Thursday, July 13, 2006

Timbers Out of Cup

Half way across the globe, far away from that nameless little sporting event that just flickered out, is the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. It's the country's oldest and most prestigious soccer tournament, involving clubs from every level--amateur and professional--and is the closest thing the U.S. has to the type of grandiose and epic European tournaments like the Champions League, UEFA Cup, or England's FA Cup.

Well, the Portland Timbers played the Charleston Battery last night, in Charleston, and lost 3-1. Portland's Luke Kreamalmeyer, who has been having a fine season so far, scored early in the game off of a Mamba Chisoni assist. But Charleston came back and subsequently booted us out of the tournament. Too bad, since the Timbers usually perform well in the Cup. But as it was stated over at the Timbers Weblog, it's not such a terrible thing for the team right now, especially taking into account all of the injuries that they're dealing with.

Oh well.

The Timbers play Charleston again on Friday (as part of the regular season) and then Atlanta on Saturday. Next home game is a week from tomorrow, Friday July 21st, when they play Seattle.

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