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Timbers Tid Bits: New Name Edition

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Now that Stumptown Footy is covering two soccer teams, I have been making an effort to include news about both leagues in Timbers Tid Bits. As such, I'm looking to change the name of this feature to something a little less Timbers- and MLS-centric. So far my leading candidate for a new name is Rose City Roundup, suggested by both Jonanna and my mom, but feel free to throw out other suggestions in the comments. Either way, be prepared to see the next edition appearing under a new name.

Man City boss favored to own MLS team likely called New York City FC
A handful of interesting stories in this link, including the news that some MLS teams are pushing to increase the minimum width of fields.

Herculez Gomez hijacks MLS commissioner's Twitter Q&A
Herc is so sassy.

Third-string heroics: LA Galaxy goalkeeper Brian Rowe "an absolute freak" in MLS debut
Some of you may remember Brian Rowe, the former MLS pool goalkeeper who made a couple appearance with the Timbers reserves and spent some time training with the club. The Eugene native found himself in the starting line-up against Real Salt Lake on Saturday night and had a great game.

Shannon Boxx to have knee surgery, out 4-6 weeks
Boxx's absence will leave the Chicago Red Stars no U.S. allocated players until she returns.

NWSL Week Three Rewind: The leaders emerge
Much like the MLS season, it's too early in the NWSL's inaugural season to draw any significant conclusions from the standings just yet. With that said, the NWSL landscape is starting to take shape.

On Brentford: The Cruelty Of The Beautiful Game
Not MLS- or NWSL- related, just a piece that captures part of the experience of loving a soccer team.