Thursday, July 24, 2008

Daily Update: Thursday Jul 14, 2008

RSL: Coveted midfielder coming to RSL -> The Salt Lake Tribune/Michael C. Lewis
"This is the guy we wanted," general manager Garth Lagerwey said.

Real Salt Lake notes: Russell signs RSL contract -> Deseret News/James Edward
"We are extremely pleased to be adding yet another talented, intelligent and experienced American professional returning from abroad," said RSL coach Jason Kreis. "Robbie is an athletic and dynamic player who can play multiple positions and will immediately add strength to our core. We couldn't be happier to finally have this deal done."

RSL's Sturgis dropped from Olympic team -> Deseret News/James Edward
The 21-year-old midfielder re-aggravated his hamstring this week at the pre-Olympic training camp in Palo Alto, Calif. and will be replaced by FC Dallas' Dax McCarty.

I just want to add my initial thoughts on this: You've got to be kidding me! What is this guy made out of? Wow!

RSL accomplish goals in friendly loss -> MLSnet/John Coon
"We were a compact unit and we were defending together," Kreis said. "Everything was pretty clean in the first half. In the second half, we made a tactical change. We changed our formation and I think that caused us some problems."