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XxderpdaherpxX

Timbers winning a game challenge (impossible)


TMOP_Halloween

The return of the Portland Tie-bers. 6 on the year, no one else has more than 4. After a break in programming next Tuesday where we can't tie (so will probably lose), see you back in a week.


murty_the_bearded

Substantially better than I expected us to play tonight. Not amazing, but I thought we were going to get torn apart tonight after seeing the lineup. Kudos to the guys who stepped up from the B squad tonight, playing like they want that job. GG NY, game felt like it could have tilted either way most of the game. Hopefully it’s not another 3 years before we see you again.


Blipentonyl

Agree


hypernermalization

We will go into Philly on Saturday either 1st or 2nd in the East but the RBA form is getting so frustrating.


RBNYJRWBYFan

It's really great that we managed to get a result...er, at *home*. Hopefully we'll be able to get three back at our fortress... *on the road.* Huh. This season is all kinds of upside down. Also, what up with the biased thread title? New Jersey? What, no "Pink Cows" too? This the MLS reddit, not the Timber's one, WTF?


hypernermalization

This is a Western opponent, so they think they're being original.


danhig

the team from New York beat us. You’re New Jersey


hypernermalization

Also, that's fine and adorable on r/Timbers or whatever, but this is r/MLS. The club is New York Red Bulls.


danhig

I didn’t make it. just joking about why I don’t find it offensive.


hypernermalization

maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaps you guys are lucky that all the obvious jokes about your club are way too dark to use in this thread


TMOP_Halloween

Honestly will take that result. Didn't look horrible, especially in 1st half. I lowkey think we have a sneaky good defense too. GG NJ ❤️


rzle

GG Red Bulls. A much improved performance from the Timbers. We haven't played a USOC game since what, 2019? It will be interesting to see if the organization takes Tuesday's match seriously or if the tradition of treating the open cup as an inconvenience/joke of a competition continues. (Hint: given the COVID and the injuries the latter is far more likely.)


TMOP_Halloween

We beat LAFC in an Open Cup match one of those years IIRC so maybe they will take it seriously who knows 🤔


Hailfire9

Everyone forgets the 7/Eleven Red Card Wedding.


rzle

True, maybe not caring about Open Cup was a John Spencer/Caleb Porter thing as opposed to an organizational thing? Can't remember what year the LAFC match was. I suppose the point is that it's been a long time since we played in the USOC and I'm curious to see the approach, especially given the state of the roster.


db0606

Pretty sure it was the first year they had Vela and were tearing up the league, so 2018?


AntFace

GG Red Bulls


RCTID1975

Tie is better than I expected, we scored a goal, and a lot of the guys looked more determined than recently, so I'm happy


Auen_Draco16

Not the result I wanted but I will take it over the last 3 games


Hailfire9

Positive signs, but I am whelmed.


fallingbehind

Good game Red Bull.


fallingbehind

Blanco has had no impact.


Hailfire9

Arguably a negative one! At least Moreno had speed.


hypernermalization

7 minutes added on for this one, only 6 for the game in Chicago. The mind boggles.


tinyj316

These announcers aren’t good. The ref literally said add a minute


beepartz

I wish BWP had been in the booth the whole game. Best part of their broadcast for sure.


broc_ariums

I thought I heard Ridgey say they added a minute


about831

They’re probably listening to the RB broadcast team


qu33gqu3g

Yeah ESPN+ has NY announcers


broc_ariums

Ooooooh.


Auen_Draco16

Oh no, he just got back


RCTID1975

lol how's that a foul based on the calls the rest of this game?


fallingbehind

He’s been okay, but slightly biased to the home team IMO.


RCTID1975

I don't think he's been biased all. Pretty much letting just about anything go


fallingbehind

Well he gave a free kick close to our goal a bit ago because Bonilla touched a Red Bull player in the back and he went down easy. So I heavily disagree.


qu33gqu3g

He’s been pretty good overall. No clear mistakes imo


broc_ariums

Yimmy Chara knocks you over you're flopping.


fallingbehind

It’s the only critique I have for this guy. He’s allowed a little more physicality for the Red Bulls.


Hailfire9

Yimmi Chara knocks over *your CB,* I have questions


SteveBartmanIncident

Nyrb commentators can't pronounce a Spanish name to save their lives


ShitJuggler

They butchered Gio’s name so bad I almost didn’t know who they were talking about.


