Two Days, Two Home Matches
The Timbers will face the Miami Blues this Saturday at 7pm and then they will face Mexican side Atlas on Sunday at 5pm. Two mornings of World Cup matches followed by two passionate nights of our beloved Timbers. Life is good.
Timbers v Miami
Saturday, 7pm PGE Park
The Timbers have played 15 games of their 30 games season and their 5-5-5 record is not what most of us expected at this point of the season. Play has been sloppy at times and consistency has been a constant issue. Ryan Pore started the season playing out of his mind, but at some point his play dropped off, and the Timbers have struggled to score. Dike has stepped in as the go to goal scorer, what he lacks in finesse, he avenges with putting balls in the back of the net.
Miami FC is king of the draw with a 2-4-8 record. Their first win was against NSC Minnesota and their second win was back on June 12th against us. This is our chance for revenge and to start the final half of the season on the right foot.
The Miami attack is headed up by Argentinian veteran Christian Gómez and the young Brazilian Paulo Araujo Jr. Gomez had 48 goals in five years of play for both DC United and the Rapids. Paulo a 21 year old Brazilian is playing his second season with Miami FC and has tallied 6 goals and 2 assists in 13 games.
Timbers v Club Atlas
Sunday, 5pm PGE park
The friendly match against Club Atlas should be an exciting opportunity to see some Timbers play who don’t get much playing time in the regular season. Atlas is from Mexico’s second largest city Guadalajara, Mexico and the fans refer to themselves as La Fiel (the faithful). We should see a lot of their red and black kits in the stands on Sunday, if past friendlies with Mexican clubs are any sign.
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