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Timbers Tid Bits: Lucky Point Edition

I keep seeing the word "disappointing" being used when referring to the fact that the Portland Timbers only got a single point for Saturday's draw. I don't understand it. Sure, it's disappointing that they weren't able to get all three points, but they were damn lucky they got out of there with one. The goal was great and definitely NOT off sides, but aside from that we saw a lethargic midfield which couldn't possess the ball at all. The possession and passing accuracy of the game was abysmal. So I'm not disappointed by the singular point, I'm thankful for it because if there was going to be another result it probably would not have been as favorable.

Enjoy your morning news!

Timbers specific news

Timbers' Jewsbury is MLS W.O.R.K.S. Humanitarian of the Month
Always nice to see Timbers players doing great things!

Timbers’ origins traced to Proano
Doc Proano, who has lived in Vancouver since 1962, was one of the original owners of the original Portland Timbers.

San Jose Earthquakes Vs. Portland Timbers: Full Time, Entertaining 1-1 Draw Leaves Both Sides Disappointed
With the way Portland played they should count themselves lucky.

Cooper's drought-snapper not enough for Portland in draw
It was a great goal... to bad the rest of the game was so lethargic. Timbers were lucky to get the point.

League news (after the jump)

Montreal Impact reveal new crest ahead of 2012 debut
I like it overall. Not a huge fan of the sash though. Makes it look a little awkward.

S. Florida soccer and new U.S. coach are hot topics
Despite drawing 70,000+ fans for an international friendly, Miami still has a long way to go to get an MLS team.

Beckham, L.A. overturn deficit to down FC Dallas
David Beckham played a role in all three goals, making sure Los Angeles did not surrender its lead atop the Western Conference of Major League Soccer on Saturday night.

Impact president asks for calm from fans
The president of the Montreal Impact is pleading for calm after disgruntled fans of the Major League Soccer-bound club staged a protest during Saturday's game.

Fire's defense 'terrible' in loss to Whitecaps
The Fire surrendered a season-high four goals in Sunday's loss to Vancouver.

Sporting seeing more red than most of MLS
In the last two games, Sporting Kansas City has been shown two red cards -- one to Roger Espinoza, the other to Omar Bravo. Both were straight red cards shown for aggressive sliding tackles.

Klinsmann eyes comprehensive pla
Recently named U.S. Men's National Team soccer coach, Jurgen Klinsmann sees the strides soccer has made in this country, but understands that the next step is the biggest and most difficult.