WATCH | Diego Valeri speaks at Day 1 of full-team training during 2021 preseason

The Portland Timbers' 2021 preseason, presented by Old Trapper Beef Jerky, is underway in Beaverton, Oregon, with the team today completing their first full training session in anticipation of April's start of the season.

Afterward, team captain Diego Valeri caught up with to talked about the team's first practice, the impact of roster continuity as well as the impact the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League has on the group's preparations.

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