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This weekend saw an emotional game for both sides of the I-5 corridor, especially for the Timbers. We had to get a win in our column or else things might have gone terribly for our organization. However, both teams spilled their heart and soul onto the pitch in a very feisty match.
I do like though the Tifo display that was shown for this match and I have to congratulate the Timbers Army for coming up with the artistic display.
I am still in disbelief about what happened last night in the Timbers US Open Cup 3rd Round Match against Cal FC. I am almost at a loss of words knowing that we had at least 40 chances and yet none of them went in. I am surprised that Kris Boyd missed the penalty kick in the 80th minute that possibly could have won the game.
For those who have not already heard the Portland Timbers lost to 5th Division Cal FC 1-0 in overtime. The goal came in the first extra time with a former Real Salt Lake Player Arthur Aghasyan. The thing that is worst about this is that we are making history in a way we don’t want to. Being the first MLS team to lose before penalty kicks to an amateur team and being the team that now has Cal FC trending all across America and around the world.
Los Angeles Galaxy racked up their second win of the season last evening in a come-from-behind victory over the visiting Portland Timbers off of strong performances from its core veterans – and a central defender three days new to the team.
Game summary and match impressions after the jump.
This weekend’s performance was definitely a heartbreaker for the Timbers with Real Salt Lake winning 3-2 with the final goal in the last minute of play. However, all was not lost in that game as most of the soccer players were dripping wet from the poring rain. And it was the debut of their retro third kits so they were soaking wet. I have to say I got distracted by all the good looking Timbers players throughout the game.
Another good thing was that throughout the game, the Timbers Army’s new pride flag was on display. It is great to see the Timbers Army have a great message last night in showing the red card to racism and homophobia.
I was really excited to actually see all three Portland Invitational games streamed on the Portland Timbers website. Congratulations to the front office for making the tournament a success and being able to have fans watch it live on the website rather than seeing it through tweets. The tournament was action-packed and had huge attendance for a preseason tournament!
Overall I think the Timbers were amazing in their preseason,including the tournament. They never lost a match with 3 ties and 4 wins. They only allowed two goals (one of which was an own goal). They improved on their defense and their offense as well, but its far from perfection at this point. A couple of articles in the Oregonian have scores on how each player did in the games of the Portland Tournament.
I cannot wait till First Kick this weekend knowing that I am excited for the Timbers playing the Philadelphia Union. It will be very interesting and John Spencer has some difficult choices to make knowing that each position has some huge depth:
Who will be the starting striker with Kris Boyd: Perlaza, Nagbe, or Dike?
Who will be another central defender: Futty Danso or Mosquera?
Who will start right defense: Rodney Wallace or Mike Chabala?