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Timbers Tid Bits: Play Offs Edition

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Last Friday's "must win" game could not have gone better for the Portland Timbers. Unfortunately, aside from the Seattle Sounders beating D.C. United, the rest of the weekend went pretty terribly. With the New York Red Bulls, Philadelphia Union, and Houston Dynamo winning their respective matches it effectively keeps the Timbers out of that 10th spot. There are still six more games left in the season, but, despite the Timbers work on the field, it's looking like we'll need a bit of luck as well.

Enjoy the morning news!

Timbers news

Portland Timbers produce dominant effort in blanking New England Revolution 3 to 0
Now it's on the the next "must win" game against San Jose.

Dominating win over New England lifts Timbers' playoff prospects
Great game!

Portland Timbers drop outside of playoff picture
Despite a win by the Timbers, outside forces are still keeping the team out of the play-offs.

Maturing Portland mounting unexpected playoff push
A nice recap on how the Timbers have turned the season around.

Other news (after the jump)

It's tough to trend like Beckham
Nobody knows where Beckham will end up next season.

Koevermans keys TFC to win over Rapids
Looks like Toronto nabbed a DP that can actually do something.

Le Toux, Union edge Crew to end eight-game skid
Another game where the result didn't go as we could have hoped...

M.L.S.: Red Bulls Have a Pulse
The Red Bulls won their first game in more than two months when they defeated Dallas, 1-0, Saturday night.

MLS: Keane's haul: nearly $3.5 million
I thought for sure Robbie Keane would make more than $4 million

MLS in no rush to find franchise for LA Galaxy’s Beckham
The ageing super star has a contract clause that allows him to own a team.

Frank Rost Helps Red Bulls Back In Playoff Picture With Dallas Victory
This was a game we really needed FC Dallas to win.