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February 9, 2013 at 1:26 PM

Schmid responds to being on the receiving end of Merritt Paulson tweets

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I posted a pair of tweets from Portland Timbers owner Merritt Paulson a couple days ago, but I didn’t want to break it out into a separate post until I heard from Sounders FC coach Sigi Schmid on the matter.

You can see the tweets above. They were posted Tuesday, when the Timbers and Sounders faced off in a preseason game in Tucson.

The second tweet has since been deleted.

I asked Schmid if he was upset at what Paulson had posted, and the coach was terse in his reply: “Merritt is an adult. He’s responsible for his actions.”

Schmid also quipped sarcastically: “It’s good to see that food is a very important part of Portland’s stadium capabilities.”

The Timbers insist no malice was intended in the tweet, though that’s little consolation if the unsuspecting target of the tweets takes offense.

The rivalry certainly hasn’t gotten any milder the past few days.

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