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Timbers Tid Bits: CCL Quarterfinals Edition

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The MLS season is finally here and now the CONCACAF Champions League is back as well. Seattle and Houston have already wrapped up the first leg of their quarterfinals and the Galaxy will play Herediano in Costa Rica tonight. Those teams will have a break from league play this weekend in preparation for the second leg next week. So check out the games and root for the MLS teams, or don't, and enjoy today's news.

Late goal lifts Tigres over Sounders in CCL quarterfinals
Michael Gspurning's heroics allowed the Sounders to escape the away leg in Mexico with only a 1-0 loss.

Houston Defeats Santos Laguna 1-0 in First Leg
The Dynamo will go into the second leg of their quarterfinal, in Mexico, with a one point lead. Given how badly Santos Laguna trounced their MLS competition last year, does Houston have a fighting chance?

Freddy Adu Makes A Statement To Alexi Lalas For Portland-New York Halftime
Anyone who watched Sunday's from home probably saw this during halftime, an update on what has been an interesting saga in Philadelphia.

Dynamo sign defenders Mike Chabala, Anthony Arena
A little bit old, but still happy news. Glad to see Mike Chabala land somewhere. Hope his return to the Dynamo works out well for him.

Creating Community on a Diverse USMNT
An interesting article about establishing chemistry among players from a wide variety of backgrounds.

2013 MLS Reserve League Schedule Announced
The entire MLS Reserve League schedule, including the matched between MLS and USL Pro teams.

Minnesota Stars FC Of The NASL Rebrands As Minnesota United FC
On the one hand, MUFC? Oh how original. But on the other hand, that crest...

Napoli's Curva B Depict Mount Vesuvius in Tifo for Juventus Game
Not MLS-related at all, just some really cool Tifo.