KilgoreTroutsAnus

Was at the game and didnt hear it, but our guys all know him personally, from long before he was with you.


SteveBartmanIncident

I had it on mute for the first 70'. Gonna have to put it back


Hailfire9

"Chair-eh?"


hypernermalization

To be fair, Cangialosi comes from a sport with a Chara


SteveBartmanIncident

Are you saying I've been pronouncing that guy's name wrong when I joke that we should sign him?


SteveBartmanIncident

LOHR-ee-uh


PDXSonic

This has been a sloppy half of soccer.


fallingbehind

The first 15 minutes of the half were pretty good.


about831

Star Wars night? How many Wookies are in the crowd?


RCTID1975

Interesting to see RB players still going down and asking for a foul when this ref hasn't called much at all this game


Hailfire9

That's an uninspired substitution...


MotorLeopard

Mabiala has been ass


qu33gqu3g

Noticeably slow


fallingbehind

Cool if see a few Ayala minutes.


AntFace

Wish granted


RCTID1975

Bingham almost showing why he no longer has a starting job in MLS


TMOP_Halloween

Lol that ball was clearly out on the sideline.


hypernermalization

It feels tactical shitposting that we loaned a kid from Stoke and his whole deal is doing long throws as set pieces.


fallingbehind

This is another game where Blanco hasn’t provided a huge spark off the bench.


RCTID1975

He's been on for like 10 minutes, what exactly are you expecting here?


fallingbehind

Early in the season when he came on he changed up the game immediately. The last few times he’s been a ghost. He barely got a touch and we he did, he did nothing. I love the guy, he’s our best player but he’s seems in a bit of a funk.


jboarei

I think they wanted a spark off the bench from him.


broc_ariums

Floppin' Red Bulls


DJFrankyFrank

Where tf was his help??? He had a great breakaway. But nobody was up there


TMOP_Halloween

Man if we could get one late that would be really something. Manifesting that for our Timber bros.


fallingbehind

I guess it’s fine when Red Bull players go through the back of Timbers but if a timbers players goes through he’ll give a dangerous free kick opportunity.


hypernermalization

I gotta say, I watched Zach Ryan play against Hartford in the Open Cup and came away thinking he was the worst player to suit up in the 26-year history of the club. Good luck, kid! Just be slightly better than Branco!


Psirocking

Do you not remember Buckmaster? And he was playing over a guy who was at the World Cup


hypernermalization

I gotta be honest, I thought Rece Buckmaster was nothing special in an average way. Did not see him as the affront to humanity others did.


Psirocking

It was more that it was apparent that they needed to sign a replacement for him in the summer window but just didn’t.


RCTID1975

A lot of this game reminds me of U10s. Bunch of people in a small area just randomly kicking at the ball


hypernermalization

CCJ showing off tonight why he needs a trade within the league or just a sale to a mid-level European league. Square peg in a round hole.


UnlikelyDoughnut1506

I like that the “bad guy from an ‘80s teen movie” hair is back in style


AntFace

Is Tolkin Aussie?


hypernermalization

The Australian province of Chatham, New Jersey


AntFace

I guess not. Is he a homegrown then?


hypernermalization

Yep, academy kid


DJFrankyFrank

I'm just gonna say it. I like this ref. He's been good all game.


fallingbehind

Thankfully he hasn’t been asked to make a really important decision because he’s been a little sub par in my opinion. Not bad though, so above average for most PRO refs.


hypernermalization

Wondering if anyone dressed in Star Trek gear for this like those dudes who show up at Ren fairs.


fallingbehind

On the upside is don’t have to hear the RB announcer say Zoo Par Rich.


ShitJuggler

Can I interest you in a LOReea, instead?


PeterOliver

Did Gio kiss Blanco's head before he wen ton?


about831

Wouldn’t you?


AntFace

I'd add in a bed tuck and some milk and cookies for that cute mf


hypernermalization

I'm really torn on the 5 subs to be honest. I get that there probably needs to be a little more lenience for injuries but it breaks up the rhythm of the game so much.


rzle

I mean, there's still only 3 substitution windows, so it's not like teams can stop the game on 5 separate occasions.


