Portland Timbers coverage roundup

TimbersThe MLS to Portland plans have dominated local media writing and bloggage about the Timbers this year, and much of that coverage has been negative. But now that the stadium renovation and funding plan is mostly settled, much of the anti-soccer and generic anti-government whingeing on the topic by various local critics is diminishing, and that which continues is largely irrelevant.

Meanwhile on the field the Timbers have been putting together a season for the ages. The defeat of the Whitecaps last Thursday earned the Timbers their first Cascadia Cup ever, and the team climbed into a first place tie with Carolina by beating the Battery. The Timbers have set and continue to extend the USL division 1 undefeated streak record (now at 20), and the Timbers are on pace this season to average around 10000 fans per game.

And there have been a few bright spots in Timbers coverage this year that bear mentioning.

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