The Portland Timbers traveled to Kansas City to take on Sporting KC tonight and, well, they won! I know we're not used to hearing that, being Portland fans and all, but the Timbers actually managed to win their first road game within the first half of the season. More so than that, they won over Sporting Kansas City, the first place team in the Eastern Conference and a team that had been successfully building towards an MLS Cup since 2011. That's progress right there.
The goals came by Ryan Johnson, Darlington Nagbe and Rodney Wallace. An eclectic mix of goals from three very talented forwards that Caleb Porter has molded since joining the team this year.
The real news, however, comes by way of the defense. While the Timbers gave up two goals, including a significant gaffe for the first goal by Chance Myers, they persisted in being solid throughout the second half. Mikael Silvestre and Donovan Ricketts in particular had a great night.
Ryan Gates' full recap will be up tomorrow. In the mean time use this as your post game thread.
What did you think of the Timbers' first ever road victory?