Auen_Draco16

Tuiloma and Blanco, let's go


about831

It’s Tuiloma time


rzle

Oh geez, I know Bill and Zac played well at the start of the season, but Zuparic is so good. Really hope this is just cramps.


the_real_sleventy

I honestly don't know why Zac stopped getting minutes, he was so solid in the back at the start of the season. I do hope Zuparic is okay though, we need the depth if nothing else


rzle

Zac stopped getting minutes because Zuparic and Mabiala got healthy. Zac looked good, but he's the 4th stringer. He's played for T2 a couple times this year, and I think he'll probably swing between the first team and T2 a lot, along with Rasmussen and Bonilla.


fallingbehind

Zup is our best back IMO.


rzle

I second this motion. I have confidence in all 4 of our main CBs, but it seems like once or twice a half the other team plays a dangerous ball only for Zuparic to come out of nowhere and either sweep the ball away or make a key tackle.


RCTID1975

That's a nasty looking bruise on Zuparic's thigh


PDXMB

It’s a mark from cupping


hypernermalization

Everybody chill out with these out-of-conference games. I haven't seen the Timbers since opening night and I haven't watched the Sounders at all this year. I apologize for forgetting both Portland and Seattle have brothers.


BlickRickley

Lol you're good! I think we just all jumped to respond cause we do love our Chara bros


UnlikelyDoughnut1506

I think you’re the one overreacting but it’s ok.


PM_ME_SOME_LUV

Long > other CBs


peacefinder

Brothers vs brothers again? (Albeit briefly…)


hypernermalization

Has there been an MLS match before with two sets of brothers on the field?


ShitJuggler

Looked it up. Chris and Sean Henderson (96-98) played at the same time as Alexi and Greg Lalas (97). I don’t think they ever played against one another.


ShitJuggler

Seems like the Henderson brothers played against brothers back in the day but I can’t remember who.


BlickRickley

Well there's definitely been the Charas against the Roldans with seattle


ShitJuggler

Pretty much every time Portland (Charras) and Seattle (Roldans) play these days.


RCTID1975

Yes. We do play seattle like 20 times every year


hypernermalization

We don't! Sorry I asked!


about831

Yes. Seattle has the Roldans so whenever those two teams play.


hypernermalization

My bad, totally forgot Alex Roldon existed!


FrenkDuxxx

:)


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fallingbehind

Red Bulls fans less likely to commit murder tonight


UnlikelyDoughnut1506

DIEGO CHARA SUPER SUB


hypernermalization

That is Long's 12th goal for the club. Only CCJ (13) has more among active players.


PDXMB

Set pieces. We’re going to keep giving up scads of set piece goals, aren’t we? 🤦‍♂️


Chickunkey

There it is :(


fallingbehind

Bring on Blanco.


about831

I was just going to ask how many NYRB fans there are on here but that answers my question


tropic_gnome_hunter

YOU TALK ABOUT CHAOS


Auen_Draco16

That was scary


Auen_Draco16

Dammit


hypernermalization

Skipper's goal!


RCTID1975

This ref is hilarious


fallingbehind

In the same way that shitting your pants is funny.


fallingbehind

Stop flopping. Embarrassing.


peacefinder

I thought the [Feral Kid](https://i.pinimg.com/736x/00/eb/a2/00eba24204eb83c818d8ab6cb27e1e9a.jpg) from Mad Max would have been too old by now to play pro soccer, but it turns out he’s playing left back for NYRB with the same haircut


tinyj316

And I say fortress in context from 12 years ago…


fallingbehind

I heard that too. WTF?


runnerd6

I'm sure others have asked but any reason why it's so empty?


hypernermalization

It's rained for two straight days and nobody gives a shit about out-of-conference opponents.


hellohelloadios55

New Jersey ....


ItzDp

just happy to hear we finally got one in the net


hypernermalization

Tom Barlow is gonna score 3 goals and be a local hero with St. Louis City next year but this is really starting to get old.


TMOP_Halloween

Side note it's criminal that it took 25+ years for St. Louis to get a team.


about831

Small crowd. Is this typical turnout for a RB home match?


Hustler_One

Yep this is a pretty typical turnout these days


DJFrankyFrank

Bad weather I think.


about831

Oh right, it was raining earlier. I guess that stops some fans from attending.


