Goal.com has compiled a list of their Best Places in America to Watch Soccer, and inexplicably they have failed to mention Portland. This is doubly crazy as we not only have the best supported club in the country, in our beloved Portland Timbers, but we also have collegiate powerhouse University of Portland and the gorgeous Merlo Field.
Meanwhile the always excellent soccer blog, The Offside Rules, sets the record straight:
1st and foremost the North End of Portland’s PGE Park simply has to make the cut. This is where USL 1’s best & boldest fans do their thing; on it’s worst day it still makes Blackbaud Stadium –which made the list– look as exciting as a khaki-wearers convention.