The Portland Timbers have come a long way in such a short time that it is hard to remember being excited for a 1-1 draw. This game felt more like a loss and the players and fans showed it after the game. Portland's defense has been one of the toughest defenses in the league to break down during the run of play but they have a tendency to give up goals on set pieces. Credit goes to the Vancouver Whitecaps for not folding and continuing to work for the equalizer.
Enough with the poring of salt into the fresh wound, let's vote! It really doesn't matter how you determine your rating as long as it makes sense to you. However, if you need some help I would say that giving someone a 5 for an average performance and then rating them higher or lower based on that benchmark might be a good starting point.
Look for the results either Wednesday or early Thursday Morning along with the editors blurbs on what they saw from each player. Also, what do you think of the picture? Rate it in the comments.