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Four Portland Timbers players up for the March #TimbersMVP

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A key play. A game-changing goal. A notable save. Which Portland Timbers player made an impact on the club's performance this past month? Beginning in March, supporters will have the chance to vote for their #TimbersMVP, presented by Alaska Airlines. 

After each month of the regular season, players will be up for vote for the #Timbers MVP. While a player is selected as the month's MVP, fans that vote will be entered each month to win an amazing MVP prize package, including Alaska Airlines MVP® status, 20,000 Mileage Plan™ miles, tickets and a VIP experience at an upcoming Timbers match with a player meet-and-greet, a Timbers jersey and more. Voting ends Friday, April 10 at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific). 

Here are the four candidates for the March #TimbersMVP: Fanendo Adi, Darlington Nagbe, Liam Ridgewell and Alvas Powell. Watch the highlight clips and cast your vote below. 

In his four starts in March,  Adi has scored three goals, tying him for the top spot on the MLS goalscoring chart. He tallied his first two goals of the season against the LA Galaxy on March 15. The first of those two goals was nominated for MLS AT&T Goal of the Week.

Nagbe has started his fifth MLS season strong. Against the LA Galaxy, his flick to Rodney Wallace led to the Timbers' first goal of the match and he later assisted on Adi's second goal. That performance earned Nagbe MLS Team of the Week recognition.

Ridgewell helped the Timbers earn two shutouts in March. Against Real Salt Lake, Ridgewell recorded seven recoveries, which led the team. Ridgewell also assisted on Adi's second goal against the LA Galaxy on March 15 at Providence Park.

Powell featured in all four games for the club in March, aiding in a pair of clean sheets. In the March 15 match against the LA Galaxy, Powell led the defense with six interceptions and nine recoveries. Powell also made a key pass in the 40th minute of the March 28 match against the Vancouver Whitecaps.