By - MatchThreadder
i cant't find this match on MLS YouTube. Why?
After that and the LAFC game i need a nap.
Why are the highlights for this match still not up on MLS YouTube??
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!
It was FS1/2
Gg Philly, respect!
Okay Timbros and Timbras, that’s behind us. Let’s take our talents to South Beach and get 3 points
Yeah, but without Diego Chara.
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.
Why was timber joey wearing a shirt with a giant tik tok logo tho
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)
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?
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.
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.
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.
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)
10-4. Didn't know he was an employee but that makes more sense now.
It's our sleeve sponsor
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.
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?
They showed 1 replay. Grazed JCVRs hair
Everyone else is saying it was offsides lol
Yeah because they ruled Van Rankin flicked it on
its a clear offside tho, not sure why fan is booing, i get its your home team but rules are rules
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.
Fans at the stadium didn't get to see replay. No shit rules are rules.
They didn't show us the replay thats why I was asking
Moreno offside. Apparently the ball hit VR which made it into a new pass thus bringing him offside? Or something
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.
Apparently =/= allegedly 😂
This game was worse than the subway commercial
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.
Gg Portland, good luck in the rest of the season
Yall played circles around us, hands down. #30 looked really good out there.
That's Paxten Aaronson. Very excited to see what he can do.
*Holy shit he's 18*
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!
Yeah it’s nuts but is also gonna make it tough to keep him, already lost his brother
The aaronsons gonna be the Wyatt family of soccer. Just beasts all around. Then there’s gonna be at least one Derek watt lol
I blame NASCAR for this
I wish I could upvote this twice
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.
First win in Portland that I can remember
GG Portland. Hopefully this is the start to another win streak.
Feels good to be back on top
Well played, Union.
GG Philly wish we had a better showing
This feels like a low point...I hope it's a low point.
We could play a full extra time and penalties and JC still wouldn’t use four more subs lol
When was the controversial VAR call? Been watching in the background and missed it live
Edit - found it, 69th minute (nice)
68' or so
'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.
Well played from Philly. But my god we are ass at defending set pieces and just generally attacking. Nathan is not it
Yeah well, he's an emergency signing.
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!!"
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.
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.
I don’t think Nathan has been bad, he hasn’t gotten any service or anything to do realy
He was pretty invisible today. Not bad just underwhelming.
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
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.
Not only we had such a poor performance, we're potentially adding two more to the injury list with Williamson and Zuparic? Great.
Play Tuiloma at striker. It’s not even a joke anymore
Unironically, I want that
Let’s clone the guy and go full Tuiloma
Begun the Clone Wars have
*angry tweeting sounds*
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.
No disrespect but saying we're first in the east isn't a good excuse we're pretty awful
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
It's a bad, home loss.
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
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.
It was pretty full. They started going home earlier than the rest.
Andre Blake mad they woke him up from his nap
Zuparic straight to the locker. Fuck
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
He’s top 3 and he’s not 2 or 3
Even if turner was in mls still he’s my numbah 1.
Andre Blake is a Ring of Honor lock and he 1,000% deserves it.
Him and JP both are locks.
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.
say he's the best mo
Awful challenge in the air. JFC
Up 2 in stoppage as well. What a dipshit.
Chapman really needed to use his cards there
Honestly, did not expect to see such a poor Portland showing...
I mean, we lost to San Jose midweek.
Don't let the SKC game fool you, this team has not been playing well.
This is what I expected. We have not been good at all.
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.
That's no good
burke is an idiot
What position does Tuiloma actually play? I genuinely cannot tell
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.
His official position is competitor
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.
Why is Tuiloma our best attacker
Just end the game, nothing good will come from the final minutes of this.
Ref calls Martinez over to calm him down, and he starts getting more aggressive. Pro gamer move right there.
We just aren't talented enough.
Last time y’all were tossing us around. Who’s gone aside from Valeri and Clark?
Bravo, Williamson for the whole match, Mora, Neizgoda....why asprilla didn't play today.
That VAR robbed us all of a super interesting finish
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.
That's the most accurate description of Martinez that I've ever heard.
Andre Blake > Steve Blake
Chill nephew Steve's a 3x Blazer 😉 and a Timbers fan
Yeah I love him actually
blake anderson >
Just play Bill upfront for a game. If this is the product otherwise who cares
Bro Tuiloma needs to play striker
Is Burke playing RWB
Is Bill actually better this year or has everyone else just dropped off?
He's this year's Asprilla. Potential being realized in a big leap forward in production.
He scored three goals for his national team. He’s better.
Yeah just rhetorical question I guess
im love blake
Carranzza took so long getting off they needed to add 4 mins
I mean, the 5mins of VAR, a goal, and subs, but whatever floats your boat
Just parking it 30 yards out and challenging them to make a run and that’s exactly what they did.
so funny to go 90% of the match before trying to break down a top 3 shot stopper in the league
*Unironically* start Tuiloma at striker.
Blake my mannnn
Happy Cake Day!
Tuiloma is just your standard do everything player
Except unlike Flach he can shoot
Blake what a good save
BIG DICK BLAKE
he earned it already, but imagine if he saves us in the playoffs. mega dick
Blake is good
Jim: Two minutes, right? Six?? Six minutes??? WTF?
6 mins is ridiculous
Agreed. Should probably be 8. With VAR, a goal, subs, a card for time wasting
It could be +20, Timbers still aren’t getting past Blake. I just want to go to bed already
4 for the var check. Extra two for the dumbass who got yellowed for walking off slow
Did you prematurely repress the memory of the Timbers scoring?
I mean yeah that’s worth 3 mins IMO. Then one goal is worth 1 more. Max time should’ve been 5
The one var check was almost 6 minutes on its own.
1 goal and VAR. I thought 4 would be right, 5 max
I mean, what do you think second half stoppage usually is with 1 goal, several subs, and no VAR?
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
You don't watch a lot of MLS, do you?
"Six minutes? Why?"
Well, part of it is the VAR but point well taken, Jim.
Maybe that ridiculously long var check that was clear and obvious.
Should be 7 or 8 based on the length of that VAR
Good pressure by Burke. He has done well harassing in the short time he has been on the pitch.
Feels very MLS that SKC will pick up 4 points in the table compared to Portland the week after getting plastered by them.
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.
Looked like Jim said 10
We gotta buy down Blanco and invest in a DP 10 in the summer window.
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
Props to Bill, though.
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
Which phrase occurs more frequently on Fox:
1. “Foul by Yimmi Chara” or
2. “LAFC, the best team in MLS”
… do you mean diego?
Not only is that the wrong Chara brother, you spelled the name wrong.
“How do you do fellow MLSers”
Bedoya can barely move
He’s too old to be playing 90 minute every game
it's past his bedtime
Pax looks like a natural 10
Unlike your mom
fair point, my mom is--generously speaking--at least an 18.
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.
The only things in soccer that spray are sprinklers and showers, Jake.
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
Happy to see Blanco playing the full match.
that ball from chara floated in the air for 3, 4 minutes easy
I’m gonna guess we get a fuck you of like 4’ stoppage haha
Lol 6 isn't much better
Lord kill the pain
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.
Mora is very, very important to this team.
You don't think missing our primary forward is a big deal?
Plus Williamson going out early