BECKERMAN - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/BECKERMAN News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Real Salt Lake hoping Plata’s goal opens floodgates http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58202795-77/goal-plata-felt-team.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58202795-77/goal-plata-felt-team.html.csp">Real Salt Lake hoping Plata’s goal opens floodgates</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brennan Smith</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-19T23:33:07.696-06:00">Updated Jul 19, 2014 11:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sandy • It’s said that goal scoring is like getting ketchup out of a glass bottle — when one comes, they usually come in bunches. Real Salt Lake went more than 400 minutes without scoring a goal from open play, but finally and mercifully, Joao Plata slotted one in from the edge of the box in the 81st minute of the team’s 1-1 tie with Vancouver Saturday night. Now, the team hopes more will follow. “It was a great ball, right in stride, Joao took it nicely, cut in and a great finish,” said coach J...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58202795@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Jul 2014 23:33:07 MDT MLS: Beckerman, Rimando named to MLS All-Star Game Fan XI http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58192110-77/mls-star-fan-beckerman.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58192110-77/mls-star-fan-beckerman.html.csp">MLS: Beckerman, Rimando named to MLS All-Star Game Fan XI</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Kamrani </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T16:43:13.282-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 04:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Downtown Portland could resemble Recife on the night of Aug. 6. Major League Soccer announced its Fan XI for the 2014 MLS All-Star Game at Providence Park on Aug. 6 when a side of MLS’ top performers take on German Bundesliga magnate Bayern Munich. In all, eight MLS players who participated in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil highlight the cast of All Stars that will take on a Bayern Munich group that had 14 players represent their respective countries in Brazil, more than any other club around...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58192110@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:43:13 MDT Real Salt Lake: Beckerman, Rimando still processing Brazil experience http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58170697-77/rimando-rsl-lake-salt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58170697-77/rimando-rsl-lake-salt.html.csp">Real Salt Lake: Beckerman, Rimando still processing Brazil experience</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Kamrani</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-11T13:33:27.714-06:00">Updated Jul 11, 2014 01:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sandy • That month pinging around Brazil, the hotbed of soccer, is reality to so few around the world, but couldn’t have been more real to Kyle Beckerman and Nick Rimando. They’re back with Real Salt Lake after being away from the club since May 14, and 36 hours or so after landing at Salt Lake International Airport, they went 90 minutes in a 2-1 Fourth of July win that produced a much-needed three points. The taxing toll of the last two months didn’t hamper performance, but the lingering emotio...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58170697@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:33:27 MDT RSL GM Garth Lagerwey discusses transfer window opening http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/RSL/58160953-49/lagerwey-rsl-beckerman-cup.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/RSL/58160953-49/lagerwey-rsl-beckerman-cup.html.csp">RSL GM Garth Lagerwey discusses transfer window opening</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-09T17:36:28.172-06:00">Updated Jul 9, 2014 05:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Imagine it. Flipping on the TV on an early fall Saturday morning and seeing those patented dreadlocks emerging out from beneath the tunnel in England or Italy or Germany or the Netherlands. It’s the reality of a post-World Cup environment, players who shine on the global stage will be seen by billions and some of those eyes have the power — and desire — to perhaps make moves to better their clubs worldwide. The burning question: After starring in three World Cup matches against Ghana, Portuga...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58160953@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:36:28 MDT Real Salt Lake: RSL ends slide with 2-1 win over Revs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58150080-77/rsl-lake-salt-beckerman.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58150080-77/rsl-lake-salt-beckerman.html.csp">Real Salt Lake: RSL ends slide with 2-1 win over Revs</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Kamrani</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-04T23:21:50.119-06:00">Updated Jul 4, 2014 11:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Seven weeks might’ve seemed like an eternity. Without its captain and without its wall between the posts, Real Salt Lake went through a series of trials it half-expected when Kyle Beckerman and Nick Rimando got on a plane destined for the Bay Area in mid-May. The RSL pillars bounced around North America and South America for seven weeks, going from California to New York to Florida and eventually to Brazil, soaring around the massive country with the hopes of a nation and a fan base nestled on ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58150080@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Jul 2014 23:21:50 MDT Real Salt Lake: Two starters return from U.S. World Cup team http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58150285-77/rsl-club-beckerman-cup.