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Timbers Tid Bits: Combine Edition

Yesterday we saw the release of the players who will be involved in the 2012 MLS Combine. It was quite the impressive list of 52 players and one that we here at Stumptown Footy will be pouring over as we look for potential candidates for the Timbers #8 pick in the 2012 SuperDraft.

One thing to note is that this is not the full list of players that will be involved in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft. There will be approximately 66 players involved total which will include international invitees (like John Rooney this past year) and players who have signed Generation Adidas contracts as Darlington Nagbe did. So, while we may find the #8 pick somewhere in this lot, there's a good chance that he may be elsewhere (*cough* Andrew Jean-Baptiste, Matthew Hedges *cough*)

Enjoy today's news!

Adidas goes local to make new Timbers jerseys
More info regarding the manufacturing of the kit here in Portland.

Portland Timbers opener against Philadelphia Union will air on ESPN2
The match will be one of four airing nationally as part of First Kick.

Landon Donovan doesn't rule out possible Australian football move
Landon Donovan put Australian clubs on red alert, claims that he might play in Australian football someday.

Orlando Causing Shakeup in Soccer's Minor Leagues
Orlando City owner Phil Rawlins has no desire to pay the second division North American Soccer Leagues franchise fees (last check-$750k). His strategy is to get to Major League Soccer bypassing NASL.

HIGHLIGHTS: Ajax 4-2 Generation Adidas
Solid game that was actually heavily in favor of the GA for a while.

For MLS, bigger isn't necessarily better
With Montreal becoming the league's 19th franchise in 2012, and a possible 20th coming soon after, MLS is nearing its optimum number of teams.

Colombian striker Montano to stay with Impact for jump to MLS
Forward Miguel Montano will stay with The Montreal Impact for its debut season in Major League Soccer.

Early decision to retire for D.C. United's Quaranta
Santino Quaranta, 27, is ending his career in Major League Soccer the same way it began: early.

Whitecaps unveil South Korean defender Young-Pyo Lee
The Vancouver Whitecaps won the bidding war for Young-Pyo Lee without really trying.

GALAXY: Brazilian says he's signed
Marcelo Sarvas, whom the Galaxy battled twice this year in CONCACAF Champions League play, has signed a two-year contract with two option years, his agent told Costa Rican sports website Al Pie del Deporte.

Sounders sign veteran goalie from top pro league in Greece
The man who will replace Kasey Keller in goal for Sounders FC knows he can't try to be Kasey Keller.