It was a week of ups and downs for the Portland Timbers. Last Wednesday was great, with Portland earning a victory over LAFC thanks to a beautiful header from Felipe Mora. The Chilean striker did it again just a few days later, but the Timbers gave up a late goal of their own and fell to Minnesota United.
After a week of highs and lows, where do the Timbers stand in the power rankings? Let’s take a look.
MLSsoccer.com dropped the Timbers just one spot down to 15th. J. Sam Jones noted what a strange year it has been for Portland.
Felipe Mora scored two outstanding headed goals this week. One gave the Timbers a stoppage-time win over LAFC. The other gave the Timbers an early lead against Minnesota that didn’t hold. Over the last nine games, they’ve earned four wins, four losses and a draw. A weird up-and-down year in Portland continues.
ESPN’s Jeff Carlisle and Kyle Bonagura kept the Timbers at 15th, not writing much more than that Portland experienced the best of both worlds last week.
The Timbers experienced a pair of extremes last week, getting a stoppage-time goal from Felipe Mora to beat LAFC, 2-1, only to lose to Minnesota, 2-1, on a pair of late goals.
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