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Glamour_div

i cant't find this match on MLS YouTube. Why?


yeetboiyoshi_420

After that and the LAFC game i need a nap.


nickxoneill

Why are the highlights for this match still not up on MLS YouTube??


Frankjc3rd

I turned to the BROADCAST OVER THE AIR STATION expecting to watch the match. But it turns out the game was on ESPN. I was so disappointed!


Taeshan

It was FS1/2


Chustercupperput

Gg Philly, respect!


1PMagain

Okay Timbros and Timbras, that’s behind us. Let’s take our talents to South Beach and get 3 points


mrgerbek

Yeah, but without Diego Chara.


rzle

GG Philly. Get some sleep East Coast peeps! I've been doom and gloom about this team enough for the night. No additional commentary from me. Good night all.


cheeseburgerandrice

Why was timber joey wearing a shirt with a giant tik tok logo tho


rzle

For the same reason Timbers players have an Alaska Airlines logo on their shirts [Source: Timbers dot com press release announcing the Tik Tok Partnership](https://www.timbers.com/news/timbers-thorns-fc-announce-multi-year-partnership-tiktok)


cheeseburgerandrice

I understand why the players do. But I thought Joey was more of a fan thing and wouldn't have a sponsor as the biggest thing on his clothing. Is he a part of the organization? Is Joey officially sponsored by Tik Tok?


rzle

IIRC Joey is a Timbers employee, but I'm not 100% certain on that. Originally Timber Jim was a guy who just showed up to NASL era Timbers games with a chainsaw (He did call ahead to ask for permission), but that's absolutely not gonna fly in the modern world. I will freely admit that I didn't pay attention to the Timbers (or soccer in general) pre MLS era Timbers so I don't know when the transition from just a guy showing up to the games with a saw to an actual employee happened, but I'm sure there are people in this thread who do know. I do know that Joey, like Jim before him, is a legit lumberjack though.


cheeseburgerandrice

I knew the backstory. I was just surprised to see him more corporate. But yeah there's a gap in my knowledge there cause I'm not a Timbers fan.


1PMagain

Sponsors


cheeseburgerandrice

Maybe I missed something. Is he an official part of the team, so he displays a sponsor? I thought he was part of the fan culture.


1PMagain

Yeah I guess maybe it started out that way? But he’s more like a paid mascot. (They don’t just let randos bring in a chainsaw)


cheeseburgerandrice

10-4. Didn't know he was an employee but that makes more sense now.


AntFace

It's our sleeve sponsor


cheeseburgerandrice

I know what a sleeve sponsor is. But I thought he was a fan culture thing, not one that would look officially sponsored. Unless he's part of the team and I just missed that.


-Chandler-Bing-

I was at the game and they stopped showing us replays when we started booing Chapman. Why was the Timbers goal disallowed? It looked like he was signaling handball?


grass_hut_shitter

They showed 1 replay. Grazed JCVRs hair


-Chandler-Bing-

Everyone else is saying it was offsides lol


Chustercupperput

Yeah because they ruled Van Rankin flicked it on


marvinye23

its a clear offside tho, not sure why fan is booing, i get its your home team but rules are rules


ILikeFishDisc

But it wasn't. The initial ball from tuiloma had everybody on. The only way it's offsides is if it comes off van Rankin's head. No footage I saw made it clear it did.


hikensurf

Fans at the stadium didn't get to see replay. No shit rules are rules.


-Chandler-Bing-

They didn't show us the replay thats why I was asking


1PMagain

Moreno offside. Apparently the ball hit VR which made it into a new pass thus bringing him offside? Or something


ILikeFishDisc

I don't honestly know if it hit his head, but I definitely don't think it was obvious from the footage. Not sure how that was obvious enough to take the goal back.


Chustercupperput

Apparently =/= allegedly 😂


1PMagain

This game was worse than the subway commercial


murty_the_bearded

Thank Zeus that is over. Well played, Philly, sorry we played like pure ass though I am sure you won't mind the 3 points from that trash game. I think we can all agree, Chapman had a howler tonight. Also, fuck Merritt, fuck Gavin, and fuck Mike Golub. Fuck you guys. For real.


MikeHolman11

Gg Portland, good luck in the rest of the season


TASTY_TASTY_WAFFLES

Yall played circles around us, hands down. #30 looked really good out there.


bob-ombshell

That's Paxten Aaronson. Very excited to see what he can do.