Psirocking

area around the arena floods a lot


UnlikelyDoughnut1506

So literally fair weather fans?


DJFrankyFrank

I mean it's a red bull franchise. Do you expect die hard fans?


about831

Literally


tinyj316

RBNY bribing people to watch with an app and points?


RCTID1975

You mean like the Timbers used to do with the rose city rewards points during the game?


murty_the_bearded

That system was dumb but I did get a couple of signed tickets from the auctions they had. https://imgur.com/a/0SC9CJq


ShitJuggler

I’m not as down on Van Rankin as most people are but I’m ready to see Rasmussen get more time.


Huddy18

They play on opposite sides. Rasmussen is currently filling in for bravo at left back and would probably be less effective as a right back since he is left footed. Regardless I do like Rasmussen and hope we see him get more minutes.


rzle

I mean, same on both points, but they don't play the same position. Rasmussen is an LB, not an RB.


ShitJuggler

I thought Rasmussen has played both?


rzle

I'm not sure. I know he was originally a LW that was converted to LB in college (and that shows, he looks much more comfortable in possession than defending), not sure if he can play on both sides.


Hailfire9

As an emergency


ShitJuggler

Van Rankin IS the emergency! (I kid, I kid.)


TheLostEmi

He looks promising


hucklebutter

Bill wasn’t fouled there? Ok.


TMOP_Halloween

Lol BWP saying "I'm gonna go find a bar"


Hailfire9

Horseshit kickout from Mabiala there...


RCTID1975

He's lucky it didn't connect


cancercures

Really appreciate it when the broadcasts bring in voices like BWP or Federico Higuain in for a good 10+ minutes with the commentators.


PTFCDiegoMassacre

Timbers Broadcast has Liam Ridgewell permanently and I honestly love it despite the fact you can only understand half of what he says


fallingbehind

Wull ou yust needa yet youst ta ‘em.


PTFCDiegoMassacre

Haha


Hailfire9

He was a captain for us...next to non-native English speakers....


Vapor4

Uh... Why is Bingham playing?


grass_hut_shitter

Fucking no idea, hasn't let us down so far though


rzle

Ivacic is hurt


PM_ME_SOME_LUV

Geez we suck at home


rzle

I maintain that Niezgoda is a quality striker who just doesn't mesh well with our style/ other attacking players.


runnerd6

He's also glacially slow. If he's on the ball there is no player in the league that couldn't track him down and dispossess him.


fallingbehind

Agreed. He needs a new home.


RCTID1975

He needs someone to put the ball on his foot where he can shoot immediately. Look at that goal, and look at last year. Anytime he has to bring it down, and make any sort of decision, he's just way to hesitant


fallingbehind

How does the ref miss that foul on Moreno. Bullshit.


Agua48

Not sure if I can ask but can Anybody hook me with up a stream please?


grass_hut_shitter

Dm me


TMOP_Halloween

LETS FUCKING GOOO


fallingbehind

Moreno looks like last year Moreno this game. I love it.


runnerd6

Moreno is going places. Creative, energetic... I love it.


amat3ur_hour

You know how you sometimes have team goals with lots of precise, clean, one-touch passing leading to a tap-in? That was not one of those goals. But it's still a goal.


AntFace

Tha GOD


19elscorcho19

WE SCORED


DJFrankyFrank

Timbers didn't look bad in the first half. But second half, they look so much better.


Auen_Draco16

Feels like a fever dream


PeterOliver

I'm happy for Niezgoda.


sc4l4r

You're so strange 2022 RBNY


Coffeedude2457

Hey there he is!


BlickRickley

Hellllll yeah, after a super awkward time getting it through the midfield, the drought is finally over


Skeptical_Yoshi

Wtf is this what happened to our safety donut on the scoreboard?


heretrythiscoffee

It went brrrr


heretrythiscoffee

Moreno is so fucking good!!


grass_hut_shitter

That was ridiculous


SaladDayzAreGone

Hey Timbers, when did Bingham become the starter? Just wondering as I hadn't heard from him for what feels like a while since he left us.


murty_the_bearded

Also, little context if you missed it. He’s been living in Portland and training with the team for a few years now, but didn’t get officially signed until this past offseason


SaladDayzAreGone

whoa. had no clue! How are the fans feeling about him?