With my super ninja google skills I found this French-language nugget:
Lyon envisage sérieusement de suivre un camp d’entraînement aux Etats-Unis lors de la deuxième semaine de juillet. On cite la ville de Portland pour accueillir les champions de France. Pour l’occasion, deux matches amicaux seraient programmés.
Now I’m only in French 102 (seriously), but this seems to be saying that the French League champs, Olympique Lyonnais, will be training in the USA, in the town of Portland in particular, and will be playing two friendlies in July.
If this is true, it will be quite the coup for the Timbers.
O.M.G,. – “two friendly matches”…
XUP – Why does that warrant an O.M.G.?
OMG because I’m not all that good at French either and I spent way too long reading and re-reading the French and your translation before I figured out what “two friendlies” really were.
XUP – Ah, I gotcha. I though maybe you knew French, being a Canadian and all 😉
This would be very cool. Let’s hope they are “seriously” considering this, although it seems like something that was going to happen in two weeks would already be planned out and known.
Alas, looks like it’s off. 🙁