By - MatchThreadder
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.
We are such ass without Blanco and Diego :(
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.
Good performance Colorado
GG the better team won
Low effort, complete disorganization. What an awful performance. We didn’t even make a team down a man work
Good game rapids.
I’ve never been so pissed at the team as I am now.
Fucking up a man and still got completely dominated. So embarrassing.
we honestly deserved this scoreline. no fight. no creativity. Gio needs to figure something else out because this is pathetic.
𝄞 We're the bonfire, we're the bonfire
lmao thanks for this
Throw MP on the top, throw GW in the middle and burn the fucking lot.
Horrible start to the season. Embarrassing tonight
Jaap Stam levels of bad with that defense breakdown
ouch. we also have not scored a goal in weeks, that's pretty cool.
I expected mediocrity with this lineup and injury list. This is a dumpster fire.
Denver is now a Canadian city.
I don’t think we were ever not
Uh huh yeah bone jaw to you too
No one deserves this shit squad more than MP/GW. You reap what you sow.
Up a man, to a bit so great team, we eat shit. This is fucking embarrassing.
jesus christ we fucking suck lmfao. what a pathetic display
Run from it.
A shitty Timbers start to the season arrives all the same.
Timbers in shambles with a man up
Lol god we are the worst. Come on last place this season. Between all the scandals and sub par players we deserve it.
There is 0% chance you guys get the wooden spoon this year
Yeah, ya that was a great finish.
Where the hell were the rest of our center backs?!?
We subbed them off.
Boy we’re bad right now
Cool cool cool cool cool great job Timbers
There it is, lol. Well done, Colorado.
Colorado scoring was inevitable, what with Portland playing a man down
Lol that was deserved.
Oh my... That sucks
Lol it would be kaye but it was a deflection
It feels early to be having our annual existential crisis, yet here we are. Hopefully we can figure this out sooner rather than later.
MARK ANTHONY KAAAAAAYYYYYYEEEEEEEEE
This is actually embarrassing
Y'all have a good night.
You can’t make me
I've never understood taking a yellow just to delay the game. So stupid.
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.
well that's sweet.
I still believe! C'mon Timbers!
Belief is powerless against early-season Timbers
Should have just committed to the bicycle
Can’t fire GW, because he creates squads like this?
This team is awful.
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
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
In my opinion, our biggest problem is that we are not very good at soccer
Lots of people with Timbers flair in this thread that have no clue about the team
We’ve certainly got injury issues, but that was a dumpster fire of a game, even for our current state of the roster.
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.
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.
I guess you're one of them. Just look at the injury list.
Some of these guys actually haven't played a game together.
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.
Plenty of clues. Still mediocre
"mediocre" being used pretty liberally here
Looking at the injury list, and playing at altitude, what exactly did you expect?
I expected nothing yet here I am still disappointed.
How come the other Timbers have green flairs but yours is purple?
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.
>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.
Jesus fuck we suck
At least the Thorns look solid. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
The Thorns are great...it's just a pain to even try to watch any of their games
you wouldn't know we have a man advantage.
That's what injuries and altitude does
At least we have civilized humidity levels
lol what? I'm not slamming Colorado at all.
And...ummm...we don't have high humidity here either
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.
Maybe we can sub Gio in?
Uninspiring as always…
This match could use some Tuiloma magic 💫
The fundamental problem with this team is that 2 out of our 3 DPs simply aren’t DP quality.
Who are your DPs? Blanco is one I assume, but who are the others?
Niezgoda and Yimmi
So when I've watched, Yimmi Chara has always looked good. Am I just watching the wrong games?
He has his moments, both directions. Decent to good most of the time, but probably just really worth a DP contract, imo
That's fair, you can be good without being DP worthy.
Oops, I meant probably NOT worth a DP, but I think you inferred that correctly anyways
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.
Hahaha… fuck you but also… good joke :( :)
<3 but also fuck you as well
A problem the Rapids rarely worry about.
Teams are allowed 3 DPs? huh.
Do the Rapids even have a DP?
