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Friday, May 14, 2004

Timbers v Mustangs Report

Match report here.

Next up Seattle on Saturday in Seattle as the Timbers try again to get a US Open Cup spot and keep their 2-out-of-2 A-League record intact.

[Live broadcast on KZNY AM-1010, KRMZ AM-1150 (Spanish) and on the web at OregonLive.com]

A couple of thoughts about yesterday:

Byron Alvarez is a star. Lost count of the number of low-center-of-gravity turns the Timbers forward made last night turning the Calgary defenders this-way-and-that. The race for the A-League's top scorer this year is going to be interesting!

The Timbers play this year is a lot more enjoyable to watch...made possible by more choices in midfield thanks to Alex Bengard and Shaun Saunders.

The whole team is hungry, personified by Hugo Alcaraz who looks lean and mean this year.

Anyone who lives in Portland, likes soccer, but won't watch the Timbers (but would if the Timbers were an MLS team...and there are many out there) should catch a game. The Timbers have players of MLS quality...Bengard and Alvarez at the head, but also the aforementioned Alcaraz and keeper Josh Saunders. Add quality young players into the mix (Even seasoned pro Benedetti who had a great game last night) and the Timbers are a team worth watching (and you can't always have said that about them in the last 3 years)

posted by the timberlog at 11:53 AM



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