Reasons for MLS All-Star: Diego Valeri
Diego Valeri is the definition of "instant impact." From the moment he arrived in Portland, he has been contributing to the Portland Timbers' success and makes a very strong case to be included in the 2013 MLS All-Star Game on July 31, 2013 against AS Roma.
In his very first MLS match, he did this:
Then there was this:
And how about this one?
- Valeri ranks among the league leaders in shots and shots on goal
- He has tied the Timbers MLS record from most points in a match (4) against Chivas USA on May 12
- First career MLS goal was voted MLS Goal of the Week for Week 1
- He picked up a second MLS Goal of the Week vs. Chicago in Week 15
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