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Timbers Tid Bits: Winless Edition

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Do you remember the last regular season match the Portland Timbers won at home? If you don't I certainly won't blame you... The last regular season home win for the Timbers came on May 21st, almost 2 and a half months ago against the Columbus Crew. What happened? Where did the energy go? I'm going to have a editorial on the Timbers continuing struggles later today, but suffice it to say, I firmly believe that going this long without winning at home isn't acceptable.

Anyway, enjoy the morning/weekend news.

Timbers specific news

Palmer, Chabala thrilled to be reunited with Spencer
Both played pretty well on Saturday.

Portland Timbers Offer Free Meridian Mobile App to Visitors of JELD-WEN Field
I didn't get a chance to try it out at last Saturday's game.

Timbers' Darlington Nagbe scores with surprise marriage proposal
Huge congratulations to Darlington Nagbe and his girlfriend.

Toronto FC escapes Portland with 2 all draw as Timbers fail to hold lead again at home
Team is still winless at home since May.

League news (after the jump)

Beckham ban punishes fans — again
Was it something somebody said? Vancouver soccer fans might feel slighted after seeing another Major League Soccer superstar fail to appear on Empire Field's artificial turf.

MLS Fine Saborio for Dive
As predicted, MLS Disciplinary Committee have taken a dim view of Alovaro Saborio's conduct during their match with San Jose.

Earthquakes goalie fined for obscene gesture
Flipping the bird can get mighty expensive.

Backe puts Red Bulls' win over PSG in perspective
Joel Lindpere's first-half goal gave the Red Bulls a 1-0 win in Saturday's opening match of the annual Emirates Cup tournament at Arsenal's north London stadium.

Galaxy show why they are the class of Major League Soccer
The top team in MLS put on a show in front of 27,500 fans at Empire Field. LA scored four times in the second half.

MLS: Seattle Sounders Fall in Houston, Ending 9-Match Unbeaten Streak
On the road in Houston, the Seattle Sounders suffered their first MLS loss in nine matches on Saturday, falling to the Houston Dynamo 3-1 and ending their longest unbeaten streak of the 2011 season.

With Thin Squad, Union Fans Hoping For Upgrades
For a second year club, the Philadelphia Union have made huge strides in improving their squad. Most Major League Soccer prognosticators considered

Beckham: No regrets over MLS move
Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder David Beckham says he does not regret moving to Major League Soccer in 2007, but will consider his options when his contract expires at the end of the season.

Red Bulls Score One for M.L.S.
Given that Major League Soccer teams went 0-6 against top foreign clubs in the recent World Football Challenge, the Red Bulls' 1-1 tie against Arsenal on Sunday ranked as quite an accomplishment.

The Rise and Fall of Bob Bradley
Five years is a pretty long time for a manager these days. In 2010-2011 the English Premier League saw 50% of its teams fire a manager before, during, or