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A couple of re-caps of last night's win:

Califf, Chivas beat Portland 1-0 to earn season sweep. - The Goat Parade
Our own, of course :) Not bad for a boring team.

Perkins assumes blame for Portland's loss to Chivas USA |
Troy Perkins has manned up and is not offering excuses on Danny Califf's goal. A good example of veteran leadership.

Timbers Drop Fifth In A Row | Prost Amerika
Ouch "After the game, interim head coach Gavin Wilkinson said: “It can be a cruel, cruel sport at times. I think some of the football we played was very productive, and ultimately you’ve got to finish your chances.” He is right of course. Just ask John Spencer. Portland now have lost all four games since the club dismissed the former head coach and Wilkinson took over in an interim role."

Intolerable Cruelty -Slide Rule Pass
Kevin Alexander, a Scot who covers the Timbers, shares his thoughts on the game last night. In case the title doesn't convey it, he doesn't sound too happy.


Sweet revenge: US women overpower unlady like Colombians, 3-0 -
A nasty match marred by a Columbian throwing a killer right hook to Abby Wamach. The ref missed the call but FIFA is investigating the incident.

Other MLS/Domestic news:

Steven Lenhart “fairy tale” ending earns San Jose Earthquakes point in 1-1 draw against Chicago Fire : Center Line Soccer
And amazingly on "Steven Lenhart wig night" no less

LA Galaxy's Magee: Yeah, I like scoring big goals |
After giving the Scott French the money quote of the three LA DPs, Magee nets a big one.

San Antonio Scorpions Dominate Carolina Railhawks with 8-0 Thumping | IMS Soccer News

Chivas USA defeated the Railhawks but did not play San Antonio, courtesy of their defeat at the hands of Charlotte. The Scorpions were up 2-0 early before Railhawks were a man down following a straight red.

Quotes: EJ Notes Huge Change in MLS over 4 Years | Prost Amerika
Eddie Johnson reflects on the strides the league has made whilst he's played in Europe. Interesting stuff.

Down the Byline: More Points Dropped
Sporting Kansas City was the early favorite with their unbeaten run earlier this season. Times have changed evidently.

International Soccer:

Rangers play 1st match since demotion to 4th tier - Soccer -
The Glasgow Rangers begin their slow march back to the SPL.

Rusty and short of fitness, Ibrahimovic shows quality with debut strike -

Ibrahimovic scores in his first appearance as in a PSG jersey

Anything & Everything About LiverpooL FC: AVB Fury At Adam's Bale Tackle

Drama!! Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has criticized Liverpool midfielder Charlie Adam for a heavy challenge on Gareth Bale in their USA pre-season friendly.


Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 Demo Download
Gamers rejoice! No word on MLS sides being in either available in game or demo.