- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On March 4, 2009
- 1 Comments
- Expansion Hopefuls, MLS Expansion, Portland Expansion
Last night Portland took the step many of them expected to as the Major League Soccer Task Force officially backed the bid for a MLS expansion club in Portland. In the process the group backed a proposal to use city money to renovate PGE Park for the Portland Timbers and build a new baseball stadium for the Portland Beavers.
The task force recommendation “leans heavily on caution” though but even with that caution the city looks like they are very close to getting a MLS club.
The city council will vote next week on a preliminary deal. Merritt Paulson must make a formal bid to MLS by March 19.