I've never been a die hard soccer fan, but I've followed soccer in Portland since I was a kid. I went to a bunch of Portland Pride games in the 90's, and I've been to a number of Timbers games since probably around 2003. Mostly I love the World Cup though. With that said, it's really kind of annoying how many people are suddenly Timbers fans since they went to the MLS. I've seen so many updates on Twitter and Facebook about people going to games that I know for a fact never gave a rats ass about soccer or the Timbers until this season. Now the Timbers and soccer are "hip" and I feel like all these people are only supporting the team because it is the trendy thing to do right now. Is it because it's "new"? Where were these people eight year ago? Five years ago? Hell, even two years ago?