Real Salt Lake News Stand: April 17

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

#RSL Tweets of the Day (@RealSaltLake)

Real Salt Lake ‏@RealSaltLake

LISTEN: #RSL GM Garth Lagerwey on @espn700 talking int’l player pool, expansion & PDX visit Saturday :: http://espn.kall700sports.com/garth-lagerwey-rsl-gm-4-16-14/ …

Real Sports Live ‏@RSL4Utah

Another Crossbar Challenge just wrapped. @RealSaltLake defender @tonybeltran23 vs @OriginalWinger. Sunday, 10:35 #RSL pic.twitter.com/nFFXO3pkoo

Devon Sandoval ‏@Big_Dev49

Just wanted to thank everyone who comes out and supports us! Best fans in the league! #RSLFamily pic.twitter.com/MhHa1gQZab

Benji Lopez ‏@Theonlybenji_11

Good win tonight vs Tigres. On to the semi final. #U20MNT

Real Salt Lake ‏@RealSaltLake

#RSL-AZ U-17s face Galaxy in @dallascup today at 5p MT ... #BELIEVE #RSLfamily http://instagram.com/p/m5WuC5MFZ9/

Major League Soccer ‏@MLS

High drama in @RealSaltLake's PK win over Stoke City in Generation adidas Cup. WATCH: http://soc.cr/vTkwM

 

Multimedia

ESPN 700: Garth Lagerwey on The Bill & Hans Show

 

Real Salt Lake News & Notes

RealSaltLake.com: RSL Rewind: RSL topples Timbers in Western Conference Final series

RealSaltLake.com: Chopping Wood: Breaking down RSL's success v. Portland

RealSaltLake.com: Salcedo's international call continues a long family tradition

RealSaltLake.com: Academy Update: RSL U-17's beat Stoke City in dramatic PK shootout

MLSsoccer.com: Return of the rat tail: Real Salt Lake's Sebastian Velasquez "looking better and better" after injury

Deseret News: RSL defender Tony Beltran motivated by US national team call-up

American Soccer Now: Rubin Rubio Scores to Help U.S. Advance in Dallas Cup

 

For the Fans, By the Fans

RSL Soapbox: Off the Crossbar, Episode 7: Philadelphia, Portland and expansion

RSL Soapbox: RSL academy notes: Creativity on full display as U-17s defeat Stoke City

Northbank RSL: MLS Power Rankings Week 6 – RSL Sits Tight

 

MLS, Other News & Notes

MLSsoccer.com: Kick Off: Atlanta awarded MLS team, promising winning tradition & no football lines

MLSsoccer.com: Atlanta expansion signifies changing landscape ahead for Major League Soccer

MLSsoccer.com: MLS Commissioner Don Garber, Arthur Blank explain why pro soccer will take off in Atlanta

MLSsoccer.com: New Atlanta expansion owner Arthur Blank outlines plan for new club, its look and the role of supporters

MLSsoccer.com: NBA great, soccer fan Dikembe Mutombo convinced Major League Soccer will be a hit in Atlanta

MLSsoccer.com: New York Red Bulls 2, Philadelphia Union 1 | MLS Match Recap

MLSsoccer.com: Philadelphia Union coach John Hackworth "baffled" by mistake-filled performance in loss to New York

MLSsoccer.com: Seattle Sounders pleased with teamwork on display in build-up to Clint Dempsey's 2nd goal at FC Dallas

MLSsoccer.com: Sign of things to come? Columbus Crew's Michael Parkhurst says move to right back a temporary shift

MLSsoccer.com: Three years after last start, Andrew Dykstra seizes long-awaited chance in goal for DC United

MLSsoccer.com: Tim Cahill responds to Eric Alexander's critics: "If you know football, then you know he's a class player"

MLSsoccer.com: World Cup: Landon Donovan acknowledges age may prevent him from being USMNT starter

ESPN FC: Atlanta introduced as MLS' 22nd team

SI.com: With Atlanta on board, MLS shows there’s no one-size-fits-all expansion criteria

Fox Soccer: Lengthy courtship finally brings MLS and Atlanta together

Pro Soccer Talk: Atlanta, MLS don’t need to quiet doubts to be successful in the Southeast