The Portland Timbers go through a slump almost every season.
My hope is we have already witnessed the worst of it in 2010.
Saturday’s draw with AC St. Louis was disappointing (I think Kip Kesgard summed it up best with the headline: Timbers giveaway includes skate decks and two points), but the Timbers played much better than last Thursday.
Wednesday, the Timbers will have a chance to redeem themselves when the Montreal Impact visit. Let’s hope the boys regain their mojo, as it were. Montreal are a quality opponent.
Some would say the chant you see in the video below is the Best Timbers Army Change. Ever.
In player news, KATU recently did a nice feature on Ryan Pore’s efforts to get back to the MLS (video here). And former Timbers goalkeeper Josh Saunders is profiled the LA Galaxy blog, The View from Victoria Street.
In the silly promotion, but for a good cause, department: The Portland Timbers are teaming up with Tropical Smoothie (1902 West Burnside) to concoct the official Portland Timbers smoothie.
The winning smoothie recipe will be available at Tropical Smoothie NW locations with $1 of every Timbers’ smoothie purchase going to the Portland Beavers & Portland Timbers Community Fund (PBPTCF), which donates more than $100,000 annually to youth-focused nonprofits in the greater-Portland area.
Visit the Timbers Facebook page for more info.
And lastly, in supporter news, this past Saturday marked the one year anniversary of the passing of legendary Timbers fan Harmut Bless, better known as Timber Howie. Read Lucas Grzybowski’s heartfelt homage to Howie from last year.