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Portland Timbers Man of the Match: Nat Borchers' Beard

The Portland Timbers' second and third groups played to a 0-0 draw against the San Jose Earthquakes. There was no stream, only tweets. As such, we really have no choice but award our Man of the Match by going back through the Timbers' Twitter timeline.

Looking back, there is one clear winner: the Timbers' new centerback, Nat Borchers.

Ok, so maybe we went back a little past the start of the match to yesterday, but, really, Borchers' "Twitter Takeover" was much more interesting than the scant bits and piece we got from this morning's match.

Borchers starts off strong with some excellent hashtag use.

He then gives us another look at Caleb Porter from a player's perspective.

Then it finally gets to the stuff everyone really wants to know about: the beard-related questions.

And beard-growing advice.

And the potential demise of the beard, although there is some push back from an important source.

Next is the thing that we Portlanders like talking about even more than beards: how great Portland is.

No twitter takeover would be complete without a shout-out to Borchers' old team.

The whole thing wraps up with the question that every Timbers player has been asked.