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Denver Post: MLS, supporters closing in on agreement in RMC dispute

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Eric Gorski at the Denver Post brings this report on the controversy surrounding the Rocky Mountain Cup and other fan trophies. Worth a read.

MLS, US players on playing alongside Kyle Beckerman

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This nice piece on Kyle Beckerman over at mlssoccer.com gives some good perspective on how he performed in the Gold Cup and what his position brings to the table. While he's sometimes been slated for who-knows-what-reason (perhaps it's the hair), it's nice to see him getting some recognition from people who actually understand his position.

Interesting to note: El Salvador's coach Augustin Castillo describes how he tried to set his side out to limit Beckerman's tactical involvement and failed.

Also interesting is this little quote from one Mix Diskerud: "He wins so many balls and is a really good team player. It's just fun to stand next to him, watch him do his thing and then suddenly you have the ball and you can make a play."

Grantland: MLS's most interesting rivalry

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Graham Parker of Grantland (a fine writer, I must add) penned this piece on the fascinating rivalry between Real Salt Lake and Sporting Kansas City. He goes so far as to compare it to Manchester United and Arsenal, particularly of the '90s and early '00s. What do you think? Is there something there? Are we truly diametrically opposed in tactical considerations?

Kyle Beckerman Interviewed on CBS 2 News

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Four different edits of Kyle Beckerman's interview with 2 News are available on KUTV's website. The interview first aired on July 21.

Academy kid Brooks Lennon making waves; will play in Milk Cup with Liverpool

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In case you were wondering if any of our academy prospects are worth their weight in salt, here's yet more evidence that we have a quality setup coming along — and with some good scouting to boot.

Former RSL academy player Maikon Orellana renews Brondby contract

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Former Real Salt Lake academy standout Maikon Orellana has renewed his contract with Danish side IF Brondby. Orellana, a striker, trained several times with RSL. Orellana will also be joining the El Salvador U-20s ahead of their entry into the FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Attinella back with RSL

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Jeff Attinella has returned to the squad, leaving us again with four goalkeepers. He won team of the week honors once during his time with Ft. Lauderdale Strikers of the NASL. Does this open an opportunity for the young Lalo Fernandez to go on loan? He's impressed during the reserves matches he's played this season.

RSL academy exports: Salcedo, Velazco, and more

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Grande Sports Academy compiled this list of former and current academy players who have been plying their trade outside the club — including Carlos Salcedo, who's now started two RSL matches, and Ricardo Velazco, who scored in the US Open Cup.

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