"The tendency to just burn everything down, you know, exists. And on sort of a macro level, you look at what's going on with the U.S. Soccer Federation right now. Obviously, they had an unbelievable
hardship in not qualifying, and there's some good reasons to want change. But there's a sort of a just-burn-it-all-down mentality that exists. So much so that you’ve got candidates to run a
federation who aren’t even emotionally and mentally stable, let alone have ever run an organization in their life. And you've got intelligent media not pointing that point."
Portland Timbers owner Merritt Paulson
on what he termed an "extreme version" of change, in reference to what needs to change "on a much smaller level" for the Timbers after their exit from the
MLS playoffs in the conference semifinals. (Timbers in 30