Happiness in the Pacific Northwest

Has the mercurial striker Kris Boyd found his footing in Portland?

Updated: April 25, 2012, 9:49 AM ET
By Leander Schaerlaeckens | ESPN.com

Listen to Kris Boyd. Listen carefully, or you won't be able to make out his Scottish accent, which contorts vowels into unfamiliar sounds made all the less comprehensible by the dead sprint at which he talks.

Listen to Boyd, the Portland Timbers' recently imported star striker, and hear a man who has found his bliss after an especially tumultuous chapter in a tumultuous career.

The all-time leading scorer in the Scottish Premier League by age 27, having bagged ...

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