That was the worst and the best PK shootout I've ever seen.

It's a weird sort of proclivity, since he's such an aggressive and attentive defender in the run of play. But other than Ramses Sandoval, nobody was more asleep in the build-up to that goal. And since it's the 118th minute, that was kind of a big deal.


Regardless, give the Timbers credit. They could have packed it in after the Nemeth goal, and then they could have choked away the shootout about a dozen times. The fact that they managed not to against a team that, yes, knows quite well how to win trophies and shootouts, says a lot about them.


Now we'll get to see if they have any gas left in the tank when Vancouver come calling on Sunday.