Timbers Tid Bits: Post-Ajax Edition

Well last night was fun, you know if you forget about the loss and everything. Seriously, it was great to see such a talented side come out here and give it there all. I don't know if you guys heard or not but that almost Ajax's full starting squad out there and those guys are still in their prime as they have not yet gone on off-season break yet. Well, as of last night anyway, that was their last game of the season.

Anyway, as usual here's an assortment of news to digest. Enjoy!

Timbers specific news

Match Report: Timbers 0, Ajax 2
Another match report from last night!

Jewsbury finds a home in Portland
Scroll down to the bottom third of the article to read the piece on Jewsbury.

Just A Field campaign to replace Chapman's soccer field reaches closer to its $250,000 goal
Not directly Timbers related, but a solid effort to help get Portland kids playing the game.

‘Blue-collar’ Timbers paying their dues
Another look at player salaries.

Total Footballing Ajax topple Timbers 2-0 in friendly
Not a huge surprise here, for those that watched the game.

Ajax defeats Portland Timbers 2-0
Lorenzo Ebecilio scored an early goal as Dutch champion Ajax went on to a 2-0 victory over the Portland Timbers in a friendly Wednesday.

League news (after the jump)

FIFA investigates bin Hammam, Warner for bribery
Presidential candidate, vice-president under fire just days ahead of Sepp Blatter's bid for re-election as head of world soccer's governing body

NCC final second leg abandoned due to lightning
Whitecaps' goal washed away by the weather.

TFC: True Fan Capital
The support from fans for the Toronto Football Club is what’s keeping the team alive. But will it ever compete with hockey in Canada?

Revolution routed in KC -
Chance Myers and C.J. Sapong each scored two goals and Sporting Kansas City routed the Revolution, 5-0, in rainy conditions last night in Overland Park, Kan., to advance to the third round of the US Open Cup.

Vergara confirms Chivas USA's plans to be "all-SoCal"
Don't expect them to go on a spending spree. This is a plan for youth development moreso than anything else.

Real Salt Lake climbs in MLS standings with vise-like defense
Last season, Real Salt Lake's defense yielded nine goals in its first eight games and a Major League Soccer record-low 20 goals in 2010.

TFC, Whitecaps match called off
Wednesday night's second-leg finale between Major League Soccer rivals Toronto FC and the Vancouver Whitecaps was officially abandoned due to adverse weather and the threat of lightning following two lengthy delays in the second half.

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