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Preferred Lineup vs Goats LA




I believe that it is time to make some changes. Let's face it, the Argentine experiment is over. 4 goals scored without Gaston and 4 goals given up with Paparatto, a coincidence, I think not. Paparatto has played well other than his fatal mistakes, which have been punished each and every time. Kyle Martino mentioned in the broadcast how almost every defensive mistake in this league is punished as a result of the league's growth. Maybe Paparatto expected it to be easier than Argentina. Who knows?

What I saw in the offense was excellent. Nagbe was brilliant even though he may have been carrying a knock. Valeri was terrific as well. (I attribute that to the fact that Fernandez over-complicates the offense. It takes some of the ability away from Valeri) Urruti's goal was estupendo, and he showed more confidence and swagger than I've ever seen from him. Even Kalif looked great. It looks like he put on 10 pounds, which seemed to have really helped.

And Chara. I still have no words.

However, WJ is bothering me. I think the fact that he was subbed off solidifies his struggles. His confidence has clearly been an all-time low. This leads me to wonder if the Timbers can ever go to a single CDM formation. RSL can do it with Beckerman, Chicago can do it with Larentowicz, Vancouver with Reo-Coker, and TFC with Bradley. Can Chara be are guy? Can we sacrifise WJ in order to get a big money CB? (I doubt it since he just got a contract extension) Maybe it is time to sit him for a game, just to get that fire back in him.

Chivas is a better team this year, and that's and understatement. New acquisitions like Leandro Barrera, Mauro Rosales, and an in-form Erick Torres make this team a handful. Here's what I'd like to see against them:

4-3-3 Attack:

-----------------Urruti------------------

Nagbe---------------------Alhassan

-----------------Valeri------------------

-------Chara--------------Zemanski

Harrington-------------------Powell

---------------Futty--- Kah--------------

------------------Ricketts---------------

Zakuani in for Alhassan, Piquionne for Urruti, Nanchoff/Gaston for Nagbe/Valeri

Bench: Jewsbury, Zakuani, Piquionne, Nanchoff, Villafana, Fernandez, Weber

Note: Give Villafana a chance! Especially against his former team.

Alright guys, I don't believe I have to say this but, just in case, please do not submit anything racist, homophobic, sexist or otherwise not appropriate for even the younger Timbers fans.

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