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Timbers Tid Bits: Goats Edition

I always found it odd that Chivas USA was named as such given what the word "chivas" actually means. For those that don't know chivas in Spanish means "goats." So, essentially, the Portland Timbers are playing a team called Goats USA tonight. Obviously it's all about the branding being carried over from their sister club in Guadalajara, but it's still funny regardless. This is also why you see so many goat-related comparisons thrown around the team, in case you were curious.

Anyway, onto the morning news!

Timbers specific news

Portland striker Dike takes long road back from injury
And he's played well in the relatively few minutes he's been on the pitch! Glad to have him back!

Portland's playoff hopes on line as Chivas USA visit
Apparently this is a pretty important game or something...

Portland Timbers Vs. Chivas USA: When Three Points Mean So Much More
The Portland Timbers and Chivas USA meet tonight in a big time match. Find out what it means for both club's playoff chances.

Timbers host Chivas in crucial Western Conference tilt
It's gonna be a fun match!

League news (after the jump)

USLers hoping to get noticed in friendly with Union
Interesting that they're playing a friendly at all...

Why MLS TV Coverage Relegated To NBC Is A Promotion To Me
I don't understand how this author can even hint at the NBC MLS deal as being a "relegation."

Real Salt Lake: The incredible shrinking soccer team
Another article on the downfall of Real Salt Lake.

Blackburn Rovers boss is more than happy to buy Georg
It may not be the most glamorous of starts to George John’s Premier League career, but just a glance at the man he will probably be sitting in the stands with tonight is enough reason for hope.

Seattle Sounders, Monterrey, And The Biggest Win In MLS History
I'm not one to disagree with my SB Nation cousins very often, but I think this might be a little exaggerated.

NeuLion and Major League Soccer Announce "TV Everywhere" Bringing Live and On-Demand Content in HD to Roku and Panasonic Viera Connect TVs
NeuLion, for those that don't know, is the company that handles Match Day Live.

Toronto FC faces crucial Champions League test
Toronto FC will continue in its quest to qualify for the knockout round of the CONCACAF Champions League when it hosts fellow MLS side FC Dallas Wednesday night.