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The Knee Jerk: RSL vs Portland Timbers

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Smoke me a kipper, I’ll be back for breakfast

MLS: Portland Timbers at Real Salt Lake Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

We’re back in the win column! It was not what I expected going up against a good Portland Timbers team, but with the wild swings we have, it wasn’t too surprising either. Is this the beginning of a winning streak and a run to MLS Cup 2020*?

It’s games like tonight that remind me how much I love this league. Any team can win on any given night. It makes it fun to watch because you can never give up on a season.

Except we’ve got a massive mountain to climb, and it’s a long way to the top. As of right now while I’m writing this, Vancouver are up two goals on LAFC. This is going to keep us down below the playoff line, but so much can still happen.

And I’m sorry, but if Colorado and to a lesser extent Minnesota can’t play all of their matches, they should be defaulted out of playoffs. I say this because I’m an RSL supporter and that works in our favor; of course, 100+ person house parties could wind up spreading Covid through RSL. Thus the asterisk year continues.

Please be courteous and wear your masks, and maybe don’t have 100+ people at your house doing target practice.

Overreactions

That Martínez goal tonight was much nicer than his goal last week.

That was another fun game of Which Chará was that?

The Real & Royals organization players need to stop using their faces as hands.