Monday, March 4, 2013

Diego Valeri is a bad, bad man

The Timbers and Red Bulls put on a show last night. ESPN's game of the week was, ostensibly, MLS' game of the weekend, as Portland clawed back from a 3-1 hole in front of a heaving sell-out crowd at Jeld-Wen. Portland equalized in the final 10 minutes and took a point from what seemed like a surefire loss. The battle of the rook coaches (Petke's cardigan vs. Porter's sweater vest) ended a stalemate.

BUT. Argentine Diego Valeri's goal, Portland's first, was maybe the best moment of the game. He not only juggled his way through space and finished slyly, he transmogrified Jamison Olave from a person into a traffic cone. IMPRESSIVE.

- Will Parchman


Phil McCracken said...

It was a great goal, but not even the best of the weekend in MLS. Arnaud's was better in my opinion.

Jay said...

Arnaud's was absolutely gorgeous. I can't be the only one who thinks that Montreal outclassed Seattle in that match.

Will Parchman said...

Crazy thing about that game: Seattle and Montreal are 1-2 in possessions per game metric thru the first MLS weekend (both had 150+ that game). That game was played a ridiculously high and technical pace, bizarre for a season opener.

dikranovich said...

bring back jesse marsh!!!