All in all, the only way the weekend could have been more perfect for the Timbers is if they had won against the Philadelphia Union and DC United had tied with Chivas USA. Other than that, the New York draw, Houston loss, Dallas loss and Columbus loss all benefit the Timbers in their hunt for one of those play-off spots. Also, an interesting factoid, Saturday's nil-nil draw is a first for the Timbers as an MLS side.
Enjoy the morning news!
'Bald-Faced Truth' with John Canzano: Portland Timbers coach John Spencer on playoff push (audio)
An audio 'cast by Canzano... it has John Spencer though!
Portland Timbers finish in scoreless draw with Philadelphia
This is the first 0-0 draw for the Timbers as an MLS side.
Home cooking helps Horst, Timbers get road point
Horst is originally from Pennsylvania.
Other news (after the jump)
9/11 had profound impact on soccer: MLS came to a halt
A bit of MLS history with regards to 9/11.
Tottenham Hotspur and Queens Park Rangers to go after David Beckham
More speculation surrounding Beckham.
GALAXY: Another trip Down Under
Back to Australia for the Southern California side.
Incredibly, Fire still in playoff hunt
I guess statistically it might still be possible, but really it's all but over.
Tie feels like a loss to Red Bulls
A draw against Vancouver always feels like a loss.
Dave Johnson: Davies hat trick sparks United
Charlie Davies scored three goals as D.C. United beat Chivas USA 3-0 on Saturday night.
MLS: Toronto shock Columbus Crew, Charlie Davies fires DC United
First win ever for Toronto FC in Columbus.
MLS clubs in line for Alianza Lima’s Quinteros
But who would be interested?