Despite the best efforts of its alcoholic fans and a possibly drunk linesman, the Portland Timbers finally lost at home this past weekend. For a while, though, it looked like Portland might steal a victory from visiting DC United. That was because the refereeing crew seemed determined to give the Timbers as many penalty kicks as the team needed to register a goal. Maybe you could call for a do-over on that first save. Not the second one. Any whiny granola-eaters want to complain about that?

A look back at the Portland-D.C. penalty fiasco [Soccer By Ives]