TASTY_TASTY_WAFFLES

*Holy shit he's 18*


new_number_one

I did a similar thing when the U played Red Bull. I was thinking “this back Tolkin is giving us a lot of trouble…” mfr is 19!


ashadowymoon

Yeah it’s nuts but is also gonna make it tough to keep him, already lost his brother


Brian_Stryker

The aaronsons gonna be the Wyatt family of soccer. Just beasts all around. Then there’s gonna be at least one Derek watt lol


bierdimpfe

gg Timbers!


sluggetdrible

Gg man


about831

I blame NASCAR for this


prozzi21

I wish I could upvote this twice


about831

No worries. I did.


______-_----_---___-

Literally a haircut away from a 1-goal loss to the best team in the East. The only person to be disappointed with is myself for using this as an excuse to sit on the couch for 2 hours.


sc4l4r

First win in Portland that I can remember


DarkwingMcQuack

GG Portland. Hopefully this is the start to another win streak.


OldCoaly

Feels good to be back on top


Mr_The_Stickman

No Tie!


PoutineMeInCoach

Well played, Union.


AntFace

GG Philly wish we had a better showing


1PMagain

Comical


TheLostEmi

This feels like a low point...I hope it's a low point. GG Philly.


AlmondDragon

Dallas tho


DELCO-PHILLY-BOY

We could play a full extra time and penalties and JC still wouldn’t use four more subs lol


kerph32

When was the controversial VAR call? Been watching in the background and missed it live Edit - found it, 69th minute (nice)


thewheel123

68' or so


AntFace

'60ish I think. Head flick to an offside player but the head flick itself was hard to see on any angle which was where the controversy was. If the ball didn't touch his head there was no offside.


Seahawkanon

~68th minute?


elitron

Well played from Philly. But my god we are ass at defending set pieces and just generally attacking. Nathan is not it


Inner-Conclusion

Yeah well, he's an emergency signing.


elitron

For sure, I think he's doing well for his pay grade. But he scored on his MLS debut and a lot of people were like "we have found the answer at striker!! ship Niezgoda back to Poland!!"


HWKII

He has shown an immense capacity to make cuts off the ball, better than Niezgoda does. I'm not a Nathan fanboy, and it's become more and more apparent that SKC is... Not good... but it has been refreshing to see someone playing as aggressively as he does for us. He's young, but that's part of why it's exciting - because Nathan is all potential and Niezgoda is a known quantity, who is known to struggle. I can't wait to see Mora back at full speed, but after an injury and this long recovery, I'm afraid for him too.


sluggetdrible

Ya honestly it’s more the team REALLY struggling with passing/movement cohesion from my pov. How many times I saw blanco with his arms up implying we need more movement.


Jolandia

I don’t think Nathan has been bad, he hasn’t gotten any service or anything to do realy


Huddy18

He was pretty invisible today. Not bad just underwhelming.


elitron

He doesn't get service because his only instinct is to run in behind the defense, usually while comfortably nestled right between two centerbacks. He is not good in the buildup, which is where Mora really thrived


Hailfire9

His asset is his work rate to run in behind and press CBs. If we're not able to get behind and the ball's nestled in the opponent's midfield, he doesn't look nearly as effective.


Inner-Conclusion

Not only we had such a poor performance, we're potentially adding two more to the injury list with Williamson and Zuparic? Great.


Jolandia

Play Tuiloma at striker. It’s not even a joke anymore


elitron

Unironically, I want that


about831

Let’s clone the guy and go full Tuiloma


AntFace

Begun the Clone Wars have


Turbulent-Hovercraft

*angry tweeting sounds*


Untiuu

Also super relevant, we're like a third into the season and Philadelphia is top of the east. Not a good game, but every season the Timbers just look terrible then some voodoo happens. Or it doesn't. Either way, not like a devastating defeat.


TheRealManRay

No disrespect but saying we're first in the east isn't a good excuse we're pretty awful


Untiuu

I mean it is what it is, but it's not like you're some fluke of a club after 13 games. The east will be tight this year but people (myself at points) are acting like this should've been an easy game when we're 10th


AlmondDragon

It's a bad, home loss.


Untiuu

Home games last year weren't pretty. I'm saying that if we're going to lose at home, might as well be to the top team in the east. If we lose 0-2 to Chicago yeah that's gutting


murty_the_bearded

Wow, has the Key Bank been that empty all game or did people go home early? I don't blame them at all if the left.