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58150285-77/rsl-club-beckerman-cup.html.csp">Real Salt Lake: Two starters return from U.S. World Cup team</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Kamrani</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-04T23:21:49.928-06:00">Updated Jul 4, 2014 11:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sandy • There was more than one reason to celebrate the Fourth of July on a searing night at Rio Tinto Stadium. Real Salt Lake was back at home, and yes, there were postgame fireworks. However, that was trumped by the return of RSL captain Kyle Beckerman and goalkeeper Nick Rimando to the club’s starting lineup. Away from the club since May 14 with the U.S. men’s national team for the World Cup, the two RSL stalwarts played in their first match since the 5-2 win at Houston on May 11. In all, the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58150285@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Jul 2014 23:21:49 MDT Real Salt Lake: Time for RSL to flip the script http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58144857-77/rsl-points-lake-salt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58144857-77/rsl-points-lake-salt.html.csp">Real Salt Lake: Time for RSL to flip the script</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Kamrani</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-03T22:50:11.515-06:00">Updated Jul 3, 2014 10:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sandy • Real Salt Lake’s rut, conceivably, should stop soon. The World Cup is over and done with — at least for those rooting for the Americans. The U.S. Open Cup loss will reverberate for a while, a missed opportunity that RSL so desperately desired for a shot at redemption. The recent schedule tightened on Real Salt Lake and presented a harsh dose of reality. But if the team’s aspirations are indeed another deep playoff run in Major League Soccer and hopefully hoisting the MLS Cup trophy, the ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58144857@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Jul 2014 22:50:11 MDT World Cup: Could Beckerman catapult U.S. by Belgium and into a deep World Cup run? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58134710-77/beckerman-group-cup-belgium.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58134710-77/beckerman-group-cup-belgium.html.csp">World Cup: Could Beckerman catapult U.S. by Belgium and into a deep World Cup run?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Kamrani</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-30T22:39:06.225-06:00">Updated Jun 30, 2014 10:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Much has changed since that brisk night in Rustenburg, South Africa, four years ago. The lingering cold of an elimination loss hurts — it cuts deep to the bone, and American soccer fans have grown accustomed to the feeling. It’s now been over four years since Asamoah Gyan sliced a volley from 15 yards by Tim Howard in the third minute of extra time in the last knockout-round match the United States men’s national team played in. The Ghanian star ended that era of American soccer. But the sting o...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58134710@www.sltrib.com Mon, 30 Jun 2014 22:39:06 MDT Kragthorpe: Kyle Beckerman’s a World Cup discovery, on and off field http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58132229-77/beckerman-cup-kragthorpe-kyle.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58132229-77/beckerman-cup-kragthorpe-kyle.html.csp">Kragthorpe: Kyle Beckerman’s a World Cup discovery, on and off field</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kurt Kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-30T22:39:07.09-06:00">Updated Jun 30, 2014 10:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The world suddenly is discovering Kyle Beckerman. After all these years in Major League Soccer, the Real Salt Lake midfielder is a phenomenon of the World Cup, receiving all kinds of attention from fans and a wide swath of the media. “It’s good to see him getting recognition,” said longtime RSL teammate Nick Rimando. Some of it even has to do with soccer. Beckerman will be featured again as a starting midfielder Tuesday, when the U.S. Men’s National Team faces Belgium in the World Cup’s round ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58132229@www.sltrib.com Mon, 30 Jun 2014 22:39:07 MDT Real Salt Lake: Grossman embracing Beckerman’s role http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58123042-77/chivas-rsl-grossman-usa.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58123042-77/chivas-rsl-grossman-usa.html.csp">Real Salt Lake: Grossman embracing Beckerman’s role</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Kamrani</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-27T23:33:31.239-06:00">Updated Jun 27, 2014 11:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sandy • There is a clear current void left by one of the generational talents in American soccer, and Cole Grossman is the guy who’s drawn the replacement straw. But the straight-shooting midfielder has earned the gig. It’s a spot coaches, teammates and Grossman himself believe he can thrive in. With Kyle Beckerman in Brazil turning heads against some of the best players the game has to offer in this World Cup, his absence is a notable one. The Real Salt Lake captain is widely considered the pre...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58123042@www.sltrib.com Fri, 27 Jun 2014 23:33:31 MDT USMNT benefitting from Beckerman’s impact in Brazil http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsworldcup/58104208-233/beckerman-soccer-todd-kyle.