Originally written on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 8/28/13
Okay Portland Timbers fans, sure this past Sunday was not the ideal outcome, and I am sure that on the outside you are still as confident as ever. But let’s be honest, deep down even a little, are you a little worried? You would have every reason to be worried; the Timbers have had a mediocre August and still have to play Salt Lake on the road Friday and the Seattle Sounders are now right on your tail with newly added Clint Dempsey. But can we be honest again? Dempsey will not help that much and the Timbers will in the end be absolutely fine. Except when it comes to the Cascadia Cup, that one may be completely out of reach at this point. Dempsey is a great player, probably the best current American player there is. But he has not shown us a thing since arriving back to the States. Sunday night he was all over the place, holding on to the ball way too long on runs, blasting over the goal several times, and becoming visibly frustrated after each failed attempt at a goal. If ...
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