Can Portland Score a Big-League Soccer Deal?

Willamette Week | April 1, 2009
Why did Portland Commissioner Randy Leonard fight for a Major League Soccer team? And what are the chances he can close the deal? After all, there’s now a $15 million hole in the package, shaky financial assumptions and a trail of local leaders upset by his brash approach.

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