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XxderpdaherpxX

I was willing to let the 0-0 snoozefests go but when it keeps happening and we give up a goal while up a man... It's a bit too concerning.


ramerica

We are such ass without Blanco and Diego :(


eers2snow

Pain. We have no number 10 beyond Blanco. Yimmi ain't it. Moreno turns it over too much. Not sure what gio was doing taking Williamson off so soon. Maybe minutes restrictions? Neizgoda has been really poor...it's like he has no chemistry with the squad at times. We're so injured we have no one else to run up top. 300 minutes without a goal sucks. #onward.


sluggetdrible

Good performance Colorado


xB_A_Mx

GG the better team won


finn_enviro89

ouch.


BrokenKneesAndAnkles

Low effort, complete disorganization. What an awful performance. We didn’t even make a team down a man work


fallingbehind

Good game rapids.


TheLostEmi

Toothless.


StrongLikeBull503

Embarrassing performance.


fallingbehind

I’ve never been so pissed at the team as I am now.


snowcats6

Fucking up a man and still got completely dominated. So embarrassing.


lifeisacamino

we honestly deserved this scoreline. no fight. no creativity. Gio needs to figure something else out because this is pathetic.


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𝄞 We're the bonfire, we're the bonfire


lifeisacamino

lmao thanks for this


jboarei

Throw MP on the top, throw GW in the middle and burn the fucking lot.


nucleararms

Horrible start to the season. Embarrassing tonight


BigAl587

Jaap Stam levels of bad with that defense breakdown


lifeisacamino

ouch. we also have not scored a goal in weeks, that's pretty cool.


Disco99

I expected mediocrity with this lineup and injury list. This is a dumpster fire.


snowcats6

A bonfire.


_Al_Gore_Rhythm_

Denver is now a Canadian city.


saxtonaustralian

I don’t think we were ever not


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saxtonaustralian

Uh huh yeah bone jaw to you too


jboarei

No one deserves this shit squad more than MP/GW. You reap what you sow.


fallingbehind

Up a man, to a bit so great team, we eat shit. This is fucking embarrassing.


TMOP_Halloween

jesus christ we fucking suck lmfao. what a pathetic display


ROTCHunter

Dread it. Run from it. A shitty Timbers start to the season arrives all the same.


LAFCMemes

Timbers in shambles with a man up


tezia99

Lol god we are the worst. Come on last place this season. Between all the scandals and sub par players we deserve it.


Dangerous--D

There is 0% chance you guys get the wooden spoon this year


Matt_McT

Fantastic finish.


sluggetdrible

Yeah, ya that was a great finish.


PeterOliver

Where the hell were the rest of our center backs?!?


superboyy

We subbed them off.


murty_the_bearded

🔥 🗑


mankindrc

Boy we’re bad right now


BigJobRob913

Cool cool cool cool cool great job Timbers


Matt_McT

There it is, lol. Well done, Colorado.


gecampbell

Colorado scoring was inevitable, what with Portland playing a man down


Dangerous--D

lel


sluggetdrible

Lol that was deserved.


PeterOliver

Oh my... That sucks


LAFCMemes

Lol it would be kaye but it was a deflection Edit: nvm


Hopsblues

Woot!!!


superboyy

It feels early to be having our annual existential crisis, yet here we are. Hopefully we can figure this out sooner rather than later.


vulgarro

beautiful goal


Lightweight_Metal

MARK ANTHONY KAAAAAAYYYYYYEEEEEEEEE


Slinger17

This is actually embarrassing


I_lovesushi

Y'all have a good night.


sluggetdrible

You can’t make me


Hopsblues

I've never understood taking a yellow just to delay the game. So stupid.


RoninR6

I dint care who does it or if it makes game sense, stalling/delaying is up there with diving for me in my rankings of things I hate about soccer.


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Hopsblues

Nice


nothing_to_be

well that's sweet.


PeterOliver

I still believe! C'mon Timbers!


