Diego Valeri, 10x10, 3.18.20
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#TimbersX | 10x10 with a look at Portland's maestro: Diego Valeri

Editor's Note: As part of the Portland Timbers' 10th season in MLS, Timbers.com has been doing unique content throughout the year that looks back at some of the more memorable moments of the team's history. 

Mike Donovan, resident "StatMan" has be doing a monthly series that highlights some of the more curious numbers, stats and moments of the #TimbersX years. For this month, Statman takes a look back at 10 stats surrounding Diego Valeri.

:27It took Diego Valeri just 27 seconds to score in the 2015 MLS Cup. The goal is the quickest in team history and the quickest goal in MLS Cup history. 

1X3 While Valeri has been awarded many accolades throughout his career, he is unique in league history as the only player ever to win regular season MVP, MLS Cup MVP, and MLS Newcomer of the Year. 

3X1 Valeri has delivered three assists in a single half on two different occasions, in 2018 at Seattle and in 2014 vs San Jose. Valeri is one of seven MLS players ever to have multiple three-assist halves, alongside Eric Quill, Cristian Maidana, Jaime Moreno, Marco Etcheverry, Ronald Cerritos, and Carlos Valderrama. 

6X6Only two players currently in MLS have scored six or more playoff goals and notched six or more assists. Valeri joins his Cascadia counterpart Nicolas Lodeiro as the only active players to achieve the feat. 

7 In 2019, the 33-year-old midfielder delivered seven game-winning assists for the Timbers. The seven game-winning assists were the most in a single season for Portland and tied Valeri for the fourth-most game-winning assists in a single season. 

9 During one stretch in his MVP campaign of 2017, Valeri scored in nine consecutive matches. Heading into the 2017 season, no player has ever scored in more than seven consecutive matches in league history. 

10x10 One of the most consistent players in MLS history, in 2018 Valeri became the third player in MLS history to have 10 or more goals and 10 or more assists in the same season on four different occasions. Jaime Moreno and Preki are the only other players to have accomplished the feat. 

22 After his goal against Nashville SC earlier this month, Valeri has now scored against 22 different MLS clubs. He is one of four players in MLS history to score against 22 or more different teams, along with Chris Wondolowski, Kei Kamara, and Josef Martínez. 

81Since joining the club, Valeri has dominated the assists category in MLS, having assisted on 21 more goals than any other player in the league in that time span. His 81 assists are also 26 more than any other Timbers player in team history.

611The one category that the eight-year Timbers vet has dominated unlike any other is chances created. Valeri has been credited with 611 chances created in his time in MLS, which is 101 more than the player with the next highest amount (Federico Higuaín) and 201 more than the player with the third-most chances created (Lee Nguyen).

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