Six Degrees: Bogged Down

Portland Timbers goalkeeper Adam Larsen Kwarasey (12) is beaten for a goal on a high shot from San Jose Earthquakes forward Quincy Amarikwa (25) during the first half of an MLS soccer match Sunday, March 13, 2016, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Early season games are when we figure out who the Timbers are. And yet, how much can we tell from a game played in a swamp? The ball was sloshing through puddles, our players were falling down, and we only lost because San Jose unleashed a thunderbolt Goal of the Year candidate. As fans, do we read a lot into this game? Read very little? It’s hard to say.

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