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Timbers Tid Bits: 4/21/11

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Forgive the small absence between this week's "Tid Bits" I have, unfortunately, been sick for the last couple days... still am, in fact! I'm just happy I got sick this week rather than a week we have a home game.

Anyway, I'll keep this short tonight. Here's today's links.

Timbers News

Paulson sleeps well after Timbers' wild weekend
Portland owner reflects on long-awaited home opener

MLSsoccer.com Team of the Week: Week 5
Rodney Wallace, Khalif Alhassan, and Jorge Perlaza make up three of the eleven players on the team. Nice!

Home is Where the Heart is for Resurgent Portland
Tom Victor's first impressions of MLS debutantes, Portland Timbers. The vocal home support from the Timbers fans seems to have brought the best out of their players.

League News (after the jump)

Decision on re-signing David Beckham will be based on soccer, not his celebrity status
Major League Soccer says the Los Angeles Galaxy will make the decision on whether to attempt to re-sign David Beckham based on his soccer ability and not his celebrity.

Lack of options drives Benny Feilhaber to MLS
A decent article about MLS's recent acquisition of USMNT midfielder Benny Feilhaber.

Kyle Beckerman will miss the second leg of CCL
Kyle Beckerman is the face of Real Salt Lake, but unfortunately the captain will be forced to miss the biggest match in team

Real Salt Lake earns late draw in first leg of CONCACAF Champions League final
Javier Morales scored an 89th-minute equalizer to give Real Salt Lake a 2-2 draw at Monterrey in the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League final Wednesday.

Big congratulations to Real Salt Lake on their impressive 2 - 2 draw against Mexican league side Monterrey last night in the Concacaf Champions League finals.