Timbers Tid Bits: Zizzo's FC Edition

So we reported on this briefly when first announced, but I thought it was worth revisiting as it's probably one of the coolest things an MLS player has ever done with regards to their respective teams' city. I mean, no matter what happens to Sal Zizzo at this point he's pretty much setting himself up to be a Portlander for life.

The most interesting part of the whole thing, for me anyways, was learning that Sal Zizzo's family runs their own Italian restaurant in San Diego (where Zizzo is from) so it certainly will help bring the authenticity of the idea up a bit.

One request for the new venture: TAKE DEBIT/CREDIT CARDS. I don't know about most people but my interaction with physical cash these days is very low. In fact, I probably only have cash on me once or twice a year at this point.

Enjoy your afternoon news!

Timbers news

Timbers video: Jack Jewsbury says next three games will "define season"
Naturally. If they win them they'll make the play offs.

Portland Timbers’ Zizzo set to open food truck business
Can't wait to try it!

Timbers video: John Spencer happy with defense
As the Portland Timbers prepare to face Houston Friday night in a game with huge playoff implications, coach John Spencer will look to his defense to lead the way against the Dynamo.

Timbers' Zizzo looking to score in food business
More on the venture.

Other news (after the jump)

Wasted chances, Tim Ream gaffe, lead to 1-0 U.S. loss against Ecuador
The most interesting piece here is a bit at the bottom concerning New York 2 investors.

TFC building permanent training facility at Downsview Park
Also a 15 acre academy!

Man United Prepare £10m January Bid for MLS Star Brek Shea
No source cited and is pretty outlandish so take this with a huge grain of salt.

Gulati backs Klinsmann's idea of stretching MLS season
That's USSF President Sunil Gulati.

Whitecaps might leave roof open at BC Place
Soccer is traditionally an outdoor sport, after all.

MLS Commissioner Don Garber: If we can build the stadium, we will have the 20th team in New York City
He also addresses some of Klinsmann's comments regarding the schedule.

D.C. Hopes To Make Up Ground At Vancouver
One of the few times Timbers fans should be rooting for Vancouver.

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