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Timbers Tid Bits: Sweet Victory Edition

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You might be sick with all the gushing about last night's victory, but I'm sure not! So you'll have to bear with a little bit while I continue to gush over last night's game.

And you know what, contrary to what Landon Donovan wants us to think, I'm not this excited because we beat the LA Galaxy, I'm this excited because, for the first time in many many games, the Timbers played confidently, technically and, get this, they held it together after the 70th minute. This was, arguably, their best game they've yet played this season. And it feels oh so sweet.

Enjoy your morning news.

Timbers specific news

Final: Portland Timbers 3, L.A. Galaxy 0
Mike Chabala and Jorge Perlaza both scored in the first half and Eric Brunner scored in the second. And the Timbers beat the first place LA Galaxy 3-0.

Roundup: Portland shocks L.A.
The Timbers topped the Galaxy 3-0 while the Sounders and FC Dallas advanced in CONCACAF Champions League play.

New Zealand striker Bright linked with Portland Timbers
Interesting, but I fail to see what the Timbers would do with another striker.

Palmer targets MLS play-offs with new club
Interestingly this article gives $250,000 as the transfer price paid by Portland. I don't think that's accurate.

League news (after the jump)

Squad depth is proving vital for FC Dallas as summer fixtures start to pile up
What with the CCL games and all that's not really all that surprising.

Litigation could be end of WPS
A lawsuit between the league and club magicJack could end up destroying the league.

Fire battles Union to 1-1 draw
A depleted Union squad took on the Chicago Fire Wednesday night and had to settle for a 1-1 draw in Major League Soccer action.

How the USA fell under the spell of Klinsmania!
An Alexi Lalas op ed that he writes for British football site Mirror Football.

South Florida Soccer Fans Send Clear Message to MLS: We’re Ready
The Fort Lauderdale Strikers have been doing pretty well at the ticket office.