“One of the neat things about soccer is how infectious it is. The more you learn about it, the more you know what you don’t know. It’s such a nuanced sport, and it really does get in
your system in a way that over time few other sports do.”
-- Merritt Paulson
, the 40-year-old owner of the Portland Timbers and Portland
Thorns, on his evolution to soccer zealot. Paulson, the son of former U.S. Treasury secretary and Goldman Sachs chairman Henry Paulson
, was named to the U.S.
Soccer board of directors. (SI.com