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Timbers Tid Bits: Robbed Edition

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What a game. An unbelievable second half marked by a great Captain Jack goal followed almost immediately by Kevin Goldthwaite getting his first notch on the score sheet and then, as if an angel graced the field, Stephen Keel, former Portland Timbers defender, netted an own goal against the New York Red Bulls to put the Timbers up 3-1. There'll be few times we ever see that... Unfortunately victory was not to be had. That last penalty kick was heart wrenching. I'm still depressed by it.

Oh well, time to look forward to Saturday's away game. At least we can say the losing streak is over. So that's something...

Timbers specific news

Suspended Timbers coach John Spencer: I'm going bland
Looks like John Spencer is being a little more cautious with the media from this point on.

Keel finds a home with the Red Bulls
The defender played with Portland in 2010 in Division 2, but wasn't retained when the team moved up to MLS.

No minivans or orange slices: PNW soccer is cool
Fans in the Pacific Northwest have done something for Major League Soccer that David Beckham and a million soccer moms couldn't. They've made MLS cool.

Henry sent off, Red Bulls go top
Fascinating game, if not completely and utterly disappointing.

League news (after the jump)

New soccer stadium should draw national team matches
Good point, I'd love it if Jeld-Wen would host a legitimate USMNT game someday.

Ottawa is getting a North American Soccer League team
Good for the second division, which desperately needs more teams.

Another Charlie Davies controversy goes viral
Another Davies dive... Charlie Divies anyone?

Toronto FC: What it feels like to support a losing club
After watching Toronto play against Seattle this past weekend... well I have no words really.

Gold Cup: US ready for Panama rematch in semifinals
Revenge is oh so sweet.

Prince Tagoe reveals tempting MLS offer
Apparently the Sounders have "offered" $200,000/week. That would make him one of the highest paid MLS players in the league. Let's just say I'm doubtful.

Putting the 'W' back in Whitecaps
The Vancouver Whitecaps' record Major League Soccer futility streak is over. Time to move on.