Gyasi, as of last week.
Zardes is I believe.
Is it over yet?
Timbers players think so
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.
We’re a fucking sloppy mess tonight
The last time we scored a goal calvin coolidge was in office
I laughed far too hard at this
Colorado fans, how do you feel about Zardes??
I am not a Colorado fan, but i would be stoked to have him.
Hopeful. At least the front office is trying.
Why did that guy have his pants down like that lol
These are interesting subs.
Guys are gassed because of altitude, and no attacking players on the bench
I know, more just writing my internal monologue.
Why is Blanco not in the game/on the bench? Injury I assume?
Minor thigh injury past couple games.
He is probably livid watching this performance
Yep. He was scratched for this week.
Don't worry guys Blake Bodily is coming on. That'll change things.
Put Tega in!
Once again, a point seems like a good result. Ugh.
The COL commentators calling Zardes "Jazzy" is hella annoying
Mispronouncing player names is their superpower.
If the dude is playing for your team now, you should probably learn the name.
They know what his name is.
They just don’t know how to say it?
Isn't that supposed to be Ivacic's nickname?
That's what I thought, which is why it's a little confusing!
Moreno isn't strong enough to hold the ball when challenged. He has technique and skill, but needs muscle.
Rasmussen does not have my seal of approval.
Rough game for Portland fans
Here comes Bodily! It will be okay! /s
Lol was thinking the same thing tbh
Give me a 90+2 shitty equalizer and I'll head into the week a little less depressed.
This team needs a lift. Not sure what it is because we have the talent, but this sucks.
Are we actually even up a man?
Has anyone counted just to be sure?
I can’t tell them apart
Including the green guy, it seems like both teams have 11?
All this game needs now is an orange ball
Good god this team looks pathetic.
I forgot Niezgoda was still in the game...
So Van Rankin decided to miss the next game, cool cool cool.
Looked like he didn't want to be there anyway
Given recent form this is a net positive
He will not be missed
Woah language there
Colorado gets a red and Portland playing as if they themselves are a man down. I don't even know what to say.
You guys only know how to dominate games at Lumen field tbh
Hang in there. The Rapids have snatched defeat from the jaws of victory a couple times
I mean, lots of second stringers at altitude late in the match
Please get rid of Van Rankin.
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.
JVR yellow - drink!
Our midfield just looks straight up incompetent right now.
No Blanco, No D Chara, and Williamson and Paredes off, kinda expected
Colorado can go down to five men and this'll still be 1-0 at the final whistle.
Hold up hold up hold up, that would result in a forfeit... Let them go down to 7 and we'll see what happens
Given the state of things the refs might let play continue. Colorado would still have an advantage.
Oh I didn't realize Ted Unkel was refereeing today
I'd put $5 on that line
Portland not really dealing with the altitude RN
Ok now do Niezgoda
We are straight cheeks
I don’t know what that means. But it sounds ass. And we are ass.
Asscheeks. Why not both?
We need subs or something. This is pathetic
Totally lacking chemistry through the middle right now unfortunately.
And zero outlet or creativity up top. Jarek has been invisible.
Colorado is still absolutely controlling the game right now
>Colorado is still absolutely controlling the game right now
No Blanco, no DiChara... Those guys are huge, figuratively speaking.
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.
Colorado still controlling the ball, even down a man. Seems about right.
We are absolutely gassed
Why do we look like the team with 10 men
Fucking bullshit altitude gives all Denver teams an advantage. I’m so tired of it.
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.
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.
What do you mean by "they put it in the tunnels"?
They have banners in the tunnels that show the altitude as a physiological technique. At least in the NBA arena.
If Colorado has another man sent off it should really even this match up
WE HAVE AN EXTRA MAN FOR FUCKS SAKE!
It's rough feeling outmanned in the midfield when we're up a player
What is portland even doing? They look like they just want the time to be over so they can leave. No push, no drive.
I’m getting pissed. Something needs to change. This is unwatchable.
Even match. Wait, COL is down to 10?
We suck. This team is making me hate myself.