All the happy talk about Portland maybe joining Seattle in the MLS in 2010 or 2011 should be tempered with the weird behavior of an Oregonian columnist towards the MLS commissioner.
Listen to the entire mp3 (really large file warning) (hat tip GS-1) to hear some weird thoughts from an actual sports columnist. I mean, he gets paid to think this stuff:
Unless the MLS is the best soccer league in the world (like MLB is the best baseball league and NFL is the best football league), it isn't a "major league." So, in years that the EPL falls below La Liga, then EPL isn't a major league? I dunno.
As MLS expands, raises in profile, more sports writers out themselves in the "I hate soccer irrationally" camp. Weird for a paper that has not only one, but two soccer bloggers to employee a knuckle dragging soccer hater.
Is Soccer Un-American? - Part 1