I’m afraid to get excited.
Halfway through the season. One loss.
One loss. That’s it.
Earlier in the week, the Timbers rose to the top of the power rankings. I think I tweeted something at the time about being filled with dread. And then we took four more points and moved to the top of the league table.
And now I honestly don’t know what to do with myself.
An embarrassment of riches. That’s what we have here. An absolute embarrassment.
I know lots of people are letting their guard down and I’ll admit I did very early in the season. I think it was after our first match when I declared that we would win the league. But I’m over that.
I feel more cautious, more guarded than I ever have. A fifteen-game unbeaten streak and I’m still a little stormcloud. I don’t know what it’s going to take to get past this.
Simplest answer? Three cups and a shield.