The Portland Timbers lost their third straight game since the firing of Coach John Spencer, have been outscored 11-3 in those three games, and are now the sole occupants of last
place in the Western Conference with 19 points from 20 games. Read the original story...
On Saturday, the Timbers fell, 5-0, at FC Dallas, which had won only four of its previous 21 games. The Timbers also set an MLS
record for the most road minutes without a goal, now having gone 697 minutes since scoring away from JELD-WEN Field.
“What is there to say? Humiliated,” Timbers interim head
coach Gavin Wilkinson said. “I think we quit tonight. I don’t think tactics lost us the game. It’s not me isolating the players. I’m in it with them, so
I’m very careful about what I say there. But we are embarrassed tonight. We found a way to lose the game, scored an own goal, and then dug a deeper hole and didn’t track runners. You
can’t tactically allow for players to not track runners. They’ve got a job to do. It’s up to us collectively to get the jobs done. But this is unacceptable, completely
“I feel humiliated. I feel terrible for the organization. We talk about how great our fan support is. We had a group of fans that traveled tonight, and I apologize to
them. And that’s me and the organization apologizing. It’s important that we readdress the situation.”