ROTCHunter

Belief is powerless against early-season Timbers


sjalt

Should have just committed to the bicycle


jboarei

Can’t fire GW, because he creates squads like this? This team is awful.


UnlikelyDoughnut1506

GAAAAAAAAHHH!!!


ROTCHunter

I love Moreno, but I feel like he's like a frantic kid on Christmas, if we can get him to settle down and make better decisions, he'll become a great player


lifeisacamino

he fucking disappeared the moment he got subbed on. should've been him dropping into midfield to collect the ball and move it forward instead of Yimmi


Slinger17

In my opinion, our biggest problem is that we are not very good at soccer


sluggetdrible

Lol


buttsbutnotbuts

Hot take!


RCTID1975

Lots of people with Timbers flair in this thread that have no clue about the team


murty_the_bearded

We’ve certainly got injury issues, but that was a dumpster fire of a game, even for our current state of the roster.


UnlikelyDoughnut1506

What are they getting wrong? Timbers have been up a man for 30 minutes and have looked like 11 people who have never played together. It’s one thing to support the team, it’s another thing to be willfully blind to their obvious faults. And now they give up a second goal while up a man in stoppage.


beepartz

This is it. I LOVE the Timbers and am probably more generous than most in my assessment of our players' capabilities; I love to look for silver linings. I don't have anything positive to say about this one. Woof.


RCTID1975

I guess you're one of them. Just look at the injury list. Some of these guys actually haven't played a game together.


UnlikelyDoughnut1506

I’ve followed this team religiously ror 12 years. I know who’s injured, but I also know when the team lacks any creativity or chemistry. Blanco and Chara are out, and that’s a tough pill to swallow, but Chara is 36 years old and it’s still to be determined whether or not Blanco is still the same player this year as he was in seasons past and Niezgoda has been abysmal this season. Considering he’s pretty much our only striker, this is pretty upsetting. Before the start of the season, the FO knew that Chara, though still showing solid performance, was getting long in the tooth. They also knew that there was a chance we wouldn’t re-sign Blanco and, even if we did, he may be prone to injury and/or not deliver the same level of performance as we’d become used to. The FO also knew that Mora would be out for months and that relying on Niezgoda as our sole option up top was super duper risky. Despite all this, they built the team that we have and it’s been a total shit-show. All of this, and I haven’t even mentioned the deficiencies at right and left back. So don’t sit here and talk down to me and every other fan who’s disappointed with the level of play from this team. We’ve watched every game this season and we know what we know.


tezia99

Plenty of clues. Still mediocre


wetduck

"mediocre" being used pretty liberally here


RCTID1975

Looking at the injury list, and playing at altitude, what exactly did you expect?


TheBeardedEngineer

I expected nothing yet here I am still disappointed.


Dangerous--D

How come the other Timbers have green flairs but yours is purple?


TheBeardedEngineer

Hmm, I might be using the old Reddit. I think there was a mass flair issue a while back and I, like my team, tonight, was too lazy to do anything.


Dangerous--D

>I think there was a mass flair issue a while back and I, like my team, tonight, was too lazy to do anything. I love me some self deprecating humor, thx for providing more entertainment to my night than your team.


Slinger17

Jesus fuck we suck


nothing_to_be

At least the Thorns look solid. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


TheLostEmi

The Thorns are great...it's just a pain to even try to watch any of their games


lifeisacamino

you wouldn't know we have a man advantage.


RCTID1975

That's what injuries and altitude does


saxtonaustralian

At least we have civilized humidity levels


RCTID1975

lol what? I'm not slamming Colorado at all. And...ummm...we don't have high humidity here either


murty_the_bearded

If anything it feels like we’re playing a man down, which honestly with some of the players out there right now, isn’t too far from the truth.


cremedelacremepie

Maybe we can sub Gio in?


tezia99

Uninspiring as always…


about831

This match could use some Tuiloma magic 💫


bergobergo

The fundamental problem with this team is that 2 out of our 3 DPs simply aren’t DP quality.


