Firing Giovanni Savarese A Needed Move For The Portland Timbers, But Will It Help?

CARSON, CA – OCTOBER 07: Giovanni Savarese manager of the Portland Timbers during a game between Portland Timbers and Los Angeles Galaxy at Dignity Heath Sports Park on October 07, 2020 in Carson, California.

In parting ways with coach Giovanni Savarese Monday evening, the Portland Timbers made a move that might have simultaneously been too late and too early. 

Since coming to Portland in 2017, Savarese has been a demonstrative figure on the Timbers sidelines, celebrating enthusiastically with every success but also struggling for answers with every failure.

He led the Timbers to a pair of unexpected MLS Cup appearances, an MLS is Back tournament title in

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