The Timbers aren't playing much better, but at least now they're fighting and picking up points.
I know its been rough few weeks for Timbers but I am still optimistic. Just need these boys to get healthy. I wonder how seriously Vancouver is taking the CCL and whether they play their starters on Wednesday and Saturday against us.
True we did not look good from minutes 60 - 80 but we were the more dangerous team the last ten minutes. I believe this pattern goes back to the game vs LAFC where we were knocking on the door at the end. Same for st Louis and LA Galaxy (Atlanta what Atlanta, we don’t talk about Atlanta).
“The prettiest pass the Timbers have hit this season so far...”
The prettiest pass this season for me was Evander’s looping shoulder pass over the backline of SKC (I think it was that game). Honestly not sure if that will be topped
I hope we get to see a start or an earlier Sub for Frank so we can see a little more from him. I do think Nathan had a better game. Anyone have updates on timelines for returns of our other injured? I didn't see Evander , Yimmi or Paredes on the bench so I'm guessing not likely to be part of Whitecaps game. I did hear Ayala is going to have a game with T2 before being back, but not a starter really. Anyone heard any dates or likely return timeline for Blanco?
Eric Miller vs Dallas. Was suggested to do this and thought it was a good idea since we don’t really know much about him. Feels to be a very safe, unremarkable veteran presence who is ok for a spot start here and there. And after Van Rankin, I’m ok with someone like that. But this is a pretty boring highlight reel
"But as we saw, and as Savarese also recognized, the Timbers wilted as the game went on."
This is a recurring thing, and it's very worrisome. If it's a physical thing, the training staff needs to get better; if it's a mental thing, the coaching staff needs to get better. Either way, if the Timbers want to be an elite team, they need to ratchet up the intensity quite a bit, for the whole game, not just in short bursts.