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Timbers Tid Bits: Home Game Edition

Tonight is the first home game since August 24th. That was over three weeks ago! I think I'm starting to go through some serious withdrawals. Thankfully, tonight's game followed by next Wednesday's San Jose Earthquakes home game should help alleviate any symptoms. I got the shakes real bad...

On a more realistic note, it'll be awesome to get back into the Timbers Army section tonight. I'm really looking forward to seeing how the stadium withstands the added pressure from ~2000 extra fans. If it does well, we could see this as the regular attendance for next year. Exciting!

I'll have the match thread and match preview up a little later today. Until then, enjoy the morning news!

Timbers news

New England Revolution vs. Portland Timbers: Know Thy Enemy With A Twist
I talk about the Timbers here!

Portland's David Horst questionable with groin injury
I still have no idea if he'll be playing tonight or not.

Portland Timbers can't afford loss to New England
With only three home games remaining, a win versus New England is a must to pick up points and build momentum.

Other news

Statistics Investment Paying Off In Major League Soccer
The interested impact Opta has had on MLS and soccer in general.

MLS' regular season and playoff schedule structure needs fixing
Grant Wahl has an idea on how to fix the play-offs. Agree? Disagree?

Toronto FC acquires Kyle Davies from Galaxy for fellow defender Dasan Robinson
So a lot actually happened just before the rosters were locked.

City Islanders' Morgan Langley signs with Major League Soccer's Philadelphia Union
More last minute moves...

Whitecaps add defender White ahead of MLS roster freeze
The defender is from Trinidad & Tobago.

Multiple Lions move up to Major League Soccer
Lawrence Olum signs contract with Sporting Kansas City. Yordany Alvarez and Max Griffin join Major League Soccer clubs on loan.

Real Salt Lake nearing peak form again after August slump
They are slowly climbing the tables, but they'd need a miracle to beat LS to the Supporters' Shield.

Hope Solo Serenaded By C.J. Sapong Of Sporting Kansas City (VIDEO)
Alright then...