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Sounders have company on bye weekend

The Sounders are continuing through their five-day break in training and their 10-day break between games.

(And at least some are enjoying it, judging from this tweet from Fredy Montero : "Enjoying Disneyland! One of my dreams have come true, I thank god! Disfrutando Disneyland ! Uno de mis suenos Es Realidad, gracias a DIOS )

However, the Sounders are only part of a majority of MLS clubs enjoying a break around this coming Labor Day weekend.

Here's a Chicago Tribune look at how coming U.S. Open Cup finals opponent Chicago is spending its time off.

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With a 10-day break before resuming Major League Soccer play, most Fire players will have a few days off. Marco Pappa and Orr Baruch, however, will be busy with international team duties for Guatemala and Israel, respectively.

And here's an Oregonian look at the Timbers.

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Coming off two consecutive wins that catapulted them back into the playoff race, the Portland Timbers begin a two-week break that prompts various opinions about the timing of the hiatus.

The Timbers will use the time off to give players with nagging injuries a chance to heal and other players will get a needed mental rest. However, what momentum the team possessed after the wins comes to an abrupt halt.

"I think a lot of guys would rather have the time off. We were fighting fatigue and little injuries here and there," defender David Horst said. "It's always good to keep a run going, but we needed this break to get healthy again."

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