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Timbers Tid Bits: MLS Cup Champions Edition

Congratulations to the Los Angeles Galaxy for winning MLS Cup. There I said it. Can we just move on already?

For those of you who watched the game, I'm sorry. It wasn't exactly an enthralling game was it? Of course most MLS Cup matches aren't so I suppose it really was no surprise. Still, Beckham has his trophy, LA finally proved they can win the big enchilada so good for them. On to 2012!

As we enter into December (the lull for MLS news) I'll be looking up and researching possible SuperDraft picks. So stay tuned for that. In the mean time, some links for you!

Timbers news

Portland Timbers Offseason Outlook
A look at the 2012 SuperDraft.

Timbers' Mike Golub named MLS Executive of the Year; Portland receives several executive honors
Timbers receive five individual awards, named Operations Staff of the Year

Portland's Nagbe becomes a fan for the weekend
Portland Timbers rookie phenomenon Darlington Nagbe took a turn as a fan over the weekend.

Former Blazers COO Mike Golub Wins MLS Executive Of The Year
TIL Mike Golub was a Blazers executive.

Other news (after the jump)

Sepp Blatter: US would benefit from schedule change
FIFA president Sepp Blatter disclosed his thoughts that Major League Soccer should switch to a European schedule for the development of the league Sepp Blatter: US would benefit from schedule change.

Montreal Impact Officially Join MLS As League's 19th Team
The 2012 MLS season begins on Monday as the offseason to prepare for the campaign begins, meaning the Montreal Impact are officially a part of MLS now!

Whitecaps leave disappointing Mustapha Jarju unprotected for MLS expansion draft
The Vancouver Whitecaps have left designated player Mustapha Jarju unprotected in the Major League Soccer

Taped E.P.L. Game Outdrew Live M.L.S. Final
Fox's rebroadcast of an English Premier League was seen by almost double the number of viewers for the Major League Soccer title match on ESPN Sunday night.

Beckham - No PSG talks
David Beckham has told Sky Sports News that he has not held talks with Paris Saint Germain.

America's Soccer Sweethearts Deliver
The 72nd-minute build-up by the Los Angeles Galaxy was brilliant (by MLS standards) soccer: nothing with La Liga flair or Premiere League speed, but effective and worth note.

MLS deserves to succeed, but there's still lots of work to be done
Major League Soccer is making some serious headway based on the response to David Beckham's first title win with the L.A. Galaxy, which attracted coverage from all over the globe.

MLS 2011: Best and worst of the season
Our suggestions for goal of the year, miss of the season, the worst haircut in MLS and many more.

Adu, Bravo Available In MLS Expansion Draft
Philadelphia Union midfielder Freddy Adu and Sporting Kansas City forward Omar Bravo are among the players left unprotected for Wednesday's Major League Soccer Expansion Draft.