The game’s result of a draw felt like a win with Dempsey scoring in the final moments, stealing a precious road point for the Sounders. In that moment, I’ll admit that I too was relieved that I wouldn’t be the only one painting my opponent.
I of course chose our hero of the day, Clint Dempsey, for artist Nicole Scragg to paint. She responded with an incredible piece.
That no one has purchased it yet* is mind-blowing to me, regardless of the donation plan. It’s a gorgeous piece of art.
To my delight, she chose the goal scorer for the Timbers on the day, Dairon Asprilla. My style, as you know, is a bit more casual. I couldn’t help putting him on a yacht of sorts.
And yes, that’s Timber Joey trying to watch out for icebergs.
*Update: the Dempsey piece sold about an hour after publishing this article.