Dealing without Darlington

There's no question the pain of losing Darlington Nagbe, for us supporters, is nowhere near the physical pain Nagbe experienced as a result of that brutal tackle by Nigel de Jong! I get it and the discipline handed out by MLS will come nowhere near what it should be - however long Darlington is out... Continue Reading →


Portland Timbers – Is it too early to worry?

Some pundits have offered that it's probably to early to worry; I completely disagree. At no point in the last four years of tracking possession with purpose have the Timbers been so low on this Index:   Some may scoff at the reference to my Index, so early in the season, but in my most... Continue Reading →

MLS Power Rankings through Week 4/5 – Rapid(s) Advance

Beginning this year not many expected the Colorado Rapids to be a team to beat; I think that viewpoint needs to change; at least for now. In offering that, there's another view here as well; it's simply too early and there are too many unknowns to put any stock in any team performance statistics. That's a... Continue Reading →

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