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Timbers Tid Bits: Kings of Cascadia Edition

Western Conference playoff match-ups are set, Galaxy fans got arrested, and the Timbers won the Cascadia Cup!

Jeff Vinnick

Did you guys know other stuff happened around the league this weekend? Check it out.

Dallas Loss Finalizes Western Playoff Matchups
If you're anything like me, you were probably hoping the Timbers could win the Cascadia cup and play spoiler to Vancouver's playoff dreams. Alas, Seattle's win over Dallas means Vancouver has clinched the 5th spot. Here's what the schedule and match-ups look like.

Has MLS Raised the Level of CONCACAF?
The first article in a two-part series analyzing the effects of MLS on the U.S. national team and the CONCACAF region.

Galaxy's Gonzalez blasts Quakes' style as "embarrassing"
Omar Gonzalez had some harsh words for the San Jose Earthquakes.

Gonzalez: MLS worried about refs' pride, not players' safety
Omar Gonzalez also had some harsh words for referee Jair Maruffo.

The Designated Player: Why I Hate International Weeks
Grantland's Graham Parker on international weeks.

LA Fans Arrested on Historic Day for Earthquakes
An incident at the match between San Jose and LA led to the arrests of seven fans.

Silver Lining
Though I was tempted to fill my post with news about the Timbers game last night, I'll restrict myself to one: the match recap from Slide Rule Pass