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Timbers Tid Bits: GM Vote Edition

The Sounders announce the first General Manager vote in U.S. sports and FC Dallas hopes to shake up the playoff race.

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As Geoff said in his post earlier, Stumptown Footy is bringing back the league-wide news round-up, and I'm taking it over.

So here is your MLS news today.

Sounders FC first fan vote for General Manager - Seattle Sounders Football Club
In a move sure to make some Timbers fans jealous, the Sounders have announced that the club will allow fans to vote on whether or not to retain General Manager Adrian Hanauer.

Rafa Marquez Out Two Weeks with Hamstring Injury
Seems like this guy is always injured or suspended.

FC Dallas kept close eye on Whitecaps vs Rapids
Many thought the Western Conference playoff picture looked decided months ago, but Dallas is trying to make it interesting, possibly at the expense of the Whitecaps.

Breakdown of Western Conference Playoff Picture
Speaking of the playoffs, in the Western Conference, no team is mathematically out of contention for a spot. Soccer Perspectives takes a look at who's actually likely to make it through.

Breakdown of Eastern Conference Playoff Picture | Soccer Perspectives
Meanwhile, in the East, no team has clinched a playoff spot yet. Soccer Perspectives breaks down the road to the playoffs for the Eastern Conference.

Reds Triumph In Must-Win Match
The only MLS team in CCL action this week, Toronto beat Aguila 3-0 in El Salvador. A must-win road game against Santos Laguna now stands between Toronto and the quarterfinals.