TheLostEmi

It was pretty full. They started going home earlier than the rest.


inspecter77

Andre Blake mad they woke him up from his nap


CosmoPDX

Zuparic straight to the locker. Fuck


OldCoaly

We are seriously blessed to have Blake. What a talent he is. We better put him in the ring of honor after he leaves us or retires


go_berds

He’s top 3 and he’s not 2 or 3


celebritylifestyle

Even if turner was in mls still he’s my numbah 1.


DELCO-PHILLY-BOY

Andre Blake is a Ring of Honor lock and he 1,000% deserves it.


DarkwingMcQuack

Him and JP both are locks.


LocksTheFox

I'd lump Ale in there as well. Not the flashiest player, but as a tone-setter he was HUGE in the turnaround of the club from the banter era into one of MLS's better teams.


DELCO-PHILLY-BOY

Absolutely.


TheRealManRay

say he's the best mo


CosmoPDX

Awful challenge in the air. JFC


fallingbehind

Up 2 in stoppage as well. What a dipshit.


eers2snow

Chapman really needed to use his cards there


sgrzy01

Honestly, did not expect to see such a poor Portland showing...


rzle

I mean, we lost to San Jose midweek. Don't let the SKC game fool you, this team has not been playing well.


fallingbehind

This is what I expected. We have not been good at all.


murty_the_bearded

We've been held together with duct tape and bubble game all season, the 7-2 win over SKC was more a reflection of how poor SKC is right now and not really indicative of anything about us at all.


Mr_The_Stickman

That's no good


Spirit_Flimsy

burke is an idiot


inspecter77

What position does Tuiloma actually play? I genuinely cannot tell


rzle

Center Back, but I know the New Zealand National time has played him at fullback and IIRC at CDM at various points in his national team career. He also played Goalie for a little bit during the charity match earlier this year.


1PMagain

Utility Infielder


Roco_Cro

His official position is competitor


AlmondDragon

CB


murty_the_bearded

Officially, center back, every once in a while they will play him in other roles like an outside back or defensive midfielder, but he is first and foremost a CB.


AntFace

CB lol


CreeperDude17

Why is Tuiloma our best attacker


murty_the_bearded

Just end the game, nothing good will come from the final minutes of this.


bigjoeco

Ref calls Martinez over to calm him down, and he starts getting more aggressive. Pro gamer move right there.


Rick_Shasta

We just aren't talented enough.


Sneaky_Ben

Last time y’all were tossing us around. Who’s gone aside from Valeri and Clark?


eers2snow

Bravo, Williamson for the whole match, Mora, Neizgoda....why asprilla didn't play today.


1PMagain

.. Ebobisse


Foggy46

That VAR robbed us all of a super interesting finish


OldCoaly

Trying to argue with Martinez is a bad move by Ayala. You will not win. Martinez may not win either, but will ensure that you lose.


Bormsie721

That's the most accurate description of Martinez that I've ever heard.


1PMagain

Andre Blake > Steve Blake


AntFace

Chill nephew Steve's a 3x Blazer 😉 and a Timbers fan


1PMagain

Yeah I love him actually


lowmess

blake anderson >


Untiuu

Just play Bill upfront for a game. If this is the product otherwise who cares


goatvaro_goatrata

Bro Tuiloma needs to play striker


Danish1928

Is Burke playing RWB


1PMagain

Is Bill actually better this year or has everyone else just dropped off?


HamburglerJones

He's this year's Asprilla. Potential being realized in a big leap forward in production.


about831

He scored three goals for his national team. He’s better.


1PMagain

Yeah just rhetorical question I guess


420tumbleweed69

im love blake


flyingpanda5693

Carranzza took so long getting off they needed to add 4 mins


RCTID1975

I mean, the 5mins of VAR, a goal, and subs, but whatever floats your boat


DELCO-PHILLY-BOY

Just parking it 30 yards out and challenging them to make a run and that’s exactly what they did.


lowmess

so funny to go 90% of the match before trying to break down a top 3 shot stopper in the league


Hailfire9

*Unironically* start Tuiloma at striker.


Ihave2thumbs

Blake my mannnn


murty_the_bearded

Happy Cake Day!


