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Timbers Tid Bits: Cascadia Cup Edition

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With the mid week game, and a particularly hectic day yesterday, we've not been able to give the Cascadia Cup its due attention that it deserves thus far. Well that'll end right now with this little link thread.

The Portland Timbers really only have one chance left at some silverware this season and that's the Cascadia Cup. But even that won't be very easy to get at this point due to the 3-2 loss at Jeld-Wen Field against the Seattle Sounders (dammit). Still if the Timbers win tomorrow's match up and the October 2nd away game we could see a much better outlook for some semblance of victory this year.

Enjoy the morning news!

Timbers specific news

A rivalry rekindled: NASL days built a strong foundation for NW rivals
Learn about the history of the Timbers vs. Whitecaps.

Club Comparison: Whitecaps vs Portland Timbers
Be warned, this is from a Vancouver paper so it's definitely slanted. The "FANS" comparison seems the most slanted in my opinion.

Whitecaps Notebook: Timbers rivalry looms large
Both teams now seem to only have the Cascadia Cup to look forward to.

Off-Duty Portland Cop Arrested For DUI
This is only semi-Timbers related, but the cop who mistreated a Timbers Army member a few years ago has been arrested.

League news (after the jump)

Goalie hit by object as Sporting KC wins
Kansas City fans must be the worst! To throw something at your own goalkeeper while you're winning the game. Wow...

Young Salgado must learn from afar
He's young and being young means you won't be on the first team very often.

MLS Commissioner and Union CEO lead discussion with supporters in Philadelphia
Union fans got a rare treat...

MLS veteran Conrad retires
Concussions takes another MLS player out of the game.

FC Dallas goalie: Victory in Mexico a sign of progress
First ever victory over a Mexican side in Mexico by an MLS team.

Keane greeted with enthusiasm upon L.A. arrival
Robbie Keane joins the Galaxy in a transfer from the EPL at a key juncture for the MLS franchise.

Toronto FC holds on for CONCACAF win over Tauro
With TFC's win I believe that's a complete victory for MLS sides.

Fire sets MLS record with 15th tie
Break out the champagne?

Union's Freddy Adu preaches patience as he tries to adapt to his new team
Freddy Adu was far from dominant in his Union debut last week, and that might be more a testament to the caliber of play in Major League Soccer than anything the attacking midfielder did or did not do.

Why Robbie Keane is the man to bring success to Major League Soccer side Los Angeles Galaxy
Alexi Lalas' piece for British publication Mirror Football.

As keeper's MLS dream fades, England beckons
Good for him. I'd say landing a League 1 side isn't too shabby for a young goalkeeper.

Player movement shows MLS moving toward big-league play
It does seem that in a time of economic uncertainty, MLS continues to grow.