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Timbers Tid Bits: Transfer Window Edition

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Tomorrow, the international transfer window for MLS officially opens up. We've already been seeing teams from around the league add international players with the New York Red Bulls adding a DP goalkeeper, Toronto adding two European DPs and Vancouver adding a young DP... it's been quite the hustle and bustle for MLS teams. Nothing yet from the Timbers though. I expect we'll see at least one defensive signing soon after the window open though. That area needs to be patched, quickly.

Enjoy the morning (almost afternoon!) news.

Timbers specific news

Chris Ryan on the MLS rivalry between the Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers
The Portland Timbers vs. Seattle Sounders: Taking the temperature of MLS' fiercest rivalry.

Seattle pushes Portland Timbers winless streak to seven with 3-2 win at Jeld-Wen Field
After taking a 2-1 lead late in the second half, the Timbers defense failed to hold the lead, and the Sounders scored two goals late to pull out a 3-2 victory in front of a packed Jeld-Wen Field.

Cooper’s work still isn’t done
Nobody can argue against Cooper's professionalism. Despite a rough time on the field, he continually trains after each and ever game.

With or without Brunner, Timbers seek better defense
Brunner will be out this Saturday. Is his loss a huge blow?

League news (after the jump)

New York Red Bulls solve its goalkeeping issues with a bold move signing Frank Rost as MLS' first DP keeper
So he is a Designated Player after all.

Chicago Fire signs Argentinian midfielder Sebastian Grazzini
He will be available to play against Portland this Saturday.

MLS suspends 2 players and a coach
Cracking down after games is becoming quite a regular occurrence.

TFC pricing policy under fire
It seems like nothing the TFC management does is right...

Whitecaps miss perfection of Atiba Harris
Atiba Harris had a near-perfect start for the Vancouver Whitecaps.