1. Timbers 2013 Run
In year three, it was about time the soccer became the story. In year three, the soccer took over. The revived Portland Timbers rocketed through MLS in 2013, and took the city along for the ride. For the first time, the Timbers were relevant because of what they were doing on the field, not just the spectacle off the field.
And, my, was it a fun ride. Back to front, front to back, the 2013 Timbers were an incredibly likable team. They had a silent monster in goal, and the Great Wall of Gambia in defense. They had uncontrollably feisty leaders, a most humble star, sturdy Midwest stock, and an energizer bunny. The team loved each other, and we loved the team.