In The Oregonian today: MLS sets second expansion-study Portland visit
According to the article, Don Garber, the MLS commissioner, is visiting Portland today. He is here to negotiate with Merritt, see PGE Park, and catch the U.S. and Mexican women’s soccer match tonight.
As I see it, Merritt Paulson was so impressed by the Portland Timbers fan support this year that it inspired him to bring “the highest level of U.S. soccer” to Portland. Whether that’s a good thing or not is debatable.