The Portland Timbers got a huge, and impressive win in Baltimore over the weekend. Bright Dike scored a brace, off assists from Doug DeMartin, while George Josten sealed the deal in the 85th minute with his first goal in league play. Timbers won 3-1.
Despite the [arguably undeserved] penalty kick goal by Baltimore on Saturday, the Timbers have displayed an impressive defense lately. In fact, up until that PK the Timbers had held opponents scoreless for 497 minutes – a modern franchise record.
Next up, in the the regular season finale: Vancouver. A draw or win for the Timbers will send them into the playoffs on a 10 game unbeaten streak. That would be nice to see . . .
With the end of the season nigh, the playoff picture becomes clearer. Lots of things could possibly happen. What we do know is the Timbers are one of the top teams in the league, and have finished extraordinarily strongly, mostly on the road no less!
Dropping Timber is asking for your opinions on their Best Goals of 2010 selections. Pore’s diving, Sunshine goal, header and Alhassan’s beautiful 90th minute chip shop just two weeks ago at Puerto Rico are my faves . . . so far (watch video of both goals at Dropping Timber). We’ll see what Saturday’s match brings to the table.
Timbers Digital Media Director Brian Costello sat down recently with coach in waiting John Spencer to talk about the upcoming Timbers MLS season. Amongst other topics of discussion, Spencer reiterates that he’s going to focus on young up and comers, rather than older veterans, as the roster is assembled.
Meanwhile the PGE Park renovations continue apace.