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Timbers Tid Bits: Scheduling Edition... with Poll!

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So Jurgen Klinsmann had some choice words about MLS players and the way the league currently operates its scheduling. In a few words he wants the league season to be longer in order to facilitate a more competitive environment as compared to the rest of the world.

Those of you who have followed SF for a while now should know that I'm a huge proponent of keeping a balanced schedule and increasing the number of games played per year. This doesn't only mean expanding games to accommodate a balanced schedule for the Montreal Impact, it also means adjusting the U.S. Open Cup in such a way so as to ensure that MLS teams are playing more games.

But I'd like to know what you guys think. I've attached a poll to today's TTB to see if a longer schedule is something that's wanted or if you prefer a shorter, more regionalized schedule like what is currently planned to happen in 2012.

Enjoy your afternoon news!

Timbers news

Monday Morning Centre Back: The Reckoning in the Land of Trees and Chainsaws
Fellow SB Nation site Dynamo Theory talks about Friday's game a bit.

Portland Timbers: Fashion Forward For EarthTec
In case you were wondering how this whole thing went down. Warning: lots of pink!

Playoff spot and much more on line for Chabala, Palmer
I'm sure Mike Chabala and Lovel Palmer would like to deal Houston a bit of revenge.

Other news (after the jump)

Jurgen Klinsmann calls for MLS changes
I like this man. He's got some good ideas.

Fire in dire need of finishing kick
After the Fire played its most recent Major League Soccer game Oct. 1, a playoff berth didn’t seem out of the question.

Chicago Fire manager Frank Klopas facing selection headaches
Injuries are depleting Chicago's squad.

Klinsmann changes 'the landscape' for US soccer
Klinsmann calls for a balanced, longer schedule. I agree!

Impact re-sign 2011 MVP Hassoun Camara
French midfielder is the first player from last season's squad to join the club's roster for 2012