Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 11/1/12
In the midst of the fervor and hoopla surrounding the state of Oregon's two undefeated college football teams last Saturday, in the midst of the countdown to the start of a conservatively promising Portland Trail Blazers season, during the climax of the World Series, and hidden behind the looming disaster of a ferocious hurricane and upcoming elections, the Portland Timbers played the San Jose Earthquakes last Saturday afternoon. No one cared much - the Timbers played themselves out of the sporting picture in their own city this year, and if the empty seats in the west stand of a Jeld-Wen Field covered in gloom and drear were any indicator, seeing off Mr. Gavin Wilkinson and his beleaguered soccer team wasn't a high priority. The game finished 1-1; Chris Wondoloski scored a penalty that made him the joint top single-season scorer in MLS history. Really, however, the Timbers won Saturday afternoon. They ran out the clock on their miserable 2012 season. Not to be heard from again u...
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