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Timbers, Whitecaps begin playoff push
Pedro Morales
The Whitecaps come into the game having won once in the last six games.
Portland, OR (SportsNetwork.com) - A crucial clash in the Western Conference playoff race takes place at Providence Park on Saturday as Cascadia Cup rivals Vancouver Whitecaps FC and the Portland Timbers square off.

Not only is the game a battle between two rivals, but the teams are separated by just one point in the race for the final playoff spot in the West, currently held by Vancouver.

With six games to play, these two figure to battle it out for the final spot, and Saturday's game will be the final meeting of the teams.  Full Story

Open Cup the beginning for Seattle?
By Tim Keeble, Soccer Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Seattle Sounders FC has only been a member of Major League Soccer for six years, yet the club captured its fourth major trophy on Tuesday, beating the Philadelphia Union, 3-1, in extra time in the U.S. Open Cup final.

The problem, if you want to call it that, is that all four of those major trophies happen to be U.S. Open Cups.

Now there is nothing wrong with the competition, which pits lower-level teams from various leagues in the United States against one another before the MLS sides enter the fray in the fourth round.  Full Story>>