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Timbers Tid Bits: Elimination Edition

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Well the Portland Timbers were officially eliminated last night by an own goal by the Philadelphia Union. Quite a disappointment if you ask me, but ultimately after giving up two very important home wins to San Jose and Houston it probably should have been expected.

So tomorrow is the final Portland Timbers game of the season. Unfortunate but true. We'll plan on following the play-offs here on Stumptown Footy, as well as continuing our amazing editorial coverage so I hope you guys will stick around.... Seriously it's gonna be amazing!

In the mean time, enjoy today's links!

Timbers news

Portland Timbers eliminated from postseason
New York's Thursday win end's Portland's MLS playoff hopes

Ex-Chelsea forward Spencer: DC United’s De Rosario deserves MVP
Interesting words from the Portland coach.

Paulson: Hope Timbers remember the feeling of missing playoffs
Some reactions from Merritt.

Other news (after the jump)

Detroit, Las Vegas Putting Pressure On MLS Expansion Plans For NY2
Detroit and Las Vegas moving forward with plans to become MLS's next expansion team. Pressure builds on NY2.

MLS reveals expansion rules, what could it mean for KC?
How will the MLS expansion draft potentially affect Sporting Kansas City? Let's wildly speculate and find out.

Poll: MLS MVP award goes to ...
Landon Donovan? David Beckham? Thierry Henry? Dwayne De Rosario? Vote!

Whitecaps' Cannon hoping for graceful bow out of MLS season
Joe Cannon knows what it means to be a fan of Major League Soccer.

MLS to hold re-entry draft Dec. 5 and Dec. 12
Players who want to find a way back into MLS will get their chance soon.