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Timbers Tid Bits: New Leaf Edition

Yesterday was certainly an eventful Memorial Day for many MLS fans as two teams decided to ditch their respective head coaches. Our friendly neighbors to the north, the Vancouver Whitecaps, bid adieu to their long time USL coach Teitur Thordarson and the Chicago Fire opted to seek out a different direction than where Carlos de los Cobos was taking the team. Both clubs are now being run by interim head coaches.

I'm very happy the Portland Timbers' season has fared better. While I don't necessarily believe the Timbers FO would be as shortsighted as maybe Vancouver is being, I'd still hate to think that Spencer could lose his job at any moment were the season to not improve. He's a great coach who doesn't give the media, fans or the players the run around. I can respect that.

Anyway, on with the day's news!

Timbers specific news

Tmbers in 30 Broadcast
Catch the weekly Timbers show here.

Less than united, they fall — Timbers' home streak ends with loss to D.C.
More reviews!

Timbers Fans Donate To Help Tornado Victims
Fans of the Portland Timbers took time out from this weekend’s home game to help the victims of the deadly Joplin, Mo. tornado.

Portland Timbers Vs. DC United: Full Time, DC Takes Impressive Road Win
Sunday's game recap.

League news (after the jump)

You Thought You Knew Major League Soccer, But You Had No Idea
A weekend review column.

Everything You Knew About MLS Changed this Weekend
During a weekend known as the Super Bowl of soccer, it was MLS and not the Champions League final that provided a bit of drama and the interesting story

Business Off The Pitch: FC Dallas Finding Success Following Its Rebranding
An interesting look at the Dallas Burn and how they're finding success as FC Dallas.

Caps dismiss Thordarson
After only 12 games the Whitecaps dismissed their long time USL coach Teitur Thordarson.

Koke's short stint with Dynamo comes to an end
Quickest Designated Player run ever.

What are the Fire getting with new head coach Frank Klopas?
As Carlos de los Cobos steps down a new head coach steps up in Chicago.

Promise fades to changes for Chicago, Vancouver
After encouraging starts to the season, Carlos de los Cobos and Teitur Thordarson are each out of work.

Union's Mapp is MLS Player of Week
Congratulations to Mapp and his astounding play last Saturday.

Ex-Chelsea, PSV striker Kezman rumoured to be coming to MLS
Begin the European off-season transfer rumors!