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Timbers Tid Bits: Scheduling Conflict Edition

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Tomorrow is the end of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. As everybody expected at the beginning of the tournament the match will be between the USA and Mexico. It's going to be a very gritty, high intensity match that few will want to miss. Unfortunately, the soccer gods that be have decided to broadcast both the Portland Timbers vs. FC Dallas match and the Gold Cup final at nearly the same time, which proposes a problem for many of us. Any suggestions?

Enjoy the morning news.

Timbers specific news

In Portland, a Boisterous Army of Fans Embraces Its Soccer Team
Portland’s new team in Major League Soccer, the Timbers, is replicating some of the trappings of its European counterparts and finding success in the Pacific Northwest.

Training Update: June 23rd
Some training notes from yesterday.

Behind Enemy Lines: Scouting Portland Timbers
FC Dallas blog, Big D Soccer, attempts to break down the Timbers in his scouting report.

Behind The Axe: News on the Reserve front, while language talks in New England
A wrap on everything happening with the Timbers and MLS.

Ex-Celtic striker Sheridan has Portland Timbers trial extended
Looks like a possible loan move during the Summer.

League news (after the jump)

MLS record crowd sees Sounders beat Red Bulls
Roger Levesque scored twice to lift the Seattle Sounders to a 4-2 win over the New York Red Bulls before a record MLS crowd on Thursday.

FC Dallas scoping Gold Cup for possible transfer targets
Gold Cup is proving to be a lush market for the summer transfer window.

Why so many ties?
As the season gets on, the amount of tied games is growing.

New England's Guy looks to make most of MLS transition
Ryan Guy's transition from Ireland’s Airtricity League to Major League Soccer took a bit longer than he expected.

Real Salt Lake, MLS and a host of others step up for a great cause
Major League Soccer, Real Salt Lake and Extreme Home Makeover all are stepping up to support DKMS as they look for bone marrow donors who can help change and save lives.

Seattle Sounders FC 4-2 New York Red Bulls: Defensive errors rife in home win
Bummer. I was really hoping New York would pull off a win against Seattle.

Crew rookie impresses in first start
Always happy to see rookies in the league becoming impressive players.

What To Watch For: MLS Week 15
Some highlights to look out for in each of the weekend's games.