Trying To See The Forest Through The Trees In The Portland Timbers Early Season Struggles

In rolling the dice to try and win one big game last week, the Portland Timbers instead managed to lose three — and may have lost a lot more than just a few games in the MLS Western Conference standings.

After getting a fortuitous 1-1 draw with Club América in the CONCACAF Champions League on April 28 thanks to a penalty in the dying moments of the match, the Timbers had some decisions to make. 

With the second league of the CONCACAF series at Azteca the following Wednesday, and now at least having a chance to advance, the Timbers rested most of their starting lineup against FC Dallas

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