Beyond being known as one of the best young coaches in MLS, Caleb Porter has also proved himself to be an entertaining presence on the sidelines.
The Portland Timbers boss added another video clip to that portfolio after the Timbers' 3-1 win over FC Dallas on Saturday evening.
The incident in question occurred at the end of the game, as Porter approached FC Dallas manager Oscar Pareja to exchange the traditional postgame handshake. What he saw, however, was an apparently peeved Pareja (who has also been known to be a bit demonstrative at times) offering Porter a tissue. Presumably, the Dallas boss did so because he thought Porter was a little too quick to complain about calls over the course of the win.
Whether you think it's petulant or excellent, there's no question that Porter's reaction is fun to watch: He motions toward the scoreboard, and shows Pareja exactly what he thinks of the tissue stunt.
Porter had this to say about the incident:
Pareja tried handing Porter a tissue after match (crybaby jab). “I’ve never had a coach come up and disrespect me like that,” Porter said.— Ives Galarcep (@SoccerByIves) April 5, 2015
With the win, the Timbers rise to fourth in the Western Conference. Dallas, meanwhile, falls to second with the loss.