Just a couple months removed from winning the league championship, the Portland Timbers have begun their 2016 campaign. Follow them each week with the People’s Ink’s own C.I. DeMann, whose soccer column “Six Degrees” appears after each game at SlideRulePass.org. With at least 33 games still to come, C.I. will be busy pounding out words all summer.
Want a taste? Here’s his reaction to the first game of the year, a 2-1 victory over the Columbus Crew.