Timbers Gear Up for an Ugly Derby Matchup With Seattle
This has been the game I have been looking for since the start of the MLS season: the Cascadia Derby between the Portland Timbers and the Seattle Sounders. These two teams have a long history of hating one another; I am hoping that things do not get out of hand and things boil over. However, so much is on the line between these two teams come Sunday. Payback is going to be on the line knowing that both teams are looking for some payback after their awful defeats last weekend. As a Timbers fan there is more on the line that people may not realize.
Pride is always on the line when it comes to these derbies. This game will be played at home and the fans will be going wild. If we win this game we would have some bragging rights going on in the rivalry. Also we would be ahead of Seattle and Vancouver when it comes to the Cascadia Cup. Also it would give us a much needed boost in confidence for our team that we so desperately need as we approach the halfway mark of the MLS season. So those things are on the line when it comes to the team itself.
What is good about the rivalry is that I will guarantee there will be some crazy tifo displays broadcasting live on ESPN. I cannot wait to see what the Timbers Army will come up with in this years tifo display. Last year’s was amazing and was one of the best displays in MLS.
I do not know how they will outdo what they did last year when Seattle came into town that July Summer day. However, this is the Timbers Army and I think they will definately have something up their sleeves which is what is so great about them.
In the lead up to the derby we have obviously been some talking smack. There have been displays already where Seattle’s Space Needle was cut in half and a scarf that had “F*** off Rose City.” Now these aren’t bad but the thing that is great about this rivalry is that we wouldn’t go too far in the sense of seriously offending anybody. The one thing about these two groups is that (and the only commonality) is that we are very very passionate about our respective clubs and would do anything to support them.