After the crime against humanity that was our 1-0 loss to SKC, I needed some nice, pretty soccer to pull me off the ledge. Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Vancouver was just what the doctor ordered.
This is my shortest Six Degrees ever. No jokes, no gifs, and very few words. I hope you’ll forgive me. Saturday’s 1-0 loss to SKC is something I need to leave behind as quickly as possible.
I have things I should be doing today. Productive things. Things I will regret not doing. But, jeez, when you get the chance to fall down a Timbers rabbit hole, you gotta take it, amiright?
In 2016, the Portland Timbers had a grand total of six road points. They achieved this awe inspiring total in 17 games. The 2017 Timbers have already matched that total, and they did it in three.
Not all draws are created equal. Draws at home, when you give up the lead in the 84th minute, those leave a decidedly bad taste in your mouth.
As I’ve pointed out many times, these columns are a lot more fun to write when the team’s winning. And more fun to read, I’m sure. But, alas, alack, our dreams of 34-0-0 lie dead at our feet. Let’s break it down.
Beating a very bad Minnesota team? Not entirely convincing. Beating a 10-man LA team? Not entirely convincing. Beating a 2-0-0 and clearly dangerous Houston team? I think we can quit wondering. It’s official. The Timbers are good.
After we beat Minnesota 5-1, my question for the world was, Are We Really This Good? That question is still very much unanswered. Minny went and lost their second game 6-1, while the Timbers went and won a game in a less-than-convincing manner. So, are we good? Average? Awesome? I still can’t decide.