ESPN FC have put up their annual anonymous Major League Soccer Player Poll and the Portland Timbers are showing up all over the place. With 123 unnamed players polled, ESPN FC covered questions like the league's most underrated players, the fairness of the MLS wage, and just what the players would like to change if they were in charge of MLS.
Most of the results here will not be too surprising to fans of the Timbers, starting with the player's picks for the most underrated players in the league.
Timbers' and USMNT midfielder Darlington Nagbe was named as the most underrated player in the league alongside New York Red Bulls midfielder Dax McCarthy. Defensive midfielder Diego Chara was not far behind, tied with FC Dallas's Fabian Castillo for the second place spot.
At the other end of the spectrum, the Timbers managed to avoid the most overrated list, which was headlined by NYCFC midfielders Mix Diskerud, Frank Lampard, and Andrea Pirlo -- as well at Toronto FC forward Jozy Altidore.
The atmosphere at Providence Park also received plaudits from the players polled. Providence received 42% of the vote for the league's best/most intimidating record, beating out Sporting Kansas City's 28% and the Sounders' 21%. Of course, one player pointed out, "Intimidating to me is playing at FC Dallas at two in the afternoon in mid-July."
Caleb Porter also received a mention in the poll, coming in sixth in the list of coaches that the players polled would most like to play for.
Check out the full poll from ESPN FC to see the rest of the players' answers.