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My new way of watching the Timbers is to look at the score after the match to thank myself for not paying the apple oligarchs any money, especially the 17 bucks and the cheaper version of extortion for watching less matches; in which I did sign up for at the start because I was unable to see it live. And guess what...when I used my RokuTv to watch it, I saw the scores! BRILLIANT! I watch Peacock for the EPL for 5 bucks. Besides all of this the announcers never talk about OUR TIMBERS, it's always about the others teams. The Timbers media are not local anymore and I don't have to watch games where the opposing teams always seem to win on the last kick of the match and I have to consider a therapist for the weekly depression.

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I’m happy with the point because I predicted worse. We were more physical than Seattle and beat them up which I liked. Happy with Miller; he seems confident and a good communicator. Could be rest but I wonder if Boli and Mosquera were disciplinary moves because that’s slot of skill sitting. The defense was great. The midfield finally took pressure after the back line. Paredes was the destroyer out there today. Bravo is a concern, gives up bad fouls, doesn’t block shots on goal (last two games) and puts defense in bad spots. We were better the first half. Seattle tried to break lines with long passes up the middle and drive our players one on one toward the baseline in the second half. We managed but gave up to many corners.

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Anyone else looking at the argument between Nathan and boli and thinking uh oh. Cause that is never a good sign. Any time I have seen that kind of infighting on the field, it normally is the sign of a toxic locker room. You rarely see teams that are winning doing that.

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Anyone who watched the FA Cup final earlier would wonder if SEA/PTFC was even the same sport. The match was dreadful.

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Jun 3, 2023·edited Jun 3, 2023

Okay, yeah it was boring but there were some good lessons here. 1) Niezgoda got his start. It pretty definitively didn't work. I hope this settles the remaining controversy over whether he should start. It's not necessarily about talent, etc., it's just he's no longer in sync with anyone on the field (during his promising early days here, he worked well with Blanco and Valeri, but that's a long time ago). 2) We have a good defense when Zuparic is on the field. Obvs, Seattle wasn't at the peak of their powers but nonetheless this is the West's leading team. If anyone had real chances to win that game, it was the Timbers, on the road. Between a solid centerback core, Mosquera, Miller, and Bravo, we have a fine back line. D. Chara continues to wreak havoc in the middle. 3) We need Evander and the rest of the offense to get in sync, which I think means starting Boli and getting more out of Asprilla, Moreno, Loria, and co., while looking for reinforcements. Any updates on Mora, at all?

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Ran a bunch of errands today so mostly listened, and it was kind of awesome to hear the AM broadcasters find ways to convey “this game is really crap” without just coming out and saying “Wow, this game is really crap!”. They definitely got the point across, tho.

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Man I'm glad I rode my bike out to Troutdale Arts fest on this lovely day and missed this snoozefest completely. Best decision I've made this year.

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Anyone know why Mosquera didn’t play? Disciplined for not working in practice?

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Jun 3, 2023·edited Jun 3, 2023

Really a bad outcome for both teams.

Timbers:0-Sounders:0-Fans:-1

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And MLS is thrilled with 2 scoreless draws to start the day

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Glad that's over. Terrible match by both teams and the referee. One point, oh well.

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First ever scoreless draw between Flounders and PTFC

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A point, yay. And the march toward the inevitable playoff miss continues.

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Two teams jog for 90, friendly Saturday afternoon kick around.

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Of course a point in Seattle is a good thing but I feel dirty.

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Not sure anybody deserves that point. Not sure why Gio looked happy.

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All this could have happened sooner with earlier subs. Gio man.

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I swear Bravo is TRYING for that second yellow!

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This whole team, including Evander, need to work on their ball skills. So many heavy touches and misdirected passes. Perhaps this is an MLS-wide problem but it's been awful tonight.

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*Maybe

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Five minutes left…… Abe we can steal this yet!

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Portland not in a hurry at all

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Sure Evander can nutmeg, but that touch=gross

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Feels like we're trying to be content with a road point. Hope that doesn't backfire.

Evander just can't get the ball speed right on this surface.

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This is how you know mp doesn't care about the state of this team anymore.

Miss the playoffs = contract extension

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Asprilla gassed for 10-15 min. Make a sub man!!

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Boli in. Honestly, Gio is a day late and dollar short with the sub.

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Niezgoda = sad trombone.....

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Loria in??!

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That was a dime by Evander.

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Subs please. They are running in mud out there.

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For crying out loud. Is this like U-11?

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Evander just can't make it work

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Have a feeling Shittle comes out pushing much harder. We’ll see if Timbers match higher intensity or just sit back and take it.

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Nobody is going to be happy with the 1st half, which I guess sounds about right for a derby. Like to see Franck early.

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Pretty lame half. Portland was better but Seattle was figuring it out at the end and they have Ruidiaz and Roldan to bring in.

Timbers need to keep their heads on.

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Neither team sharp. Sloppy if not lazy first half.

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Well that was something, I guess. Thought Timbers were better than the Flounders though. Gio has some impactful subs on the bench. He shouldn't wait too long.

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Of all the casual giveaways from Evander, that might be the lamest

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D. Chara cruising the line. Likely didn't get a second yellow because he's D. Chara. He might have to come off.

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I'm sorry but Apple announcers have to be paid off. Like agenda level commentating. I'm pretty sure teams give these announcers and analysts talking points, cause how in the F can anyone say who is under more pressure. Portland or Seattle and they say schmetzer.

So Schmetzer is under more pressure. Despite having an injury riddled team and having Seattle in first in the west.

While gio had those same excuses for why the start of our season was shit. Gio, who has us in the worst start in our franchise history, with 17 points in 16 games. And we have as close to full strength as we can have now. Gio, who constantly has word salad interviews anymore because he has no idea how to coach and fix the situation we are in. Gio, who has players contradicting themselves in interviews because they want to say the teams mentality is crap (part of a coaches job) and then going back on it because they obviously don't want to be "that guy" that throws the coach under the bus.

Like wtf are people talking about. If we lose this game I want to see "PORTLAND PART WAYS WITH COACH" by tomorrow.

Miami held their coach accountable and now Portland need to and if mp is not going to go give a S#^t enough to do what needs to be done, than we need to force him to sell the team by not showing up to games and getting a petition going to ask him to sell the team

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Look Mo - I like you. You were a good servant on the Nats. But I'm not too sure the players want to play this way. This is Gio. Let's face it - we have sucked at this compact, bunker and counter strategy as long as Gio has been here.

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'Traditional' Portland Timbers Pink vs 'Traditional' Seattle Sounders Red

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Derby should be the clubs traditional colors. Pretty simple but yet MLS screwed it up.

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How we feeling everyone?!

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Is anyone else's feed choppy as hell?

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