Timbers Tid Bits: Quarterfinals Edition

Well the USMNT made it. They're officially going to the Quarterfinals of the Gold Cup despite, what I thought, was a pretty lackluster performance against Guadeloupe. While Jozy Altidore's golazo was amazing and worthy of recognition in its own right, the rest of the game's blunders will continue to be the talking points heading into the next game against Jamaica, a game that I'm not confident the current US squad can win.

More on that later. For now, enjoy the news!

Timbers specific news

Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 with the Portland Timbers Paint Job Takes Off at PDX
Watch the Alaska Airlines Timbers jet take off from PDX!

MLS Stadium Power Rankings!
Jeld-Wen comes in pretty high, but not high enough.

Spencer takes issue with referees in aftermath of Timbers' loss to Rapids
Some video of Spencer discussing the refereeing situation.

Portland Timbers face Thierry Henry, Eastern Conference-leading Red Bulls Sunday at JELD-WEN Field
A look at Sundays game. Ugh, why do some sites continue to use the old new logo?

Timbers' Jack Jewsbury needs help in All-Star voting
Timbers' midfielder only one of six Portland players mentioned in first returns.

League news (after the jump)

RBNY sporting director Solér says changes are coming
Looks like the transfer window won't be completely forgotten for the big spenders of MLS.

More love for Livestrong Sporting Park
The Gold Cup was played there last night. Despite a lackluster US performance, the stadium still looked gorgeous.

Individual tickets sold out for 2011 MLS All-Star Game
No big surprise here given the relatively small stadium and the competitors. I still find it to be a waste of time.

Former Lazio forward Makinwa seeking move to MLS club
Apparently a Canadian club was interested, but not anymore.

Serbian veteran Paunović brings depth to Union frontline
More discussion about Philadelphia's recent pick up. It'll be an interesting signing.

Whitecaps' Hassli goal becomes sensation on YouTube
It was also voted "Bets of the Best" on ESPN yesterday. Impressive.

Impact cashes in with new sponsor
BMO Field. Pretty much the same info as yesterday, but not as a press release.

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