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Timbers Tid Bits: Losing Streak Edition

Well, it's official, the Portland Timbers are now on a losing streak. The longest they've had yet this season, in fact. While Saturday's game was a better, stronger, and more coordinated effort than games prior it simply wasn't enough to keep the team from losing it's third straight game in a row. What's worse is that Seattle didn't lose against Vancouver as they were trailing at the half time against our other rivals Vancouver. While ordinarily a tie between the two benefits the Timbers best, given Vancouver's shape I was hoping they'd pull off a rare victory against our much stronger rivals.

Anyway, time to move on. Enjoy your morning news!

Timbers specific news

Bright Dike returns to practice for Portland Timbers
The young striker is making an impressive recovery time.

Injury to Danso brings Horst full circle
Horst got in an impressive game after subbing on early in last Saturday's match.

Colorado’s stoppage-time goal stuns Timbers
Colorado Rapids used a 92nd-minute goal by Drew Moor to beat the Portland Timbers 1-0 in front of 18,627 at sold-out Jeld-Wen Field.

Portland Timbers: Timbers coach John Spencer and players talk about 1-0 loss against Colorado
Timbers coach John Spencer was escorted off the field at the end of regulation, then Colorado's Drew Moor scored in stoppage time, handing Portland its third loss in a row.

Rejected, ejected, dejected: Anatomy of a Timbers loss
Review of Saturday's game.

Parking problems continue at Timbers games
Yet another reason why opening up Jeld-Wen Field to the 22,000 it can would be a bad idea.

Timbers' John Spencer likely to receive fine after criticizing officials
Portland head coach criticizes officials in Timbers' 1-0 loss to Colorado.

League news (after the jump)

The Case For And Against MLS Promotion/Relegation
Round and round we go, another argument for promotion/relegation in MLS.

Livestrong Sporting Park Hoping to Set the Standard for Future MLS Stadiums
A good article concerning future MLS stadia and how LSP has set the standard. It really is a beautiful stadium.

Whitecaps hope honeymoon lasts
The Vancouver Whitecaps have had a successful launch in Major League Soccer, except on the pitch.

Inconsistent officiating threatens MLS’ future
John Spencer has let his opinion be known, I think something serious needs to happen soon with regards to the reffing situation.

Rochester Rhinos no longer on MLS radar (really great article about the team)
Nearly five years after commissioner Don Garber said he wanted to find Rochester a Major League Soccer team, the dream may be dead.

Visual Evidence That Players In The MLS Are, In Fact, Insanely Skilled
The MLS' goal of the season came last night. And boy, was it pretty.

MLS wrap: Kansas City, Chicago collect three points
Big weekend for underdogs.