Box to Box: Timbers lose, Spencer in commercial

Spencer stars in Alaska Airlines spot

Jorge Perlaza, Timbers vs. Rapids, 6.11.11

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Photo by Steve Dipaola

A last-gasp goal by defender Drew Moor sank the Timbers on Saturday in a rematch with MLS Cup champion Colorado at JELD-WEN Field. The Timbers are currently mired in their first three-game losing streak of the season with another home game against superstar Thierry Henry and the New York Red Bulls looming on Sunday. This week we bring you the game reports, the Timbers and Trail Blazers joint aid effort, and introduce head coach John Spencer’s acting debut.

Washington Post writer Steve Goff (along with many other soccer blogs) quickly picked up on Timbers head coach John Spencer playing a flight attendant in his acting debut. Have a watch and a laugh.

Portland Trail Blazers guard Patty Mills and the Timbers joined forces to help raise funds for Mills’ native Australia in an effort to help the flood victims in the country. KGW has the story with video and a link to where you can help.

Oregonian columnist John Canzano made an appearance at JELD-WEN Field on Saturday and writes about John Spencer’s displeasure with the officials, which led to his ejection from the match just before Colorado’s game-winning goal.

Paul Danzer of The Columbian hits on the Timbers missed chances in his game report.

John Spencer is likely to receive a fine for his comments and ejection on Saturday night, writes the Oregonian’s Geoffrey C. Arnold.

Portland Mercury writer Brian Gjurgevich has his game report along with a video of John Spencer’s press conference and the full-match highlights.

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Each week, we’ll give you some insight behind enemy lines and show you what they’re saying about the Timbers’ opponent.

The New York Daily News has the game report from last Friday’s 2-1 win over the New England Revolution. Thierry Henry converted the game-winning goal after twisting Revs defender (and Portland native) Ryan Cochrane in a circle.

On the business side, the Red Bulls announced the resignation of managing director Erik Stover, the man in charge of the development and building of Red Bull Arena. Stover will be replaced by Chris Heck, a former senior vice president of marketing partnerships for the NBA since 2004. Frank Giase of the Newark Star-Ledger has the full story.