Portland, OR - ESPN Sideline reporter Caleb Porter lobbied for the Timbers head coaching position after the Portland Timbers gave up a 2-1 lead against 10 man Seattle Sounders on Sunday night to a late Clint Dempsey header.
Stating, "They showed a lack of killer instinct and they got punished again," Porter stated that he was interested in taking over the head coaching position from, "whomever it is that is running that team."
"When I look at how they played after they gave up the goal, that's how they should play every game for 90 minutes," Porter said. "But when the pressure tightened up in the second half, they didn't manage the game well."
Blaming the players as well as the staff, Porter indicated that he would gladly step away from his position reporting for ESPN on the sidelines if the Timbers would give him a chance to be a head coach.
"This is a pivotal moment," Porter said. "After the Timbers look in the mirror and they look at that second half and they realize it's not good enough, it can be a turning point, a stepping stone, or it's going to be a stumbling block. It's very clear that they need a change at the head coaching position and I'm the man for the job. I can bring discipline and order to this team."
The Nutmeg News will have more on this when Porter gets transferred to Fox Soccer to report on the World Cup.