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Timbers Tid Bits: It Begins Edition

With the New Year come and gone, it's time to start looking forward to the 2012 season. Soon the training camp will open and all of the Timbers players will once again resume training ahead of the 2012 season. More than that, though, there are still more than a few open positions available on the Timbers roster so it will be interesting to see who comes in and who goes (if anybody). Needless to say, however, it's all very exciting.

We'll have our own 2012 predictions list up tomorrow. Until then enjoy today's news.

If I could make New Year’s resolutions for the Portland Timbers
The end of the calendar year brings a close to 2011, the first season of the Portland Timbers participating in MLS. It's been an incredible, magical, frustrating, exhilarating ride, and I can't wait for 2012 to get going and the team take back to the pitch.

Palmer prepares for third season in MLS - Sports -
While some individuals would be using a lengthy holiday break at home to ‘kick back’ and relax, footballer Lovell Palmer knows no such luxury.

Kick Off: Ronaldinho in talks but not with the Galaxy?
Report claims Ronaldinho might not join LA, if he comes to MLS

MLS Transfer Rumor: Gerald Asamoah Says Next Stop America
Former German international Gerald Asamoah has apparently told the the website GhanaWeb that he is preparing for a move to Major League Soccer. Asamoah was mum on which team he would be joining, but...

Eto'o for Beckham? Lampard?
The newest big name to emerge as a potential replacement for David Beckham: Samuel Eto'o.

Another Ecuadoran midfielder?
It looks as if Chivas USA's investment in Ecuadoran midfielders isn't finished.

Canada's MLS squads should temper expectations
Given their track record I'd say so.

Twelve U.S. Soccer Predictions for 2012
Got any predictions of your own?

Galaxy joins race for Obafemi
First I've heard of it...

Ten storylines to follow in U.S. soccer in 2012
Looking ahead to the headlines of our game in 2012, here's where much of the domestic U.S. soccer news will come from, everything from the awesome to the awful and points in between.