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foolinthezoo

Love the timing of releasing this after the Rusnak announcement. Sneak it in, boys.


jjspacer

Hurry Bingham, sign this contract while no one is paying attention


iheartdev247

RSL lost Rusnak and they hid it behind signing 4 HGP. Meh.


evilradar

Would you rather RSL *not* sign homegrown players?


iheartdev247

It has been a lot. Like probably the most in league history lot.


FireballHangover

And the crowd goes mild


Resoca

Lmao have fun with Bingham. All of our fans hated him


Jolandia

I think half of our fanbase already does


Cxyphers_

For his play or his personality? He was pretty nice in San Jose. I remember he took my ball, signed it and then took it over to John Busch for him to sign too. Years later he tossed me a glove. Always seemed a good guy


Resoca

Eh both. People weren't vibing with the super cop conservative kinda stuff off the field. He's a decent dude, but we never really embraced him as our keeper because of the SJ stint and also the fact he was bad in goal.


endthiscrisis

More the bad in goal part. Immediately yelling at all of the defenders after he let in an easy goal. He had his moments.


your_average_entity

> super cop conservative kinda stuff off the field Is there something I don’t know about him?


oregonianrager

We took a GK that we absolutely humiliated in the MLS cup as our starting GK and he was one of the best in the league. I think Bingham was the least of your teams problems.


Shadowfury0

Bingham topped the league in saves one year and i guarantee you it's not because he's a great keeper


t1ttlywinks

Yeah fuck Bingham and his weird family that gets involved in his shit. Good luck Portland, but he's had a huge fall in grace. I hope he's your bench keeper


MossHops

If you thought our backline was bad, wait 'til you see our keepers!


rzle

While I'm not thrilled about this I also understand it and am willing to give Ivacic a chance with an extended run as the #1, something he has yet to get in MLS. For people that need to be cheered up about our GK situation, just remember that there is a gigantic teenage Alaskan that will hopefully getting some good minutes in goal as part of MLS Next Pro this year.


goatvaro_goatrata

Kill me


Sturnella2017

Would another 6-2 thrashing do?


RCTID1975

As long as you're out in the first round, and we play MLS cup, sure


Sturnella2017

As long as that includes you guys losing at home, it’s a deal!


RCTID1975

Sure, whatever. I'd much rather play for MLS cup and lose than be golfing.


Newmanator29

I can’t speak from experience because I’ve never watched us lose an MLS Cup at home so I need to ask the experts. Does it hurt more than watching it happen on the road?


goatvaro_goatrata

Y'all always find a way to make everything about yourselves Edit: ironically, a number of those six goals were due to poor play from Ivacic


Sturnella2017

Is that what rivalries are about? Re: Edit: yeah, I was going to comment about the goal keeper in the game but couldn’t remember who it was, as I was delirious with joy.


bergobergo

We're so fucked.


jjspacer

I would rather have Hunter start over these guys. If I was a Timbers fan at least he would give up goals with the potential to be good in a few years


Jolandia

Nah Ivacic is alright, he’s shown flashes here and there he might be good. Sulte is not ready at all he’ll get game time in T2


FalafelBall

Ivancic had like one good game lol


Jolandia

He’s also only had like seven appearances in three years, I think the jury is still out on his quality


Animastarara

What flashes? He's never been anything but mediocre at the best of times, and pathetic at worst.


Jolandia

He was MOTM vs RSL on August 7th with some outstanding saves, and had a decent outing against San Jose in 2020. Before we judge him too harshly, we need to see how he does with a run of games


foolinthezoo

Seattle fans would like that, yes


jjspacer

I would really like it if you put Diego Chara in goal.


foolinthezoo

He can do it all. I wouldn't have any worries.


jjspacer

I would want him in goal so he isn't in the midfield. For some reason, I feel he would be a decent keeper, smiling after every save


samfreez

Like Ochoa, but potentially with the skill to back it up? No thanks.. lol


goatvaro_goatrata

You don't want to see the fouls he could get away with considering how much leeway refs give keepers these days


jjspacer

Chara Law now covers goalkeepers


foolinthezoo

If nothing happens by 02.13.2022, we might be fucked. The hyperbole train is really steaming in Portland this year.


Impotent-Potato

What is up with Blanco?


foolinthezoo

Likely gone. I have [thoughts](https://www.reddit.com/r/timbers/comments/s395ps/comment/hsjbukp/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3) on it that I shared in the Timbers sub


bergobergo

Having a top shot blocker is the only thing that kept our defense somewhat respectable last year. These guys are ... not that.


foolinthezoo

Not spending big on a keeper right now allows us to go get higher quality in the defense. That's the driving force behind this decision. I also just think that read of our defense this year is overly simplistic.


Barthez_Battalion

Surprised Portland didn't move for Milan Borjan he would have been a great pickup for them.


darthvenom

We are using an international slot for this rotation of garbage.


sterling_m

Holy shit, I thought Bingham was out of the league at this point.


Jolandia

He trained with us all last season… for reasons


tateand99

Did anyone else read David Beckham at first? Just me? Ok.


MossHops

Beckham might be the better keeper...