WHO: Portland Timbers vs. San Jose Earthquakes
WHAT: Leagues Cup, Matchday 1
WHERE: Providence Park | Portland, OR
WHEN: 7:00 p.m. PT, streaming on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV (FREE); broadcast on FS1, Univision
Good result. Timbers should have wrapped it up within 5 minutes after the restart.
Quakes would be disappointed not to get any of the two PK calls. The handball just didn't have a clear enough angle to be overturned. The Mosquera challenge I don't know how it isn't a clear error because that is just such a difficult cal to see the contact.
Great to see mora get one! Very happy for him, thought he was done. Should go for this league cup, chance to play against Messi
Okay, I can’t stand it. Even after the game is well over, I just have to say that these Apple announcers were absolutely TERRIBLE. Good grief, they are under qualified to do high school matches.
Okay, I feel better now.
Great video from Evander on the field, saying his celebration was from him being mad at himself for messing up two plays before where he gave the ball away. Love that mentality
Good second goal. Mora and boli going forward. Nieazgoda never again. Nobody celebrated with Evander and even he didn't celebrate but everyone celebrated with mora. Hhhhhmmmmmm. Looks like maybe Evander is an issue.
What a goal from Evander, and honestly happier with the second goal. Great play from Moreno to start, a wonderful ball from Loria (how often do we get to say that?) and LOVE that Mora gets his goal. Looked like a weight lifted off his shoulders. That all made me so damn happy
Nice win. They some things really well such as dogged defending. Holding these guys out is no small thing. Still not that good at passing to each other though. On the other hand, I was surprised by how often we came down with the ball on long balls. More than average I think. Still rely on hero ball and we got two heroes tonight. Still take it.
Do we have a sub left so the new guy can come in? Or maybe he plays against Togres?
That shot by Mora...two defenders on him and he managed to shoot right past Daniel. Hmm.
MORENO STARTED THAT. God I missed him. Great ball from Loria and amazing hold off from Mora!!
Nice having Mora back! Great pass.
Bout damn time
Evanders body language coming off is not great...
So happy to see Moreno back on the field
Looks like Mora still getting his touch back but I like the idea
Moreno coming in; better late than never. But you gotta wonder...
We used to play pretty soccer didn't we? I seem to remember it, but maybe it was just a dream. So, so tired of Gio-ball.
What happened to our new cb? Is he still "acclimating"? Or is Gio saving him for Wed?
Do we have goal at the practice pitch? Just curious. UGH!
Parades with a very rough touch on a great pass from Evander.
WOW. What a play from McGraw there. I hope that doesn’t go unnoticed, that is a phenomenal poke that saves a probable goal. That must’ve been extremely difficult to time too
For a minute, Goda made me remember that he was out with those two tame shots that he took. Now he's off for Mora. Oh well.
Why the hell is Loria coming on instead of Moreno or Blanco?
Thought Niezgoda was going to score there. Too bad.
Other than the offside, I completely forgot Goda was out there.
Man I wish Evander had better players around him. He’s always trying to make things happen but our guys aren’t quite good enough to connect with him. Really hoping Santi comes on
I like that Bingham comes out to get balls but it seems like passing back to the keeper leads to loss of possession most of the time
What a goal. Curious why he didn’t celebrate
Mls defense strikes again. Why does a guy like Evander who is not a no 9 shoot better than the guy who is supposed to be playing that role?
Kills the spiders. I like that call.
So did he celebrate goals when he was in Europe?
Wow, the rare UN-celebration.
Nice freaking goal Evander!
We all love Asprilla but he provides zero support to Mosquera on our right side. He just wanders. Good think Mosquera is as good as he is. He's on a island.
I watched Miami last night with Jake Zivin on the call; was happy for him. Our reward for giving Jake to the league is having Max Bretos and Brian Dunseth call our matches. Aren't we being punished enough with our ownership situation and incompetent coach?
Outside of the obvious players that will leave at the end of the year. I honestly wonder how many players will request a trade. I could see bravo asking.
They’re passing around us like we aren’t even there, and we can’t break the press
This pre-game is something else...
So what are Jazzy and Gio fighting about now? I'm so tired of this. If Bingham is our "best" GK, we have a big issue (obvious).
Anybody know what Boli has? I haven't heard of him getting injured. Hope it's a little thing.
So Bonnilla is gone..wonder what took so long. Now it's leagues cup. I'll just like not to finish last in our group; at least aim to finish with a few goals and not get shutout. At least we're playing the Quakes first so there's some hope.
Anyone know why Franck isn’t starting?