MLSsoccer.com's Fast & Fluid Play of the Week: Portland Timbers' precision downs FC Dallas

MLSsoccer.com's Cory Gibbs breaks down Diego Valeri's slick playmaking against Dallas

“He’s exactly what we thought he’d be and exactly what we wanted him to be.”

Those are the words of Portland Timbers head coach Caleb Porter when asked about his reaction to midfielder Diego Valeri's maestro-like performance in Portland's 2-1 victory against FC Dallas last week. With two assists on the night, Valeri was pulling the strings throughout. He added another goal and assist to his 2013 campaign totals (5 G, 11 A) against Real Salt Lake in a 3-3 draw on Wednesday.

MLSsoccer.com's Cory Gibbs takes a look at Valeri and his vision with the ball in a special Fast & Fluid feature. In it, he examines the Darlington Nagbe's gamewinning tally against Dallas via Valeri's perfect ball.