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Timbers Tid Bits: Philadelphia Edition

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Tomorrow the guys will take on the Philadelphia Union at PPL Park. We all know how poorly they play on the road, but tomorrow's game is a hugely important match up. Looking ahead to the remainder of the schedule (and we'll have more in depth analysis on this later next week) there are only three home games left and, after tomorrow's match, four very challenging away games at the New York Red Bulls, Vancouver Whitecaps (home opener!), D.C. United, and Real Salt Lake of which the latter two games take place within a few days.

So tomorrow's match in Philadelphia is a huge away game for the Timbers, especially concerning the recent for of the Union.

Enjoy the morning news!

Timbers news

Acquired in midseason trade, midfielder Eric Alexander settling into Portland
I'm excited to see what he can do in the future.

Strong's Notes: Keep the ball rolling
Some pre-game analysis by John Strong.

Philly Failure in 8 Goal Thriller Boosts Timbers
This week's 4-4 draw between the Philadelphia Union and New England Revs has provided a massive boost to the Portland Timbers ahead of their match.

Other news

Mexico watching MLS gain ground in CCL
More on MLS's dramatic run in the CCL.

Santos passes on Bradley as Egypt waits
I didn't even know Santos was an option for him.

GALAXY: Gonzalez takes the next step
Could Omar Gonzalez get LA's MVP ahead of Landon Donovan or David Beckham?

Rally to tie Revs only masked Union's defensive woes
For optimists, some positives could be found in the Union's 4-4 Major League Soccer draw Wednesday.

Chicago Fire hope to keep surge going against struggling San Jose Earthquakes
Logan Pause and the Fire battling to stay alive for final MLS playoff spot

Sporting aim to cut wings off Dynamo's aerial threats
A Houston loss would greatly benefit the Timbers.