The Portland Timbers face NYCFC on Saturday night at Providence Park (7:30 p.m. PT, streaming on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV) in a rematch of the 2021 MLS Cup final. To catch up with how the Pigeon have been doing this season, we connected with Hudson River Blue
Another poor 2nd half. Alas, its the roster composition that is killing us. There are players that should have been moved on at the end of last season and needs that weren't addressed.
No doubt that has hampered Gio, however we are years in to his reign and I still can't tell what his soccer playing philosophy is other than counter quickly and see if someone can wriggle through and score.
Just back from the match. I try to keep things positive - in posts at least. But I have completely lost it with the clown college MLS is running for officiating. I don't care for the foul language from the north end, but I understand it.
That moron allowed NY every advantage up to and including tackling Timbers on the counter. Then he threw two yellows at small fouls. He lectured Timbers players for telling him to call clear yellow cards.
I work hard and save money to watch footy and not the idiots we had Wednesday - which was the worst match since the Babacour Jalo fiasco some time back or the show we got tonight.
Rant over. It's a tough season. We're not very good. But it's impossible to play well 11 on 15.
Well at least there was a little spirit in them tonight.
That’s four goals in 8 games. And 1 point in two really favorable home matches. Pretty crappy year we got going.
So I show up at a timbers game with an Evander flag, he signs it, then plays a terrible game.
Then I leave town and miss the next game - and he starts as the top of the formation and scores.
At least we got that tie we were cheering for on Wednesday!
We're # 10!!
1 pt. from 2 home games against Eastern Conference cellar dwellers. As I said weeks ago, but this time with emphasis: Season. Is. Through.
Oh Santi...we're the gang that just can't shoot straight.
Felipe Mora on!
We all knew Mabs would eventually do something that would lead the the equalizer.
Yeah, thanks for that awful foul Mabs.
I’m at the game and it looks like Caliskan might replace Paredes at the start of the second half. Caliskan is warming up now. Not sure about Paredes’ injury. The ref stopped play for a head injury, but Paredes was cleared at the time.
Well thank god for that.
Anyone that could conceivably score a goal gets subbed out at 60. We needed a goal, but hadn’t looked close at all.
Atta boy! That's the way to finish! Good lord, I think we all fell asleep until Evander woke us up.
Nice shot Evander. Just what we need from him.
Why not Miller at CB? Mosquera's back and starting. Makes no sense to start Mabiala unless you literally have no other options.
Mabs can't cover JDM. We're gonna get killed there. Why is Mabs still on this team? Hopefully he's buried on the bench with the new signing coming.
Ivacic and Mosquera back in and the rest are the usual suspects. Blanco not on the bench.