Columns and Opinion Pieces
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The Timbers host Real Salt Lake in the MLS Western Conference Final and will be without Dairon Asprilla and possibly Sebastian Blanco. If Blanco isn’t ready, how do the Timbers go about replacing two of their top three scorers?
In the first-ever MLS Thanksgiving Day match, the Timbers stunned the #1 seed Colorado Rapids with a 90th-minute winner from Larrys Mabiala to advance to the Western Conference Finals. What was good and what was bad about the result?
On pleasant surprises and getting back to their roots (with more to prove).
On not being surprised anymore, coming home to roost, and how much more can it take.
Is the cavernous Providence Park the right place to hold T2 games, or should more be held at Merlo Field?
The season so far, why it hurts so bad, and where it can possibly go from here.
A return to the tried-and-true approach unlocks the attack and three points for Portland
Timbers’ game philosophy has diverged from achieving positive results
With four games left, the Timbers’ new depth is still searching for their own success, independent from Portland’s veterans
A look at what controlling a game means, Blanco’s importance to the Timbers’ attack, and more, from the Rapids game
The 21 year old striker meets his moment with a solid showing against Colorado