It's been depressing few weeks for Portland Timbers fans, no doubt about it. The recent loss to the LA Galaxy was just the latest of a series of ordeals that have been bringing us all down for quite a while now. But the good thing about soccer is that there are multiple ways to bring about a revival of performance and spirits. While a bottom dwelling team in the NFL, or one of the other big American sports might miss out on the play-offs weeks before they begin and suffer a depression because of it, MLS allows for more than that. Case and point: the Cascadia Cup.
Here's the reality of the situation. Right now, the Timbers are not a championship team. They're already out of winning the U.S. Open Cup and are a very long shot to claim the Supporters Shield. They can still win MLS Cup, as we've seen past under-performing clubs do it before, but you should probably ease up on the hope a bit there. That just leaves one realistic expectation: the Cascadia Cup.
1, 1, 2
There have currently been two total games with regards to the Cascadia Cup: Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Seattle Sounders and the Portland Timbers vs. Vancouver Whitecaps. Both of those games were draws leaving the current point standings as such:
- Portland Timbers: 1
- Seattle Sounders: 1
- Vancouver Whitecaps: 2