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Timbers Tid Bit: Deflated Edition

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This weekend was not a particularly joyful time for me. I suppose that will happen when you almost simultaneously watch your home team lose 4 - 0 and then a few minutes later watch as your national team loses 4 - 2 in the final of a very important tournament. The proverbial cherry on top was when the New England Revolution failed to do anything but suck against the Seattle Sounders gracing our northern neighbors with 3 additional points. Rough stuff...

Luckily it's a new week and with a new week comes the opportunity to look ahead and forget the woes of the past. Also we get a home game this Saturday so that'll be fun, as it always is.

Enjoy the morning news!

Timbers specific news

In love with Portland, NYT puts Timbers out front
Apparently the NYT Timbers article was a bigger deal than I originally thought.

Timbers' Spencer: "I thought we were very poor"
How do you go from a respectable performance against New York to such a middling waste of everybody's time a week later?

FCD thrash Portland to sour Cooper's homecoming
No sure if Cooper even wanted to win.

Match Report: Timbers 0, Dallas 4
A detailed match report for Saturday's abysmal game.

League news (after the jump)

Sporting KC Continue Run Of Streaks, Beat Vancouver Whitecaps, 2-1
Sporting KC held on for another well deserved result Saturday night at home against lowly Vancouver Whitecaps.

MLS Still Primary Revenue Source For Soccer-Specific Stadiums
Soccer specific stadiums throughout Major League Soccer play a similar role in sports and entertainment in the United States as do similar stadiums around the world. Few sports stadia exist to host soccer matches alone.

Conflict with MLS team means Mariners start late
Interesting. Does this mean the Mariners moved it so that Seattle Mariners ans would show up?

Friday Of Fines In Major League Soccer
Major League Soccer finished the week issuing $16,000 dollars in fines involving the New York Red Bulls, Los Angeles Galaxy, and DC United forward Charlie Davies.

Columbus Crew routs Colorado Rapids in Major League Soccer
At least Colorado lost, which helps the Timbers a small amount in the standings.

MLS notebook: Bornstein stumbles in Gold Cup
The Timbers had coveted the defender, but he had a poor outing for the U.S. against Mexico.

MLS notebook: Bornstein stumbles in Gold Cup
The Timbers had coveted the defender, but he had a poor outing for the U.S. against Mexico.

TFC has a lot of unanswered questions
A rundown of TFC’s diminished lineup sums up Saturday’s predictable 3-1 loss in Salt Lake City.

Sounders come from behind to beat Revs
No surprise here. Couldn't New England do one thing right and beat Seattle?

Caps have mountain to climb at halfway mark
The Vancouver Whitecaps' debut Major League Soccer season is half over -17 games played and 17 more