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MLS Impact Real Salt Lake Soccer

Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando makes a diving stop against the Montreal Impact during an MLS soccer match, Wednesday, April 4, 2012, in Sandy, Utah. Real Salt Lake won 1-0. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Steve Griffin) DESERET NEWS OUT; LOCAL TV OUT; MAGAZINES OUT; TV OUT


Soccer birthdays: Bryan Rowe turns 24. The LA Galaxy goalkeeper spent time with the reserve team this season after spending 2010 and 2011 with the UCLA Bruins. He finished his collegiate career with a 37-8-5 record, a 0.91 goals against average, and 21 shutouts. He has bounced around a lot.

Big Important Stories of the Day: The fiscal cliff and the eurozone crisis. Obviously. Steve has you covered on the first one, while Richard was cramming last night to keep you informed on the second. The more you know. Also, there is that matter of MLS playoffs finishing up.

RASNoD (Random American Soccer Name of the Day: Cobi Jones

*Ahead on the blog today: Davis’ wit and Farley’s good looks. Or is it Davis’ good looks and Farley’s wit? I can never remember. Regardless, come back early and often.

Twitter daps: Nick Rimando stays classy. Always.

Just landed in the US & I take it the MLS award finalist were announced... Thx 4 all the love, but not hurt here. 3 great GK’s on the Ballet

— Nick Rimando (@NickRimando) November 15, 2012

13 years in the League & I haven’t gotten it, why start now? Blessed and great-full for what I have and done. #theresalwaysnextyear

— Nick Rimando (@NickRimando) November 15, 2012

What you should watch on TV today: Palestine is playing Syria in an international friendly. It’s not on television, but that does sound amazing. Try to find it if you can.

Background noise while blogging today: Beyonce. Every day Beyonce.

We’ll leave you with this: Happy Friday. Best MLS soccer weekend of the year coming up.