Timbers Fiddly Bits: Club America Edition

Game day! Well, more like international friendly day... Truth be told, I'd rather wish this game wasn't happening tonight, so close to the very important Cascadia Cup match coming on Sunday a game that is about a hundred fold more important. But I guess it's also nice to reach out to Portland's Hispanic community a little bit by bringing in one of the largest Mexican league clubs. At the very least it should be a nice way to spend the evening.

I'll have more on tonight's match a little later.

Enjoy the morning news!

Timbers specific news

Portland Timbers' Rodney Wallace could miss Seattle game
Forward Jorge Perlaza also struggling with an injury as game against arch rival approaches.

Behind the Axe: Figuring out what’s wrong with the Timbers and debating the value of friendlies
Behind the Axe takes a look at the Portland Timbers and their current struggles since their last team win on May 21.

Opponents now making Timbers pay for miscues
As has been the case since game one.

Club America supporters expected to come out in force for exhibition with Timbers
The Timbers face famed Mexican side Club America Thursday in an exhibition match at Jeld-Wen Field and the stadium won't be dominated by Timbers fans.

López: Friendly vs. América will be like Cascadia rivalry
Timbers Midfielder Rodrigo Lopez grew up with Chivas de Guadalajara, Club America's rival.

League news (after the jump)

MLS official to talk spring training in weekend visit
As a sport so ingrained in the Hispanic population, I'm not sure MLS is making the right moves by bringing money to Arizona.

Whitecaps fall to Columbus Crew after late goal, missed penalty shot
The Vancouver Whitecaps missed a second-half penalty shot and gave up a late-game goal to drop a 1-0

Columbus Crew signs defender Julius James to contract extension
Smart move.He's young and talented.

Dynamo learn about MLS concussion rules first hand
It's a shame, but this wouldn't be the first time a concussion ended a soccer player's career.

Crew 1, Whitecaps 0: Cunningham ties record for career goals in MLS
Huge congratulations for the veteran striker.

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