USMNT in Portland tifo
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PHOTO: Incredible tifo display unveiled by USMNT fans before Gold Cup match in Portland | THE SIDELINE

We have come to expect some sort of creative display of support from Portland Timbers fans before pretty much every Timbers home game these days. Whether it be a section-wide choreography of individual cards or a massively huge single banner raised across the entire section tipping their hat to the city's soccer history, the Timbers Army always does it up right.

So it was really no surprise when the American Outlaws' Portland chapter went all Red, White and Blue on us just moments before the US national team kicked off and hung a half-dozen goals on Belize in the two teams' opening group stage game of the 2013 Gold Cup, and did so with their own original touch — Cascadia Sam.

The tifo read, simply, "Community, Club, Country - Everyone Has Something To Stand For." And stand for 90 minutes, they did. And stand and cheer six US goals — including a first half hat trick from Chris Wondolowski — they did.

So the Portland USMNT tifo was great, there's no denying that. But, was it as good as the USMNT tifo unfurled in Seattle just a month ago before the US took on Panama? Refresh your memory what that one looked like right here, and tell us in the comments section which one was better.


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