"Having the noise of the chainsaw, the smell of the two stroke, the smell of the sawdust adds another visceral component. It's a lineage that means something."
-- Timbers Army
co-president Mike Coleman
on the Victory Log from which a slice is cut for each Portland Timbers' goal or shutout and presented to the scorer or goalkeeper, a tradition dating back to 1978. The
log, which sits in front of the Timbers Army at Providence Park, is being transported to Atlanta for MLS Cup 2018. Three years ago, the log traveled to Columbus, but Crew officials refused to let in
Mapfre Stadium, where the Timbers beat the Crew, 2-1, in MLS Cup 2015. No word yet on what will happen when it gets to Mercedes-Benz Stadium. (ESPN