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Timbers Tid Bits: Reserve Match Edition

The next Timbers game isn't until September 10th. That's almost two weeks away. So what should we Timbers-loving folk do until then to pass the time? The obvious answer is, of course, to get deeply ingrained in one of the many fine European leagues that just recently started this month. However, I have a better proposition...

This Thursday at 7:30 PM the Portland Timbers reserves will take on the LA Galaxy reserves at 7:30 PM. Tickets are only $10 and, given the length of the break, I'm fairly certain we'll see quite a few Timbers starting eleven players out there. Should make for a great game!

Enjoy your morning news.

Timbers specific news

Gambia: Defender Mamadou Danso Pulls Out of Local Squad
I always love reading about our TImbers boys from international sites and perspectives.

Timbers Notebook: Team travels despite postponed game
Some quotes from Jack Jewsbury with regards to the postponed game.

Portland corn maze has Timbers twist
Workers at the Pumpkin Patch on Sauvie Island have carved the Portland Timbers logo into their corn field, creating a five-acre maze that commemorates the team's inaugural MLS season.

MLS news (after the jump)

Lousy refs, and what is MLS doing to reverse home bias?
Without technology, I'm afraid there will always be a certain amount of bias.

In M.L.S., Sporting K.C. Not Always Comfortable in New Home
Sporting Kansas City received a big boost with the opening of its new stadium, Livestrong Sporting Park, in June. But now, the club has squandered two late leads in losing matches at home.

Fire Stay Alive With Two Wins in a Row
Chicago seems to be crawling back from a dysmal season.

Whitecaps' Koffie continues to improve and impress
Young players are making their mark on teams in MLS.

Business Off The Pitch: Eto'o transfer proves MLS success is dependent on corporations, investors
Kind of long winded, but some interesting business notes from around the world as it pertains to MLS.

Revived Fire ready for Richmond in U.S. Open Cub semi
As somebody who loves rooting for the underdogs... Go Richmond!

CCL signs pointing MLS' direction
MLS success in the CCL is all the rage these days.