promising progress

MLSsoccer.com: DC United wary of Toronto FC's 2014 transformation: "The hype is real"

MLSsoccer.com: New England Revolution seek to end goal drought on home soil: "The first one is the hardest"

MLSsoccer.com: New York Red Bulls mull answer to sluggish attack: "Our off-ball movement has to be much better"

MLSsoccer.com: Montreal Impact cautiously optimistic as oft-injured defender Nelson Rivas returns to training

MLSsoccer.com: Despite snow forecast, Montreal Impact confident Olympic Stadium will be ready for home opener

MLSsoccer.com: Aided by Akron ties, Steve Zakuani looks forward to being a "game-changer" for Portland Timbers

SI.com: U.S. great Steve Cherundolo announces his retirement

Pro Soccer Talk: Sporting Kansas City routed by Cruz Azul, completes MLS’s 0-for-3 in CCL quarterfinals

Pro Soccer Talk: San Jose’s near miss in Toluca still a setback for Major League Soccer