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Timbers Tid Bits: Playoffs Begin Edition

Women's National Team news and playoffs previews.


With the first round of playoffs under way, I did something a little different with the news today. In addition to the usual miscellaneous news, I included a preview of tonight's game from the SB Nation blogs for Vancouver and LA. (Originally the plan was to do one for each of the four teams, but there was an issue getting this posted yesterday so the Dynamo and Fire previews are obsolete. Congrats to the Dynamo, by the way.) Ryan and Andrew have already posted their previews of the first-round games, but I thought it would be interesting to get a look at what the fans expect from the playoff games and what they think of their chances. Enjoy!

LA Galaxy will have to get around Vancouver's parked bus
LAG Confidential expects Vancouver to pack it in behind the ball.

Happy to Be Here
At least one one Vancouver fan is just going to enjoy the game and not worry about the result.

United States name Tom Sermanni as USWNT coach
The former Australian national team manager will take over the job on January 1.

New USWNT Coach Raises Eyebrows, Hopes
What we can expect the appointment of Tom Sermanni to mean going forward.

Policing The Synchronicity Of MLS Scheduling
Making the case for synchronizing teams' season finales.

Who Are The Most Overpaid Players in MLS?
The Union Dues looks at whether teams like the New York Red Bulls, the Seattle Sounders, and the Portland Timbers are really getting their money's worth out of some of their higher paid players.