Destined to be a fan of the beautiful game as I was born in Scotland, where football is a religion, I grew up supporting my local club, Kilmarnock. My loyal support through bad times and not-quite-so-bad times was rewarded in May 1997 when Killie won the Scottish Cup.
I'm married to a wonderful girl from Oregon, I now have two kids (we're going to play it by ear as to which national team they're going to represent...) and I am moving from Scotland to the States in the near future.
The Portland Timbers have quickly become "my team", and I'm proud to consider myself one of the Timbers Army.
I've written about football on a variety of blogs and sites, and maintain my own site, Slide Rule Pass.