The tissue at hand: Portland's Caleb Porter sheds light on postgame incident with FC Dallas' Oscar Pareja

Was that a piece of paper? What kind of paper was it?

Those were probably some of the questions you were asking yourself after the final whistle of Saturday night's Portland Timbers vs. FC Dallas match at Providence Park, a 3-1 win for the home side -- the first victory for the Timbers and the first loss of the season for FC Dallas.

The customary postgame pleasantries between the two coaches – in this case Portland's Caleb Porter and FC Dallas manager Oscar Pareja – were anything but typical. The video above shows Pareja's outstretched arm handing something to Porter, who snatches it and tosses it in the air.

Turns out it was a tissue.

"I walked over to shake his hand and he had a tissue that he put over his nose and tried to hand me a tissue," Timbers head coach Caleb Porter said in the postgame press conference. "So I thought it was very poor sportsmanship out of him [Pareja]. I never said one word to him the whole game and he obviously wasn't happy with the loss.

"But I've never had a coach come up and disrespect me like that. So that's what happened."

No word yet on Pareja's version of the events.

Barring a potential US Open Cup or playoff pairing, the two teams meet one more time this year: Saturday, July 25 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco.