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Major League Soccer Moves Forward

 July 24, 2009

On Thursday, Portland City Council voted 4-1 to remodel PGE Park, setting the stage for Major League Soccer to come to Portland. In voting to approve the measure, Nick acknowledged that significant changes had been made to protect taxpayers while requiring significant private funds, adding:

"Oregon is home to Adidas and Nike.The University of Portland women’s soccer team regularly wins national championships. Youth soccer is on the rise; this weekend, the Westside Metros are playing for a national championship. It is time for MLS in soccer city, USA."

Read Nick's complete comments here.