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Timbers Tid Bits: Play Off Push Edition

With last night's win the Portland Timbers have proven that they're still very much interested in getting into the play offs this year. A couple weeks ago I had (almost) counted them out entirely. I don't think I've ever been happier to be proven wrong. Of course, the race isn't over yet. The Timbers have a lot of fighting left to do to actually secure a spot. Still, if they can manage a couple road wins (one this weekend against DC United would be a great start!) and finish at home unbeaten from now until then they should have a solid position in the play-offs this year. Stay optimistic...

Enjoy your afternoon news!

Timbers specific news

Timbers score in the first half then hang on to beat Chivas USA 1-0
It's tight but the Timbers are officially back in the play-off race.

Timbers’ reserves make a case for playing time
I think one of the most consistent reserve players is Peter Lowry. Definitely aching for at least a sub spot...

Timbers Move Into Thick Of Playoff Race With Win
Chivas USA visits the Timbers with both teams separated by just two points and fighting for the final playoff spot.

Portland Timbers defeat Chivas 1-0, move into thick of playoff race
Eric Brunner scores the team's only goal as the Timbers win their second consecutive game.

League news (after the jump)

NFL Considered Proposal for Competing Pro Soccer League
Okay, I don't normally link to the Bleacher Report (blech!) but this is pretty interesting, if true. Fun read, regardless... I can only imagine how horribly this would have failed.

Vancouver Whitecaps' Joe Cannon blasts his team's play
Seems like Vancouver is really down in the dumps this week.

No jobs are guaranteed as Whitecaps begin planning for next MLS season
A little heavy handed I'd say.

Ex-US youth international Sammy Ochoa signs MLS deal
Interesting. Wonder who gets him...

Seattle Sounders and Colorado Rapids Help MLS Stay Undefeated in Champions League
Has hell frozen over all of a sudden? What magic and mystery has happened down in Mexico?

In Toronto, Let's Play One and a Half!
The Toronto-Dallas match in the Concacaf Champions League was abandoned Wednesday night because of inclement weather in the Toronto area.

Galaxy "want to do our part" in league's success in CCL
Can LA follow FC Dallas' and Seattle's lead?