Tempers were high after the Portland Timbers failed to advance in the CONCACAF Champions League in decidedly unlikely circumstances. The Twitter account of the Timbers Army, the franchise's supporters group, vented about the lack of defensive reinforcements brought in, spurring the franchise's owner, Merritt Paulson, to respond thusly:

Hey man, that's not very chill. It's probably not wise antagonizing your team's most devoted fans. Then again, MLS seems very comfortable with squelching dissent, so maybe this is par for the course.

Timbers Army—at least the person running the Twitter account; some members of the group don't like the way the account has been representing them—looks to be taking things in stride:


Sounds like solid advice for MLS commissioner Don Garber.


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