There has been a lot of news about MLS expansion floating around and I havent' written much on it because I've been sort of saving some of my thoughts for my PE column. I'm planning on writing next Tuesday's piece on expansion and kind of break down where things stand and what cities should get an expansion team.
But there's one city I'd love to see win an expansion side.
I've never been there - and maybe that's my thinking, an MLS expansion club would be a reason for me to travel there - but it would be great if Portland were to get an expansion team.
Timbers owner Merritt Paulson already threw his name in the ring and wants to bring MLS to Portland and I'm all for that.
It just seems like a city that would get behind their team and support soccer. Maybe it's because the Blazers have done so well throughout the years in attendance and fan support and the major Oregon schools get behind their teams too, but Portland and MLS seem like a natural fit.