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MLS site search shifts to suburbs

    The city of Hillsboro has vaulted into a viable option for the owners of a potential Major League Soccer expansion franchise in the Pacific Northwest.

    James Keston, a member of the California family that said it holds the exclusive rights to add an MLS franchise in the Portland or Seattle area, described Hillsboro as “by far, the most interesting development right now.”

    The idea of converting the 7,000-seat Hillsboro Stadium into a “first-class soccer-specific” venue that could hold 17,000 to 24,000 fans and surrounding the facility with amateur soccer fields “would be spectacular,” Keston said.

     — Excerpt from The Oregonian, June 1, 2007


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