Real Salt Lake News Stand: May 8

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

#RSL Tweets of the Day (@RealSaltLake)

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Before you scout #HOUvCLB, listen to #RSL DF @natborchers talk CHI comeback and team depth: …

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Infographic: Breaking down #RSL FW @JoaoPlata10's early season success …

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The @RealSaltLake notebook: Out to snap the Houston hex, nine-straight unbeaten, Schuler's knee/Balchan's quick loan.

Dana Greene @dana_greene

The captain, @KyleBeckerman has one more game to play with @RealSaltLake before leaving for the World Cup.

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@RealSaltLake & @GrandeSportsA Announce Academy Tryouts! … RT! @RealSaltLakeNow @RealSaltLakeWmn @RealSaltLakeNFO #Utah



ESPN 700: Nat Borchers on The Bill & Hans Show

ABC 4: Kyle Beckerman prepares for World Cup March to the Match Podcast: Lost generation? 5 ex-USMNTers who could crash World Cup camp


Real Salt Lake News & Notes Infographic: Plata's early success Real Salt Lake still giddy after watershed comeback in Chicago: "That's the most fun we've had in a while"

The Salt Lake Tribune: RSL takes aim at the Houston hex

Deseret News: In-form Joao Plata sizzles for Real Salt Lake


For the Fans, By the Fans

RSL Soapbox: Off the Crossbar, Episode 9: Chicago Fire, Houston Dynamo, and more

RSL Soapbox: The differentiators: Plata, Schuler, Saborio all key in early successes


MLS, Other News & Notes Kick Off: Seattle Sounders are this year's comeback kids, plus dramatic finishes in Canada San Jose Earthquakes 0, Colorado Rapids 0 | MLS Match Recap Colorado Rapids owe their bacon to hero Clint Irwin in San Jose draw: "We'll buy his dinner tonight" San Jose Earthquakes encouraged by midfield attacking shift despite goalless draw vs. Rapids San Jose Earthquakes fear season-ending injury for right back Andreas Gorlitz Seattle Sounders 2, FC Dallas 1 | MLS Match Recap Seattle Sounders coach Sigi Schmid credits Obafemi Martins' "unselfish play" for glut of assists FC Dallas coach Oscar Pareja's surprise tactical change nearly pays off in loss to Seattle Houston Dynamo 1, Columbus Crew 0 | MLS Match Recap Columbus Crew feeling stress as winless run continues: "We're exhausted, we're tired of losing" Will Bruin silencing critics after forward's latest goal in Houston Dynamo win over Columbus Crew Toronto FC 2, Vancouver Whitecaps 1 | Canadian Championship Match Recap Canadian Championship: Late Vancouver Whitecaps goal leaves sour taste for victorious Toronto FC Canadian Championship: Vancouver Whitecaps youth impresses in battling loss to Toronto FC FC Edmonton 2, Montreal Impact 1 | Canadian Championship Match Recap Canadian Championship: Montreal Impact lament "unacceptable" mistakes in loss to FC Edmonton New England Revolution's Diego Fagundez puts team before scoring with improved defensive work Gauntlet thrown, weight lifted as Portland Timbers attack finally clicks for Caleb Porter in first win World Cup: Brazil's Luiz Felipe Scolari names Toronto FC goalkeeper Júlio César to 23-man roster World Cup: Eddie Johnson serene about USMNT prospects despite drought with DC United

Fox Soccer: MLS prepares for important summer transfer window as World Cup approaches

American Soccer Now: Terrence "Cyclops" Boyd Is Now Terrorizing Defenses