Hope everybody is enjoying their day off today... well day off that is unless you work in retail or as a blogger. In any case, the day is ripe for barbeques and hiking around the greater Portland area so I hope some of you are able to escape from work and soak up some sun.
We have just under a week left until the next Timbers road game so you can expect the return of our preview series this week as the team heads to Philadelphia. We'll also have a training report or two from our two newest editors. So keep a look out for that.
Until then, enjoy the morning news!
Timbers specific news
Costa Rica shuts out Americans; Timbers' Rodney Wallace gets winning goal
More on Wallace's goal.
Taking in a Portland Timbers Reserve match hearkens back to the Timbers USL Days
The casualness of it all is quite refreshing.
RECAP: Portland's Wallace lifts Ticos over U.S. with second-half goal
Should we be proud or dismayed? Conflicting...
MLS news (after the jump)
Ubiparipovic key part of Impact's recent turnaround
With such a horrid season though, will it be enough?
Orlando City: Orlando City has surpassed expectations
Remember, this is a team that has ambitions for MLS one day.
Miami has chance to impress MLS with U.S. match
I don't know about that. Getting fans out to a USMNT match is different than an MLS match.
Real Salt Lake beats Philadelphia in Major League Soccer
That fourth place position in the West just got a little harder to attain.
MLS Misses an Opportunity to Attract EPL TV Viewers
They're damned if they do and damned if they don't.
Sporting KC prepares to face LA's galaxy of soccer stars
Sporting KC doesn't have the best home record.
Rested L.A. begins tough stretch
Will they be able to keep their form?