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PraiseLordFauci

Double penatrators.


Dangerous--D

Who are your DPs? Blanco is one I assume, but who are the others?


murty_the_bearded

Niezgoda and Yimmi


Dangerous--D

So when I've watched, Yimmi Chara has always looked good. Am I just watching the wrong games?


murty_the_bearded

He has his moments, both directions. Decent to good most of the time, but probably just really worth a DP contract, imo


Dangerous--D

That's fair, you can be good without being DP worthy.


murty_the_bearded

Oops, I meant probably NOT worth a DP, but I think you inferred that correctly anyways


Dangerous--D

Yeah, it was obvious enough from the topic of conversation. Sometimes we Seattleites have to flex our superior intellects to decipher that broken Portland English.


murty_the_bearded

Hahaha… fuck you but also… good joke :( :)


Dangerous--D

<3 but also fuck you as well


Hopsblues

A problem the Rapids rarely worry about.


RoninR6

Teams are allowed 3 DPs? huh.


Hopsblues

Overrated


walrushampton_fc

Do the Rapids even have a DP?


RoninR6

Gyasi, as of last week.


Hopsblues

Zardes is I believe.


I_lovesushi

Is it over yet?


murty_the_bearded

Timbers players think so


lifeisacamino

great time for Moreno to use that vision and dribbling ability to break Colorado down. Or, we can cross and inshallah. I'm getting pretty tired of this.


murty_the_bearded

We’re a fucking sloppy mess tonight


_Juntao

The last time we scored a goal calvin coolidge was in office


Dangerous--D

I laughed far too hard at this


Thecrimsongiant

Colorado fans, how do you feel about Zardes??


beepartz

I am not a Colorado fan, but i would be stoked to have him.


RoninR6

Hopeful. At least the front office is trying.


Hopsblues

Love it.


Thinglethor

Why did that guy have his pants down like that lol


Disco99

These are interesting subs.


RCTID1975

Guys are gassed because of altitude, and no attacking players on the bench


Disco99

I know, more just writing my internal monologue.


Dangerous--D

Why is Blanco not in the game/on the bench? Injury I assume?


PeterOliver

Minor thigh injury past couple games.


Dangerous--D

:'( He is probably livid watching this performance


mrballistic

Yep. He was scratched for this week.


nothing_to_be

Don't worry guys Blake Bodily is coming on. That'll change things.


rzle

Put Tega in!


fallingbehind

Once again, a point seems like a good result. Ugh.


ROTCHunter

The COL commentators calling Zardes "Jazzy" is hella annoying


colinms

Mispronouncing player names is their superpower.


UnlikelyDoughnut1506

If the dude is playing for your team now, you should probably learn the name.


Hopsblues

They know what his name is.


UnlikelyDoughnut1506

They just don’t know how to say it?


StrongLikeBull503

Isn't that supposed to be Ivacic's nickname?


ROTCHunter

That's what I thought, which is why it's a little confusing!


Disco99

Moreno isn't strong enough to hold the ball when challenged. He has technique and skill, but needs muscle.


fallingbehind

Rasmussen does not have my seal of approval.


sluggetdrible

Rough game for Portland fans


fallingbehind

Here comes Bodily! It will be okay! /s


sluggetdrible

Lol was thinking the same thing tbh


TMOP_Halloween

Give me a 90+2 shitty equalizer and I'll head into the week a little less depressed.


fallingbehind

This team needs a lift. Not sure what it is because we have the talent, but this sucks.


Slinger17

Are we actually even up a man? Has anyone counted just to be sure?


gecampbell

I can’t tell them apart


Dangerous--D

Including the green guy, it seems like both teams have 11?


gecampbell

All this game needs now is an orange ball


StrongLikeBull503

Good god this team looks pathetic.


TheLostEmi

I forgot Niezgoda was still in the game...


PeterOliver

So Van Rankin decided to miss the next game, cool cool cool.


