Diego Valeri #3, Timbers vs. SKC, 8.7.16

In a match that saw both sides go down to 10 men via two respective red cards, the Portland Timbers prevailed 3-0 over Sporting Kansas City Sunday in part due to the spectacular volley from midfielder Diego Valeri in the 65th minute. Valeri was active throughout and his performance earned him a spot on the MLS Team of the Week (Wk 22).

Center back Amobi Okugo also received a nod for a TOTW bench spot after helping marshal a defense that did not allow a shot on goal for the 27 minutes the Timbers were down 10v11. 

Check out the rest of the MLS Week 22 Team of the Week below:

2016 Team of the Week (Wk 22): Diego Valeri's strong performance vs. KC gets him weekly honor - https://league-mp7static.mlsdigital.net/images/TEAMoftheWEEK-2016-22.jpg

Player (Week 22 Audi Player Index Ranking)

GK: Evan Bush, MTL (#24): 0 goals conceded, 5 saves
D: Drew Moor, TOR (#125): 2 games played, 4 clearances, 3 interceptions, 86% passing accuracy
D: Maxime Chanot, NYC (#100): 3 tackles, 3 interceptions, 86% passing accuracy
D: Marc Burch, COL (#58): 1 assist, 3 interceptions
M: Marlon Hairston, COL (#3): 1 goal, 1 assist, 3 shots, 3 chances created
M: Javier Morales, RSL (#4): 2 games played, 2 goals, 1 assist, 3 chances created
M: Nicolas Lodeiro, SEA (#134): 2 assists, 2 chances created, 4 through balls
M: Diego Valeri, POR (#59): 1 goal, 2 shots, 5 ball recoveries
F: Clint Dempsey, SEA (#1): 3 goals, 4 shots
F: Sebastian Giovinco, TOR (#6): 2 games played, 3 goals, 1 assist, 11 shots, 4 chances created
F: Jordan Morris, SEA (#9): 2 assists, 4 chances created

Bench: Nick Rimando, RSL (#83); Sheanon Williams, HOU (#256); Amobi Okugo, POR (#85); Osvaldo Alonso, SEA (#68); Hernan Bernardello, MTL (#105); Sacha Kljestan, NY (#10); Shkelzen Gashi, COL (#18)

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