Rose City Roundup: Ivan Turina Edition

Ivan Turina during a friendly against the Portland Timbers at Jeld-Wen Field, Feb. 23, 2013 - Stacey Neve

Norra Stås hyllningstifo till Ivan Turina
A video of AIK fans tribute to goalkeeper Ivan Turina who, for those of you who may have missed the news, passed away last week.

Slide Rule Pass - The Outsiders
Kevin Alexander takes a closer look at the Timbers defense (or, as he puts it, defence),

Rogers considering a return to MLS, but not with Chicago Fire
The whole issue of teams owning a player's rights comes into the spotlight again.

Building the Next Landon Donovan
The new model for developing young talent is working. And also it isn't.

Mia Hamm trains Alex Morgan; Frank Lampard, L.A. Galaxy update
Miscellaneous American soccer news from Grant Wahl.

Houston Dynamo Supporters Group Repeatedly Tweets Homophobic Slurs
Both the supporters group and the team have made statements about the incident.

Breakers rout Red Stars 4-1 on Leroux hat trick
Elsewhere in the NWSL last weekend, USWNT forward Sydney Leroux led the Boston Breakers to a win with a hat trick.

Washington Spirit vs Portland Thorns: Recap and Match Video
Glad to see some other SB Nation blogs covering their local women's teams as well. Check out Black and Red United's take on the Spirit-Thorns game this weekend.

U.S. Soccer gives clubs free rein to play USWNT stars out of position
It's nice that the NWSL, while obviously a tool intended to strengthen the national teams involved, also just gets to be a normal soccer league.

Reign FC coach Laura Harvey: ‘Tonight is the one that probably hurts the most.'
Post-game quotes from Reign Coach Laura Harvey and owner Bill Predmore.

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