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PORTLAND, OR - MAY 21: Members of the Portland Timbers and the Columbus Crew play in front of a sign hung by the 'Timbers Army' in the first half of the game at PGE Park on May 21, 2011 in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
PORTLAND, OR - MAY 21: Members of the Portland Timbers and the Columbus Crew play in front of a sign hung by the 'Timbers Army' in the first half of the game at PGE Park on May 21, 2011 in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
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Kudos to the Timbers Army members who organized the large "RAPTURED" banner down in section 104-103. I don't think there was another SG in MLS this weekend that paid homage to Saturday's unique "event." My condolences go out to those who actually believed it was going to happen. Better luck next prediction I suppose.

Anyway, today's news is largely various reviews of games from this weekend including many, many Portland Timbers vs. Columbus Crew match ups.

Enjoy!

Timbers specific news

Pure rapture! Timbers stay undefeated at home
And the streak continues to grow. In front of another sellout crowd at Jeld-Wen field on Saturday night, the Portland Timbers pulled out a 1-0 victory against the Columbus Crew, improving their home record to 5-0 in MLS regular season play.

Pumas, Timbers U-23 play to scoreless draw
The Timbers U-23 have had a rough start in comparison to their perfect season last year.

Troy Perkins finds what he'd been missing
He played a phenomenal game on Saturday with some top quality saves. Easily my player of the match.

RECAP: Brunner punishes old team as Timbers top Crew 1-0
The official PortlandTimbers.com review

Timbers rolling at home but expecting fierce guests
If the Timbers get past D.C. United this coming Sunday, two potential streak-snapping games surface: Colorado on June 11 and the New York Red Bulls the following week.

Timbers beat Crew 1-0 to stay perfect in Portland
Associated Press review of Saturday's match.

Portland Timbers vs Columbus Report
Another review of Saturday's game.

Match Report: Timbers 1, Columbus 0
One final match review.

League news (after the jump)

Is Colorado Set Up for Another MLS Cup Run?
Perhaps, but at this point it's still too early, especially when one considers the way the play-offs usually play out.

Seattle Sounders Vs. Sporting Kansas City: Jeff Parke Wins It With Stoppage Time Header
Bummer. The Flounders managed to eek out a win in second half stoppage time. Would have been great to have two games on hand and 3 2 points up on Seattle.

Yallop pleased with strike pair after win over New England
San Jose continues to rise from the ashes after they started out the season in poor form.

Chivas rues poor first half, Galaxy celebrate derby victory
Apparently there was some sort of "Clasico" or some such thing held down in LA.

Impact barely made a dent this season
The Montreal Impact might be suffering from pre-MLS syndrome, having won only once in its first six games.

LA grant Beckham permission to go to Neville testimonial
You know it's Beckham's dedication that impresses me most...

Ajax Defeats DC United 2-1 in First Euro Friendly of 2011
The Timbers play Ajax this Wednesday.