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Timbers edge Whitecaps in BC Place debut

Update: The Portland Timbers kept their playoff hopes alive with a 1-0 win over Vancouver in the first MLS game played in renovated BC Place. Details here. The lone goal was a brilliant strike by Kenny Cooper.

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The Whitecaps open their new home at renovated BC place today with a visit from the Portland Timbers. The game kicks off at 1:30 p.m. and will be televised on Root.

Here's a preview from the Vancouver Sun, dealing mostly with the new stadium.

Here's one from the Oregonian, dealing mostly with the Timbers' playoff chances.