I’ve been waiting all year for this game. Finally, finally, finally the Timbers played the way we’ve been expecting. It took 26 games to get here, but we finally made it. Continue reading
These last three games have pretty much summed up the 2014 Portland Timbers. We can beat the bad teams (2-0 over Chivas), we can tie the okay teams (1-1 versus New England), and we can get our asses kicked by the good teams (4-2 versus Seattle). Continue reading
It’s been easy to piss and moan about how this season has gone for Thorns FC. I know. I have. I’ve complained about the team’s strange inability to put away the bottom of the table. Griped about the defensive lapses, the yips and the missed chances. Bemoaned the lost opportunities, and the blighted hopes.
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What time did you wake up on Saturday? Because the Portland Timbers didn’t wake up until about 5:30, which is unfortunate, since our game started at 4:30. Continue reading
This week is especially nerve-wracking for a Thorns fan, what with having to depend on the #@#!$! Boston Breakers to help us into the playoffs by beating Chicago and then hoping @!#!$!# Chicago will help us out by beating WNY. Continue reading
Diego Valeri is making a case for league MVP. So often, it’s the goalscorers who win these awards, the guys with 20+ goals. But I’m partial to the guys who load up on both goals and assists. Guys like Robbie Keane. Like Fabian Espindola. Like El Maestro de Portland. He is a player at the height of his powers. He had the game-winning assist in the All-Star Game. He’s scored in four straight. He’s making it look effortless. Continue reading