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Timbers Tid Bits: Off Season Edition

First week of the off season... well for Timbers fans anyway. Many of you might be dreading the weeks that come as they're considerably less packed with soccer and, as a result less news from yours truly. But fear not! We here at Stumptown Footy HQ have plenty of stuff to cover over the off season. Seriously, it'll probably be more packed with news and editorials than the regular season...

Starting this week we'll kick off our play-off coverage. I know the Timbers aren't involved, but it's still important for MLS fans in general to know what's happening. I'll also be putting together a helpful article to determine which, if any, of the current play-off teams you should be rooting for. You know, to make it more fun!

So if you think SF will become less content heavy in the coming weeks you can think again. We're preparing for some great coverage in the weeks ahead.

Enjoy your afternoon news!

Timbers news

Timbers conclude season with 1-1 draw at Real Salt Lake
Futty Danso scores equalizer in second-half stoppage time.

Timbers take much-needed point away from home
With the season over, there's a lot to look forward to next year with plenty of positives from the team.

Futty boosts Timbers to draw with RSL
A high note to go out on. 1-1 at Rio Tinto is no easy feat.

Other news (after the jump)

United's De Rosario wins first Golden Boot of his career
Tied at 16 with Chris Wondolowski but his 12 assists breaks the tie.

Impact make goalkeeper Bush third signing for jump to MLS
Montreal is wasting no time.

Anyone Can Win the MLS Cup—Even the Red Bulls
History has shown that unlikely teams can win the MLS title, which bodes well for the up-and-down Red Bulls.

Chicago Fire: Chicago Fire ends its season on high note
Though they didn't make the playoffs, 3-2 victory over Columbus Crew in finale wraps up strong finish.

CHIVAS USA: Season ends in defeat
Robin Fraser's first season in charge of Chivas USA ended as it started, in defeat, with the Goats dropping a spot in the standings.

Whitecaps can expect sweeping changes under new coach Martin Rennie
The Vancouver Whitecaps' first season in Major League Soccer is mercifully over.

THE SCHEDULE  MLS playoffs begin on Wednesday
Here's what's what when it comes to the Play Offs.

Toronto FC ends season with a hint of hope
We are five years deep into Toronto FC’s existence, and aside from last fall’s MLS Cup, the pitch at BMO Field remains unburdened by the stomping feet of professional soccer players come November.

C.J Sapong is favorite for MLS honors
C.J. Sapong is in the running to win the Major League Soccer Rookie of the Year Award.

Whitecaps end first MLS season on losing note
The Vancouver Whitecaps finished their debut Major League Soccer season Saturday by blowing a second-half lead.