Reasons for MLS All-Star: Diego Chara
In his third season with the Portland Timbers Diego Chara continues to be a vital part of the central midfield. Chara does everything expected of a central defensive midfielder. Then he does more. His consistent and exceptional contributions make him a clear candidate for his inclusion in the 2013 MLS All-Star Game on July 31, 2013 against AS Roma.
Chara assists his teammates:
But he is also a surgeon at carving the ball away on defense:
- Ranks among team leaders in assists (3) and game-winning assists (2)
- Became just the third Timbers MLS player to appear in 60 matches with the club on March 30 at Colorado
- Against Montreal, became the second player in the club's MLS history to pass the 5,000 minutes played milestone.
- Started each of the first 17 matches of the regular season, playing the full 90 in 16 straight matches March 9-June 23
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