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsworldcup/58104208-233/beckerman-soccer-todd-kyle.html.csp">USMNT benefitting from Beckerman’s impact in Brazil</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-24T16:37:11.588-06:00">Updated Jun 24, 2014 04:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A pair of gloves set the shift in motion. A young Kyle Beckerman reached and grabbed some gloves Tony Meola handed out to the crowd. It was that moment when Todd Beckerman noticed a switch in his kid brother. The two Beckerman boys grew up simultaneously obsessed with wrestling and soccer. But soaking in a World Cup as a young soccer fan and noticing the selflessness — and to him, the appeal — of the style of soccer, the younger Beckerman gravitated further. Todd said it’s a question that is ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58104208@www.sltrib.com Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:37:11 MDT World Cup: Altidore to miss U.S.’s game against Portugal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58091101-77/altidore-game-ghana-team.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58091101-77/altidore-game-ghana-team.html.csp">World Cup: Altidore to miss U.S.’s game against Portugal</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RONALD BLUM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-19T23:34:04.355-06:00">Updated Jun 19, 2014 11:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sao Paulo • Jozy Altidore will miss the Americans’ World Cup game against Portugal on Sunday because of his strained left hamstring and appears likely to sit out next week’s match against Germany. The U.S. probably needs to advance to the knockout phase if the forward is to return to the tournament. Altidore was hurt in the 21st minute of Monday’s 2-1 win over Ghana, and the U.S. Soccer Federation said Thursday he will not play against the Portuguese. “He’s a big player for us,” midfielder Kyle...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580911012014-06-19T23:34:04.355-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-19T23:34:04.355-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58091101@www.sltrib.com Thu, 19 Jun 2014 23:34:04 MDT RSL captain Kyle Beckerman relishing World Cup role with USMNT http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsworldcup/58090094-233/beckerman-rsl-cup-kyle.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsworldcup/58090094-233/beckerman-rsl-cup-kyle.html.csp">RSL captain Kyle Beckerman relishing World Cup role with USMNT</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-19T17:49:19.297-06:00">Updated Jun 19, 2014 05:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">&lt;freeform&gt; &lt;b&gt;Kyle Beckerman&lt;/b&gt; is no longer a secret, not that he ever really was one in the first place. The dreadlocked 32-year-old Real Salt Lake captain known for his tenacity in the midfield and his ability to quell opposing offenses and dictate flow of a soccer match surpassed all the daydreams he ever had of being a World Cup player. His ability shined through. In his 90-minute performance against Ghana Monday in the first outing for the U.S. men’s national team, Bec...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58090094@www.sltrib.com Thu, 19 Jun 2014 17:49:19 MDT Altidore to miss World Cup game against Portugal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58089384-77/altidore-game-ghana-team.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58089384-77/altidore-game-ghana-team.html.csp">Altidore to miss World Cup game against Portugal</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RONALD BLUM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Sports Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-19T23:33:14.426-06:00">Updated Jun 19, 2014 11:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sao Paulo • U.S. forward Jozy Altidore will miss Sunday’s World Cup game against Portugal because of his strained left hamstring. Altidore was hurt in the 21st minute of Monday’s 2-1 win over Ghana. “It’s bad news, but I think the team will handle this,” midfielder Jermaine Jones said Thursday. “We have to handle that.” U.S. team spokesman Michael Kammarman did not reveal the severity of the strain but said Thursday the Americans were hopeful Altidore can return at some point during the tourname...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580893842014-06-19T23:33:14.426-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-19T23:33:14.426-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58089384@www.sltrib.com Thu, 19 Jun 2014 23:33:14 MDT World Cup: Beckerman, Rimando will make good money in Brazil http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsworldcup/58090848-233/com-beckerman-cup-rimando.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsworldcup/58090848-233/com-beckerman-cup-rimando.html.csp">World Cup: Beckerman, Rimando will make good money in Brazil</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brennan Smith</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-19T23:33:13.776-06:00">Updated Jun 19, 2014 11:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The World Cup costs billions to put on and rakes in millions for FIFA, but what do the players earn for their participation in the summer tournament? According to this report from Yahoo! Sports and an earlier report from Sports Illustrated, players on the U.S. Men’s National Team are scheduled to make at least $76,000 each. For well-compensated superstars like Clint Dempsey and Michael Bradley, it’s a pittance, but for the two Real Salt Lake players in the U.S. squad, it’s a pretty nice chunk o...