Larrys Mabiala, Claude Dielna, media day, 2.14.19
Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer

Media Day Chronicles | Special edition podcasts to get to know Timbers players in a new light

Timbers.com's Richard Farley sat down with players throughout the team's media day in Tucson, Ariz., often with Portland soccer play-by-play man Jake Zivin assisting, to get to know the players in a little more relaxed atmosphere and give some behind-the-scenes feel into what happens during the internal media day.

Drop into the Timbers podcast feed, subscribe on iTunes or take a listen below to these mini episodes of the Timbers Media Day Chronicles.

First up, midfielder Diego Chara talks worst travel experience, his kids and favorite coach.

Defender Jorge Villafaña talks music and midfielder Sebastián Blanco comes by to talk about how the team chooses music that plays in the locker room and what the "rules" may be.

Midfielder Diego Valeri is the next guest in the Media Day Chronicles discusses his favorite super power (flight) and then he flips the script and ends up interviewing host Richard Farley. The two also discuss preseason in Costa Rica and in Tucson.

Timbers defender Claude Dielna joins fellow defender Larrys Mabiala – to talk about their long friendship and we learn about the pair of centerbacks, their love of music and more. We begin with a Diego Valeri cameo to discuss McCartney vs. Lennon and Timbers play-by-play man Jake Zivin gives an assist in interviewing.

Defender Zarek Valentin talks about his own new podcast with Jeff Attinella, his wish of being able to play piano and how luck plays a part into becoming a professional athlete.

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