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Timbers Tid Bits: West Brom Friendly Edition

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The third of four international friendlies hit tonight and this one is, arguably, the biggest match with the highest profile club. I know it's not Manchester United, or even Manchester City but seeing West Bromwich Albion is a treat unto itself. It won't be every year that they come to the United States like some of the bigger teams so it's kind of nice to relish in the moment. Besides, with the next regular home game not scheduled until July 30th, it'll be nice to actually attend a home game again.

I'll have more on tonight's game in a little bit, including a ticket giveaway! Until then enjoy the morning news.

Timbers specific news

Timbers grateful for Perkins' huge performance in Chicago
I sure as hell am...

Portland Timbers' Kevin Goldthwaite talks about season-ending injury
Central defender said he's trying to look forward after season-ending injury.

Portland Timbers ' Jack Jewsbury selected to All-Star gameday roster
The midfielder will make his first all-star appearance in a nine-year career when the MLS stars play Manchester United July 27.

Steve Madeley’s Albion tour diary
Albion will follow in some famous footsteps when they take to the field here in Portland.

League news (after the jump)

Whitecaps in pursuit of Owen Hargreaves
Vancouver owner confirms Major League Soccer club is interested in Calgary-born former Manchester United midfielder

World soccer power Manchester United visits Portland and Nike campus
EPL champs practice in Portland to prepare for exhibition game against Seattle.

The Philadelphia Union are "disappointed" with Everton's decision not to play American star Tim Howard
That really is a bummer. You'd think on an American tour the EPL club would want to highlight their best marketing asset.

New stadium, new name, new attitude for MLS in KC
Davy Arnaud remembers gazing into the stands at Arrowhead Stadium on a crisp March day and nearly being able to count the number of fans.

Revolution awful desperate for win
I'm sure all their fan troubles aren't alleviating any pressure either.

Narrowing the gap?
Sounders FC goalkeeper Kasey Keller believes Major League Soccer teams have earned their right to share a pitch with the great clubs of the world.

Galaxy host Crew, aim to extend unbeaten run
With the Columbus Crew and the Los Angeles Galaxy both in good form at the moment, this should be an interesting match up.

'Quakes hope to extend home streak against 'Caps
San Jose's six-game home unbeaten streak is a little deceiving at a glance, because its last three results are draws.