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Aug 31, 2023·edited Aug 31, 2023

Was a good game. Moreno finally showed up. Mora seems to be one of the only Timbers that can keep his shot from the gravitational pull of the moon. Chara had an excellent game. I like what the announcer said. Can't remember the words verbatim, but it was along the lines of "chara might have lost a step or two, but he has made up 10 yards with his experience." So true. I also have to say the announcers were good tonight. Not because they seemed to have our back on some questionable calls, but because they had unbiased and informed comments.

Two calls had me perplexed tonight. One being that blanco started. Not that I don't like him or anything but he can only play about 50 yards of the field. He can't outrun anyone for a ball and his defense is bare minimum at best. It honestly feels like he was out there to be a catalyst for the team. A motivation guy, cause it's hard to say be can really be dangerous anyone.

The other one was mabiala. Ffs my heart skipped a beat when he came on. I was ready for him to screw it up the minute the ball got around him.

The other thing I didn't like was how we were allowing them to walk into our box for 2/3 of the game. Everyone backed off an allowed them to keep attacking our goal. In the many years I have watched this team, THAT HAS NEVER WORKED!!!! We can't absorb pressure for large parts of the game. So don't try, or you are constantly going to be dancing on a knifes edge.

I still don't think yimmi is a winger. He isn't goal dangerous. Stick him next to his brother.

Evander still does not impress me. I'm waiting for him to come close to prime Valeri or blanco, or BF and he just isn't. When is this guy ever going to step up to the level of reynoso, Acosta (interesting that Berhalter is trying to get him to the usmnt next year when he is eligible) muhktar, etc. He isn't even a top 8 midfielder and he cost us 10m. He is exactly what I thought he would be and we have had enough underperforming crap dp's in this team. Im down to give him another year but if he doesn't crap or get off the pot, he needs to gtfo. I don't want to watch another 4 years of a crap dp not living up to the hype and expectations with excuse after excuse why he isn't performing. Ffs Williamson can do what he does. So why spend 10m on him. I hope I am wrong.

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RSL came out flat and I think we’re a little lucky they didn’t get interested 5-10 minutes before they did.

But you take what you can get. Great to see Moreno score. I really want Blanco to get one.

Fun low-key night at the park.

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A win - finally. And we really did play well enough to deserve it. Very positive performances from Moreno and Mora, especially. Bingham just scares me, period. And so does Mabs coming in the last few min. Otherwise, happy for the threee ponts as it helps us stay away from the dreaded wooden spoon.

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Nice. Started running out of steam a bit, and I will never, ever understand Mabs being subbed in, but nice to get a win at home!

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Overall about 80% good, 20% bad. After the rest of this season, I'll take that ratio!

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Well a fun game. A step in the right direction

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Bravo: Thank you

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Joeseph attempting to sntach defeat from the jaws of victory.

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10 v 11 for the last few minutes

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Oh no. No need for this sub

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Mabiala for the win

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The Timbers kept smart possession in the attacking half for about a minute there. When's the last time we saw that?

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That was filthy from Yimmi

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Wave after wave of subs!

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I don't even recognize this team for long stretches of this game. And unlike, say, two months ago...that's a good thing? I don't think this is a dominant team, but this is what I was hoping for under a not-Gio - entertaining soccer that may win a game here and there even if they don't make the playoffs.

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Give us a cookie!!!

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Moreno: 1 goal 1 assist

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nice nice nice. who is this team? movement, passing, it all looks a bit better.

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Aug 31, 2023·edited Aug 31, 2023

Nice combo play! Mora's finish was clinical. Now that he's healthy he should get more pt.

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Oh nice! Class goal

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Is it just me or is Bingham the second coming of Tony "near post" Meola?

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Mora and Yimmy on, good subs

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Bravo isn't the best on attack and he is a freekick and card magnet, but when he does the thing he does best I love it

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For the first time in goddamn forever we look like we have a plan and purpose in possession. Maybe it’s RSL being bad right now but I love seeing it. Moreno looks great, Boli is super active, and Evander hasn’t put a foot wrong. I’m not gonna start saying this is because Gio is gone until we see a consistent run of games where we play like this, but man it does feel great

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Not bad. Much more cohesive looking. Some slight changes seem to be paying off.

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I thought the Timbers looked much more oganized that half than they have pretty much all season, both offensively and defensively.

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Half time report: I am entertained :-)

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Need our runners to run

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Moreno has been very active and looks highly engaged so far. And he's playing on the front line - more twoard the goal than Gio ever put him in. Just raises more questions.

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Common! Red

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Nice cross! Moreno should of had that one

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David! David! David!

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Is there a meme about refs managing corner kicks?

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Moreno cooking tonight, he’s been awesome

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Aug 31, 2023·edited Aug 31, 2023

How was that even review-worthy? Chara barely touched the guy, and didn't even come close to threatening a red-card level foul.

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Technically, shouldn't that be a red or nothing?

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The only call is simulation

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I mean, ultimately, this game doesn't matter, because Inter Messi FC drew 0-0 today. No score from Messi, so I expect the league to disband no later than COB tomorrow.

It's been fun!

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Are we playing....possession?

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Seems like Joseph wants the guys to play out of the back more, that’s a couple times now I was fully expecting us to bomb it forward but we were patient and built out, which allowed us to keep possession

Too bad Bingham loves to hit it forward to absolutely no one

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That is some truly awful defending

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MORENO IS GOOD

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Hey, how about that. Nice!

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Look at those sharp, green kits. Nice to see those again

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Not as high on Paredes as others seem to be, and I still don't understand why Jazzy isn't playing, but it's one of our stronger lineups, so let's see what happens. My bet is 45 of Blanco, 45 of Antony. Doesn't feel like Evander is forward enough with this lineup either.

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I am almost scared to watch after two bad losses. Do they have some good games left in them for the season?

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Bingham

Mosquera

McGraw

Zuparic

Bravo

Chara

Paredes

Evander

Moreno

Blanco

Boli.

Solid, in my opinion.

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