The New York Times' Portland bureau has churned out another glowing piece on the Rose City, and this time, they're in love with our love for soccer!

Today's front page story highlights the Timbers' fan culture and, as a bonus, hardly mentions Seattle at all (a fact which commenters have certainly taken note of).

Portland has embraced its new M.L.S. team like no other American city. The city’s once-unloved downtown stadium, with a capacity of about 19,000, has been revamped and hailed as a model of urban planning. Being a member of the Timbers Army, the team’s colorful fan club, has become a hip social statement among young, urban fans ...

"Hip," you say? Maybe before it was splashed on the front page of one of the nation's biggest papers. Now, SOCCER IS OVER. We had a good run, though, didn't we?