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Tuesday, July 05, 2005

10-Man Timbers Hold on to 1-1 Draw

A goal in the 7th minute from Byron Alvarez, a Timbers team looking buoyed up by their performance against Montreal and an always competitive Vancouver side looked like being the ingredients for a classic game on Saturday night at PGE Park.

A red card for the Timbers' Tom Poltl on 23' for what, on the night looked like an innocuous challenge (and for those who have watched the game replayed on TV looks less and less like a red card offence) almost killed the game as a contest.

Back on their heels, Portland conceded a goal on 37' after Jason Jordan put away Nash's cross, but held on till half time.

Credit to the Timbers since after some reorganization (Wilkinson on for Alvarez freeing up Miranda to move back into MF) they more than just held on in the second half and came away with a 1 - 1 draw.

A game that led me to this conversation with my guru.

timberlog: Master what should I do? Should I use my (very, very limited) powers for this?

master: If the tools are there do with them what you must...

timberlog: Oh, you mean the directories full of photos? But don't you think it's not right to have a go at someone who is only just doing their job. I mean it might have just been an off day?

master: Even the master craftsman can create an abomination occasionally...

timberlog: Is this about the Sounders again master??

master: If a flower grows on Mt. Fuji is it better to leave it there for others to admire, or better to pick it to place in a vase formed by a master potter???

timberlog: do what...?

master: if the tools are there cannot one....

timberlog: Yes you told me about the tools already. Anyway, I'm losing you master...I think you may be going through a tunnel....later master!

There is, of course, only one explanation!

posted by the timberlog at 11:16 AM



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