Wilbert_51

Tuiloma is just your standard do everything player


Sneaky_Ben

Except unlike Flach he can shoot


Wall_of_ice17

Blake what a good save


thanksbastards

BIG DICK BLAKE


celebritylifestyle

he earned it already, but imagine if he saves us in the playoffs. mega dick


Diligent-Donkey-8572

Almost Bill!


tmckee925

Blake is good


ConnectWithWood

Jim: Two minutes, right? Six?? Six minutes??? WTF?


rickyrickySOB

6 mins is ridiculous


RCTID1975

Agreed. Should probably be 8. With VAR, a goal, subs, a card for time wasting


rickyrickySOB

It could be +20, Timbers still aren’t getting past Blake. I just want to go to bed already


goatvaro_goatrata

ouch


grass_hut_shitter

4 for the var check. Extra two for the dumbass who got yellowed for walking off slow


Foggy46

Did you prematurely repress the memory of the Timbers scoring?


rickyrickySOB

I mean yeah that’s worth 3 mins IMO. Then one goal is worth 1 more. Max time should’ve been 5


fallingbehind

The one var check was almost 6 minutes on its own.


19elscorcho19

How


rickyrickySOB

1 goal and VAR. I thought 4 would be right, 5 max


_sohcahtoa_

I mean, what do you think second half stoppage usually is with 1 goal, several subs, and no VAR?


rickyrickySOB

3


Foggy46

Then if VAR is worth 3, like you said, 6 is right on the money lol. Especially when a yellow was shown for time wasting. Hardly ridiculous


_sohcahtoa_

You don't watch a lot of MLS, do you?


rickyrickySOB

Cope lol


WJMorris3

"Six minutes? Why?" Well, part of it is the VAR but point well taken, Jim.


fallingbehind

Maybe that ridiculously long var check that was clear and obvious.


_sohcahtoa_

Should be 7 or 8 based on the length of that VAR


OldCoaly

Good pressure by Burke. He has done well harassing in the short time he has been on the pitch.


cheeseburgerandrice

Feels very MLS that SKC will pick up 4 points in the table compared to Portland the week after getting plastered by them.


flyingpanda5693

I think that’s one aspect of the league that isn’t highlighted enough. The quality may not be as high as EPL or any of the other major European leagues, but the competition and the parity of the league make it just as exciting at times.


DarkwingMcQuack

Good defending.


Danish1928

6 mins


sgrzy01

Looked like Jim said 10


Inner-Conclusion

We gotta buy down Blanco and invest in a DP 10 in the summer window.


Dizconekt

Kinda sad that our most dangerous moment was created from our center back. This team is in a rough spot. It feels like we need like 5 new signings just to sort this shit out


AlmondDragon

Props to Bill, though.


Jiggs96

We keep playing arial ball, but don't have anyone tall enough on our offense to connect. We have dribblers, but no creativity to create opportunities. We are really feeling the loss of Valeri rn


AntFace

Twice


gecampbell

Which phrase occurs more frequently on Fox: 1. “Foul by Yimmi Chara” or 2. “LAFC, the best team in MLS” ?


finn_enviro89

… do you mean diego?


Thecrimsongiant

Not only is that the wrong Chara brother, you spelled the name wrong.


Sir-Benzington

“How do you do fellow MLSers”


petriebrews

Two. Easy.


Danish1928

Bedoya can barely move


go_berds

He’s too old to be playing 90 minute every game


TheRealManRay

it's past his bedtime


bierdimpfe

Pax looks like a natural 10


19elscorcho19

Unlike your mom


bierdimpfe

fair point, my mom is--generously speaking--at least an 18.


19elscorcho19

thank you for not taking true offense to my banter and letting me have some semblance of fun despite this terrible game. Ggs good luck in the east.


about831

The only things in soccer that spray are sprinklers and showers, Jake.


go_berds

I think once heard someone say “plays it out wide” and he misunderstood it, but he just repeats it anyway because whoever said it first knows more about soccer than him


RCTID1975

Happy to see Blanco playing the full match.


lowmess

that ball from chara floated in the air for 3, 4 minutes easy


Foggy46

I’m gonna guess we get a fuck you of like 4’ stoppage haha


PlebBot69

Lol 6 isn't much better


1PMagain

Lord kill the pain


rzle

It's no longer just a matter of injuries. Sure Mora and Bravo are important, but unlike the first part of the season this is mostly first choice Timbers players starting games. The stupid mental errors, the shit defending, the fact that it's been years and we still look absolutely lost when we are forced to actually posses the ball instead of just defend and counter. Something is wrong here. And perhaps the most frustrating thing is that 10/11 first choice players this year were also first choice last year. I'm not saying that the season is lost, lord knows MLS teams can go on a tear in the summer and still make the playoffs, but something is wrong. Hopefully the staff can figure out the problem(s) and fix it while there is still enough time left for one of those summer hot streaks.


darthvenom

Mora is very, very important to this team.


RCTID1975

You don't think missing our primary forward is a big deal? Plus Williamson going out early