For Pete's Sake

Portland trolls Sporting Kansas City with name of new bar at stadium

Sporting Kansas City defender Saad Abdul-Salaam walked back to his teammates after missing a kick during the shootout against the Portland Timbers.
Sporting Kansas City defender Saad Abdul-Salaam walked back to his teammates after missing a kick during the shootout against the Portland Timbers. The Associated Press

Too soon?

Last season, the Portland Timbers eliminated Sporting Kansas City from the playoffs after an epic* penalty-kick shootout victory.

*Epic is often overused by sports fans, but this was an 11-round penalty kick, for crying out loud

Saad Abdul-Salaam nearly won the game in the ninth round, but his attempt somehow hit both posts and didn’t cross the line. The Timbers won 7-6 in the shootout after a 2-2 draw.

That was in the knockout round, and Portland just kept winning as ended up winning the MLS Cup title by beating Columbus.

On Thursday came word that Portland was opening a bar for its fan members (the Timbers Army) at Providence Park. The name?

The “Double Post Bar.”

Abdul-Salaam didn’t seem offended by the name as he tweeted to the Portland Timbers after the name of the bar was announced:

Here is that miss:

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Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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