Portland Beavers and Timbers owner Merritt Paulson's proposal
to bring Major League Soccer to Portland —while renovating PGE Park and building a new baseball stadium somewhere in town for the Beavers— got ink
in the Manchester (U.K.) Guardian this week.
One of the authors, Jules Boykoff
, played collegiate soccer for the University of Portland and later played professionally. He's now a professor at Pacific University in Forest Grove. His co-author, Dave Zirin
, is a sports writer for The Nation
The deadline for Paulson and the City to submit their bid for an MLS expansion franchise is March. The committee t
hat Mayor Sam Adams named to consider the issue as well as possible new sites for a minor-league baseball stadium held its second meeting last week.