Thursday, July 17, 2008

Daily Update: Thursday Jul 17, 2008

Hard work pays dividends for RSL duo -> MLSnet/John Coon
On Thursday, Seitz and Sturgis were both named to the squad that will represent the United States at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing next month.

A third RSL player, Robbie Findley, was chosen as an alternate to that team. Findley will not travel with the team to China, unless an injury creates an opening for him to fill on the 18-man roster.

Real Salt Lake duo picked for Olympic roster headed to Beijing -> Deseret News/James Edward
The majority of the MLS players will report to Olympic training camp at Stanford University on July 20. The team will then head to Hong Kong to participate in the ING Cup beginning on July 25.

GOALKEEPERS (2): Brad Guzan (Chivas USA), Chris Seitz (Real Salt Lake)

DEFENDERS (5): Patrick Ianni (Houston Dynamo), Michael Orozco (San Luis), Michael
Parkhurst (New England Revolution), Nathan Sturgis (Real Salt Lake), Marvell Wynne (Toronto FC)

MIDFIELDERS (7): Freddy Adu (SL Benfica), Michael Bradley (SC Heerenveen), Maurice Edu (Toronto FC), Benny Feilhaber (Derby County), Stuart Holden (Houston Dynamo), Sacha Kljestan (Chivas USA), Danny Szetela (Brescia Calcio)

FORWARDS (4): Jozy Altidore (Villarreal), Charlie Davies (Hammarby IF), Brian McBride (out of contract), Robbie Rogers (Columbus Crew)

U.S. Men’s Olympic Team Alternates List
Goalkeeper: Dominic Cervi (Out of Contract)
Defender: Frankie Hejduk (Columbus Crew)
Midfielder: Dax McCarty (FC Dallas)
Forward: Robbie Findley (Real Salt Lake)

First-place RSL pay visit to Chicago -> MLSnet
The visit to Bridgeview is the first of seven games away from home over the next two months - where Real have won just once in seven outings.

Chicago Fire Look to Prove They Are For Real Against Real Sal Lake -> American Soccer News/rpezold
As evidence of the growing strength of the MLS, the Fire’s match against Real Salt Lake will be no walk in the park. Real Salt Lake, like many MLS clubs, is statistically middle of the pack. Through 17 matches they have won six, lost six and tied five matches. In so doing, they have managed to score 20 goals while giving up 19.