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MLS in Portland in holding pattern

    Merritt Paulson has a favorite city in the race to land a Major League Soccer franchise.

    Understandably, it’s Portland. After all, he’s owner and president of the Timbers, who play in the United Soccer Leagues First Division.

    Paulson would love to see Portland chosen for one of two new MLS franchises that will be selected to begin play in 2011.

    — Excerpt from The Oregonian, July 26, 2008


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