Monday, July 17, 2006

Long Hard Road for Timbers

What happened? That seems to have been my question of the month in regards to the World Cup, and now I can apply it to the Portland Timbers as well. And they've been playing pretty well as of late, especially if you factor in the injuries that have hit the squad and the fact that this road trip had the Timbers playing three matches in four days. Nevertheless, the road trip down south wasn't easy and our lads were knocked out of the U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday by the Charleston Battery, lost a regular season game against the same team on Friday (3-2), and had the tar beaten out of them on Sunday against Atlanta (4-0). Tough going indeed. If there's some good that came out of this hard lesson, it's that midfielder Luke Kreamalmeyer was named to the USL Team of the Week! Good job, man.

The Timbers play again this Friday at PGE Park against that team from up north. You know, from that place with the giant syringe sticking skyward. So come out and support our lads! And the game will also be broadcast live on FOX Soccer Channel.

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