The Timbers are well loved, and well blogged.
I’ve never had the time to write a proper indictment of the appalling prospect that floated around for a bit about a soccer stadium in Hillsboro, not even within reach of public transportation–which is probably just as well; I’d have ranted about the suburbanization of soccer, the American cult of the automobile, and God knows what else, probably turning red and falling out of my chair from indignation at the end as I marshaled the last of my strength to ill-advisedly hit the “publish” button. But really, PGE Park converted to a soccer-specific stadium is like a dream come true: smack in the middle of downtown, bus and light rail drop you off at the gates, bars and restaurants in the vicinity abound.
I agree 100%. PGE Park is the ideal urban location for a new and improved MLS soccer stadium. The “Piggie” is not only close to public transit, it’s also adjacent to one of Portland’s most densely populated neighborhood.