Fanshots

Year-to-year change in team salary vs points, 2013-2014

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Ouch. But it's even worse for Houston, San Jose, and Montreal.

MLS 2014 points vs team salaries

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I guess splashing the $ didn't get more points for Toronto.

Timbers 2014 Goals

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Below is a plot of the Timbers 2014 goals and goals of their opponents by minute. Included also is the difference by minute, and total. Two big takeaways- The timbers score early, and late. A 1/4 of their goals come in the first 15 minutes. Half their goals come after minute 65. That leaves a huge gap of 40 minutes (almost half the game) where they only score 1/4 of their goals. What does this all mean? I'll leave that to smarter persons than I. Why did I bother to plot this? I was curious if the narrative that Timbers always have to come from behind rang true. It sort of does, but we can score right out of the gate too!

ImageShot

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WJ on yelling at teammates.

Dumbest question of the day

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Ever wondered what happened? Nah. Good riddance to bad fish. Thanks MLS.com. I've lost my appetite.

Eureka! The real 2014 allocation order

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Unearthed from the dingy dumpster behind the Don's favorite sandwich shop, the real allocation order for this season.

Bass-Style

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Revisiting a Bass-style with StF as the theme

MLS game day ball!

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Adidas released their Brazil 2014 WC ball. MLS has now released a pic of the 2014 ball. No surprise Adidas uses their MLS partnership to push the ball in MLS. This might give the USMNT MLSers a minor advantage having played with the ball for several months.

Recommendations

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Greetings Portland Fans: I am fortunate enough to travel up from SLC and attend upcoming second leg at Jeld-Wen. This will be my first time in Portland. Any recommendations on some of your favorite places to eat? I have looked up some places online, but I would prefer a place you members of the community would recommend. I will be staying near pioneer square, about a half mile from the grounds.