Six Degrees: A Quick Death

la Photo - Craig Mitchelldyer, Portland Timbers

As long as I’ve been a Timbers fan, it’s been LA that’s scared me the most. Year in and year out, it feels like they’re always¬†right on the verge of dropping five goals on you. If you want to beat them, your defense has got to be on point for the full 90 minutes.

Saturday afternoon, our defense was on point for 79 minutes.

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Six Degrees: Digging Deep In the Heat

houston Photo - Craig Mitchelldyer, Portland Timbers

Nat Borchers has started 334 MLS games, putting him 5th all-time among field players. After the Houston game Sunday, he said that it was the hottest field he’s ever played on, and by the end his feet were scorched.

I guess I’m just reminding myself that, as hot and sweaty as I was up in the stands, the players had it a thousand times worse. And all I had to do was cheer. They had to run around on a frying pan for 90 minutes.

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