Here is a great commentary that appeared today regarding MLS in Portland by one of the Timbers Army own. http://www.oregonlive.com/commentary/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/editorial/1049460995217020.xml Money guys are the real problem here in Portland. Phil Knight and Nike are around but they have showed fhuck all interest in Portland sports (Umbro sponsors the Timbers). We have few other wealthy guys, who are sports oriented, who could foot a bill for MLS on their own. It would have to be something similar to the ownership group they put together for PFE (the Timbers and Beavers owner) now MSG (or something like that). The problem is those wealthy guys were burned badly with the shite that went down in 2001 so I doubt they are going to be willing to jump back into the water anytime soon. We also have a problem with our Mayor having a complete hard-on for MLB, even though it would make us build a $350 million dollar stadium that you know the taxpayers would have to foot the bill for. The biggest thing we got going here in Portland is a great soccer stadium and little "Major League" competition.