Weekend Recap: Monday Morning Links
The Portland Timbers thank the Timbers army for an exciting 2013 season.
Two weeks wasn’t long enough. The Timbers had 14 days between playoff games to somehow beat Real Salt Lake by three and advance to the MLS Cup.
But a 0-1 loss last night (5-2 aggregate) ended Portland’s season at home. Always classy, the Timbers organization had just one message to their fans this morning:
“To the best supporters in North America. Thank You.”
Watch their video tribute to the Timbers Army above. And for more on the end of Portland’s exciting season, check out the recap on PortlandTimbers.com.
Here’s how the rest of your teams fared over the weekend:
- It may have taken an all-star getting injured and a brawl in the middle of a game but the Blazers extended their win streak to 10 games this weekend. They beat the Chicago Bulls Friday 98-95 after Derrick Rose left the game with a knee injury and the Golden State Warriors Saturday 113-101 after a shoving match escalated quickly and three players getting ejected. [ESPN & USA Today]
- Brandin Cooks continued setting records for the Beavers with 10 more receptions to add to his 110 on the season. But even his 117 yards, which put him in the top spot of any Beaver with 1,560, Oregon State fell to the Huskies big time at home. The 69-27 loss drops the team to 6-5 (4-4 Pac-12) on the season. [OSU Beavers]
- No. 12 Oregon dropped to Arizona 42-16, all but ending any shot of a National Title bid and possibly a BCS berth for the Ducks. [CBS Sports]
- The Winterhawks split their weekend games, beating Spokane 6-4 Friday but losing to Seattle 5-4 in a tight overtime game Saturday. [Winterhawks]
- One point was all that separated the PSU Vikings football team from an upset win against No. 3 Eastern Washington in a 42-41 loss. With a 21-7 lead at halftime the Viks had a lot of hope but couldn’t close the books on the Eagles. [GoViks]
- University of Portland’s men’s cross country team took 7th at the NCAA national championship this Saturday, tying a program best. Redshirt junior Scott Fauble finished 13th overall and received an All-American certificate and his second consecutive Cross Country All-American title. [Portland Pilots]