Since we last talked, the Timbers visited Kitsap County, Washington. I happened to be just across some body of water (I can’t keep them straight) from the island, but didn’t make it to the match. The ferry would not have been near as epic as the bus trip anyway.
At The Woodwork, before the match, Bob Kellet explained We Go to Exotic Lands to Conquer, though that wasn’t what ultimately happened (Timbers lost 3-2). But if you haven’t already read the article by Bob, you should. Besides extolling the mysticism of Kitsap, he also analyses the Timbers forwards situation this year; Keita, Josten, DeMartin, and as yet unsigned talents, Obatola and Dike. Ponders Oregon’s soccer talent export economy, and shares some old man history – including a link to and story from the Tails From the Shed archive!
At the Portland Timbers USL USSF II Blog on The Offside, Mao takes a look at the recent Purdy signing, the unfortunate result in Bremerton, and points us to Dropping Timber‘s Fantasy Football Contest.
The contest rules are simple: pick a team made up of three Timbers, as well as make some predictions about the season. Your players, and guessing correctly, will score you fantasy points. Sign up here. The winner will receive bragging rights (of course), and also a to be determined prize (most likely of the custom jersey variety).