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58090848@www.sltrib.com Thu, 19 Jun 2014 23:33:13 MDT World Cup: RSL’s Beckerman earns start vs. Ghana http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58075420-77/ghana-cup-beckerman-starting.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58075420-77/ghana-cup-beckerman-starting.html.csp">World Cup: RSL’s Beckerman earns start vs. Ghana</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-17T17:04:37.964-06:00">Updated Jun 17, 2014 05:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The United States men’s national team starting lineup that takes to the pitch in Natal will have a Claret-and-Cobalt flair to it. In his inaugural trip to a World Cup, Real Salt Lake captain Kyle Beckerman has earned a starting nod in the first 2014 FIFA World Cup match for the Americans. The U.S. faces longtime rival Ghana in Natal in the second Group G match Monday. Beckerman, 32, will serve as a holding midfield presence for the U.S., similar to his starring role with RSL in Jurgen Klinsmann...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58075420@www.sltrib.com Tue, 17 Jun 2014 17:04:37 MDT Kyle Beckerman’s long journey to World Cup finally reaches Brazil http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58036718-77/beckerman-cup-team-kyle.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58036718-77/beckerman-cup-team-kyle.html.csp">Kyle Beckerman’s long journey to World Cup finally reaches Brazil</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Kamrani</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-16T08:47:06.158-06:00">Updated Jun 16, 2014 08:47AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It has been 24 years since Kyle Beckerman planted himself in front of the television set in Maryland to watch the 1990 World Cup. When his mother, Meg, wasn’t scanning to find the right channel for the games, 8-year-old Kyle was digging through the VCR tapes to watch the games he had already recorded. And watched them and watched them. And then he watched them again. Throughout that summer, Beckerman studied those games in Italy, even memorizing the broadcaster’s famous penalty-kick call in the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58036718@www.sltrib.com Mon, 16 Jun 2014 08:47:06 MDT Kragthorpe: RSL fans should revel in Beckerman’s World Cup role http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58064649-77/beckerman-team-cup-rsl.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58064649-77/beckerman-team-cup-rsl.html.csp">Kragthorpe: RSL fans should revel in Beckerman’s World Cup role</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kurt Kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-15T20:06:31.945-06:00">Updated Jun 15, 2014 08:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kyle Beckerman walked happily through the tunnel of Rio Tinto Stadium, satisfied to have helped the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team win a soccer game last July. So maybe this was just a lower-tier competition, with basically a “B” team beating Cuba in the CONCACAF Gold Cup, yet Beckerman made an impression. “If you’re on the team when the team wins,” he said that afternoon, “it helps your case.” But who could have seen this coming, 11 months later? Beckerman may start as a midfielder for the US...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58064649@www.sltrib.com Sun, 15 Jun 2014 20:06:31 MDT Real Salt Lake: Beckerman, Rimando tell their World Cup stories http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58061726-77/com-iframe-beckerman-lake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58061726-77/com-iframe-beckerman-lake.html.csp">Real Salt Lake: Beckerman, Rimando tell their World Cup stories</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brennan Smith</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-12T23:24:37.206-06:00">Updated Jun 12, 2014 11:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">&lt;freeform&gt; Kyle Beckerman a history buff? The Real Salt Lake midfielder is apparently a big fan of the American west and other historical subjects, giving insight into his background during the U.S. Soccer “One Nation. One Team. 23 Stories” series. RSL goalkeeper Nick Rimando is also featured, telling his heartwarming story of pride in his two young kids, his wife and his family-oriented upbringing. You can watch Beckerman’s video above and Rimando’s video here: &lt;iframe width=”640” ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58061726@www.sltrib.com Thu, 12 Jun 2014 23:24:37 MDT World Cup: U.S., Beckerman head to Brazil with confidence boost http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58043872-77/team-beckerman-cup-ghana.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58043872-77/team-beckerman-cup-ghana.html.csp">World Cup: U.S., Beckerman head to Brazil with confidence boost</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-08T22:11:43.745-06:00">Updated Jun 8, 2014 10:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sao Paulo • The U.S. headed to Brazil with boosted faith Sunday after going undefeated in its sendoff series for the first time. Playing only its third match in nine months against a World Cup team, the U.S. defense appeared firmer in a 2-1 win over Nigeria following the decision to start both Jermaine Jones and Kyle Beckerman in midfield. And Jozy Altidore broke a six-month scoreless streak for club and country with a pair of goals, including a flashy effort when he cut inside Super Eagles cap...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580438722014-06-08T22:11:43.745-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-08T22:11:43.745-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58043872@www.sltrib.com Sun, 08 Jun 2014 22:11:43 MDT