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Philadelphia Union and MLS News and Notes 12-7-15

Congrats to the Portland Timbers on their first ever MLS Cup victory! Start your Monday off on a good note with some handpicked Union and MLS news.

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Thoughts on the Union’s reported roster moves this week | Philly Soccer Page:

What's a day without a little speculation? This article offers up recaps of the moves as well as speculation on who will be cut. Can the January transfer window open? Please? Pretty please? I want some moves!

Columbus Crew SC 1, Portland Timbers 2 | MLS Cup Match Recap:

In a game where each mistake that was made was punished by a goal the Portland Timbers emerged as the victors to claim the first MLS cup in the club's 6 year history.

Balanced MLS Cup rosters show growth, but league needs to invest more | Orlando Sentinal:

A nice story on the ever growing balance and parity within MLS. It has a very interesting take on the salary cap structure as well as the balanced spending that the two squads that competed in the MLS cup practice in comparison to other teams.

Check out Diego Valeri scoring the fastest goal in MLS Cup history below: