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Timbers Tid Bits: Rose City Til' I Die Edition

Tough loss yesterday. No doubt about it. Going up twice and then watching the guys give up three goals, two of which should never have occurred in the first place is pretty heart wrenching. But, with all that said, it only strengthens my resolve as a Timbers fan and as a Flounders antagonist. Rose city til' I die.

It should also be said that yesterday's match was a small footnote in the history the Timbers and Sounders already have and will have in the year's to come. For those who are taking the loss especially hard just remember that there's always next year, and the year after that one, and the year after that one... and so on.

Enjoy the morning news!

Timbers specific news

Seattle tops Portland in five-goal thriller
The latest installment of the Cascadia Cup did not disappoint Major League Soccer spectators.

Timbers' Jewsbury picked for MLS all-star team
Personally, I'd rather he stick around the Timbers. We need him.

Brunner picks bad day to become goat in loss to Seattle
Bad tackle, no doubt about it.

Timbers-Sounders not the only Portland-Seattle rivalry in town
When it comes to Portland-Seattle sports, the teams don't have to be major league to stoke a rivalry.

Portland Timbers lose to Seattle Sounders, 2-3 (photo essay)
Some great photos from the day's game.

League news (after the jump)

Pro Soccer in Tucson for the Spring? It’s a possibility
MLS continues to pursue options in Arizona, despite being the state which openly alienates people of Hispanic origin.

Sporting KC’s Bravo popular in the Hispanic community
Unsurprising given that similar players like Blanco in the past have brought out the Hispanic fanbase.

Long and short of playing on turf
"As a footballer, you never want to be on turf, ever," the New York Red Bulls star striker said recently.

D.C. United's Chris Korb adjusting as a rookie in MLS
The Ohio native and Nagbe's former Akron teammate is fitting in.

Whitecaps dunked by Rapids in Colorado as MLS road woes continue
The Vancouver Whitecaps fought back gamely but couldn't overcome a two-goal deficit and lost 2-1 to

2011 Major League Soccer Midseason Awards
Everybody has a midseason awards it seems.

Red Bulls, Galaxy dominate MLS All-Star First XI
Jack Jewsbury was the lone Timbers to have made the squad.