SeaDuds

Looked like he didn't want to be there anyway


TMOP_Halloween

Given recent form this is a net positive


GoochGoochTheClown

He will not be missed


BigJobRob913

Woah language there


retorber

Colorado gets a red and Portland playing as if they themselves are a man down. I don't even know what to say.


Dangerous--D

You guys only know how to dominate games at Lumen field tbh


Hopsblues

Hang in there. The Rapids have snatched defeat from the jaws of victory a couple times


RCTID1975

I mean, lots of second stringers at altitude late in the match


Thecrimsongiant

Please get rid of Van Rankin.


StrongLikeBull503

Also Claudio Bravo, also Bonilla... Honestly just all new wingbacks. For once I'm pretty okay with our CBs but it wouldn't be a Timbers squad if there wasn't one part of the defense that fucks it up for everyone.


Kegman10

Bravo?


meme-meupScotty

JVR yellow - drink!


TheLostEmi

Our midfield just looks straight up incompetent right now.


RCTID1975

No Blanco, No D Chara, and Williamson and Paredes off, kinda expected


nothing_to_be

Colorado can go down to five men and this'll still be 1-0 at the final whistle.


Dangerous--D

Hold up hold up hold up, that would result in a forfeit... Let them go down to 7 and we'll see what happens


nothing_to_be

Given the state of things the refs might let play continue. Colorado would still have an advantage.


Dangerous--D

Oh I didn't realize Ted Unkel was refereeing today


TheLostEmi

I'd put $5 on that line


gecampbell

Portland not really dealing with the altitude RN


PeterOliver

Ok now do Niezgoda


I_lovesushi

We are straight cheeks


fallingbehind

I don’t know what that means. But it sounds ass. And we are ass.


nothing_to_be

Asscheeks. Why not both?


TMOP_Halloween

We need subs or something. This is pathetic


PeterOliver

Totally lacking chemistry through the middle right now unfortunately.


Disco99

And zero outlet or creativity up top. Jarek has been invisible.


gecampbell

Colorado is still absolutely controlling the game right now


Dangerous--D

>Colorado is still absolutely controlling the game right now No Blanco, no DiChara... Those guys are huge, figuratively speaking.


Hopsblues

Fraser is good. Team has been rebuilt well over the last couple years. This year will be tough. Higher expectations meets up with some key changes in the roster. Zardes is a fun signing. Keep an eye on the Valencia guy that just came on at CB. Also the kid Max that started tonight has a high ceiling. Losing Trusty this summer will hurt, but that's what the new signing was for.


Disco99

Colorado still controlling the ball, even down a man. Seems about right.


darthvenom

We are absolutely gassed


_Juntao

Why do we look like the team with 10 men


fallingbehind

Fucking bullshit altitude gives all Denver teams an advantage. I’m so tired of it.


Dangerous--D

I sometimes wonder if RSL would be a historically good team if they didn't play at elevation. I wonder if Colorado would have topped the west without it last year. Unfortunately, there isn't really a solution to the advantage that it gives, so it is what it is.


fallingbehind

I’m getting downvoted from Denver asshats that hate to admit it. They put it in the tunnels!! Because they know it’s an advantage you dickholes.


Dangerous--D

What do you mean by "they put it in the tunnels"?


fallingbehind

They have banners in the tunnels that show the altitude as a physiological technique. At least in the NBA arena.


BrokenKneesAndAnkles

If Colorado has another man sent off it should really even this match up


fallingbehind

WE HAVE AN EXTRA MAN FOR FUCKS SAKE!


BlickRickley

It's rough feeling outmanned in the midfield when we're up a player


Audigy77

What is portland even doing? They look like they just want the time to be over so they can leave. No push, no drive.


fallingbehind

I’m getting pissed. Something needs to change. This is unwatchable.


_Al_Gore_Rhythm_

Even match. Wait, COL is down to 10?


fallingbehind

We suck. This team is making me hate myself.