After a long hiatus, we’re back with a look at Portland’s 4-2 defeat at Real Salt Lake in the semifinal first leg. Futty Danso, Robbie Findley, set piece defending and how Caleb Porter might react are all points of discussion on this hour-long show.
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While Michael is off gallivanting around Oceania, Kelly previews the Western Conference matchup against Real Salt Lake with RSL Soapbox’s Matt Montgomery.
Despite technical difficulties, we break down the Timbers’ 2-1 win in Seattle against the Sounders. Ryan Johnson’s inclusion, Jack Jewsbury’s role, Darlington Nagbe’s substitution and Caleb Porter’s preferences are our main topics of conversation.
Jeremiah Oshan (Nos Audietis, Sounder At Heart) joins us to discuss the Seattle Sounders and their injury and line-up situation. From the Portland side we debate who will start at forward and Caleb Porter’s big contract extension.
We’re joined by Alicia Rodriguez of The Goat Parade to discuss the Timbers’ regular season finale against Chivas USA. We consider the merits of Kalif Alhassan versus Rodney Wallace and Diego Valeri’s health, as well.
Our Tuesday show chats about Jose Valencia, Ryan Johnson, Kalif Alhassan and Nick Rimando as we break down the Timbers’ 0-0 draw with Real Salt Lake. We also discuss playoff implications both in terms of possible opponents and regarding Portland’s relative lack of scoring of late.
Michael calls in from Panama City as he and Kelly break down the Portland-Seattle match. Jose Valencia’s outing, the lack of Diego Valeri, and Supporters Shield possibilities are all discussed.
Ahead of the big Portland-Seattle game, we discuss injuries to Diego Valeri and Darlington Nagbe and how they could affect Caleb Porter’s line-up decisions.
We discuss the Timbers’ 2-2 draw at Vancouver through the play of Jack Jewsbury, Donovan Ricketts, Darlington Nagbe and Diego Valeri. We wonder whether this was a good point or a disappointing dropping of two as well as look ahead to the coming international and injury absences.
Friday’s show previews Portland’s game at Vancouver with a discussion of the Camilo/Kenny Miller combo, whether or not Caleb Porter will change line-ups and the importance of set pieces in this series.