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Timber Tid Bits: Conference Semis, Part 2 Edition

Playoff action continues tonight, while the non-playoff teams start making some offseason roster changes

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE

It's beginning to look a lot the offseason for the teams who aren't in the playoffs, as various players around the league have been waived, resigned, or sent to Europe to train. Those stories and previews of tonight and tomorrow's playoff matches are in today's news.

Crazy Weather We're Having, Huh?
Looking at the weather forecast, as well as some freak weather during past playoff games, Once A Metro is forced to confront the undeniable: God hates the Red Bulls.

Sounders found much success attacking RSL from flanks
Sounder At Heart believes a healthy Eddie Johnson should turn last Friday's chances into goals when Seattle and Real Salt Lake play their second leg on Thursday.

Dynamo vs Sporting Kansas City: Taking care of business
Going into the second leg, the Dynamo are right where they need to be.

Scouting Report, Playoff Edition: New York Red Bulls (Part 2)
With the first leg down and one to go, Black and Red United looks at what to expect from the game tonight.

Failing to win at home in MLS Cup Playoffs is a recipe for failure
Bad news for the Sounders, LA, and D.C.

Should MLS Use Away-Goals Rule in Playoffs?
The announcers during one of last weekend's lower scoring playoff games were lamenting the lack of the away-goals rule as a tiebreaker. What do you think about the rule?

MacMath, Hernandez to train with Everton, Real Sociedad
Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Zac MacMath and forward Cristhian Hernandez will train with European clubs for three weeks during the offseason.

FC Dallas waives Bryan Leyva, Ruben Luna, Bruno Guarda and Matias Jara
Dallas has waived four players, including Bryan Leyva, the team's first Homegrown player.

Fire Re-sign Defender Arne Friedrich
The Fire have re-signed the German defender.

10 Players Klinsmann Should Consider for Russia
Russia has named their roster for the friendly in November, but Klinsmann's roster isn't out yet. American Soccer Now suggests ten players he should call up to get a look at during this low stakes game.