Once again a week as gone by and we are just over 24 hours to another kick off. This week Portland will battle a mile above sea level against the
, a team that, just like our last opponent, is reeling and looking for an end to a disappointing run of results. However, winning on the road against such a team is easier said then done, especially for the Timbers.
I am going to go from front to back in this review, so let's start with the forwards.
Colorado rode a strong defense to the MLS cup two years ago but have not been able to reach the same form. Portland's forwards need to open up space, just like they did in the last two games, for
to operate. If they can find the space the did in the Seattle game the forwards will put a lot of pressure on Colorado's defense because they will have to continually react and change positions. When a defense is changing positions this creates confusion -- and confusion is what allows
to get open.
Last week's game really ...