Diego Valeri has changed the way the Portland Timbers play ever since he first put on the kit. In turn, he has helped change the way the city of Portland has taken to the Timbers. From an unorganized and erratic team, to a club with patience and poise. A top contender. An MLS Champion.
And look how far we have come. Soccer City USA. Rose City ’til I die.
The greatest accolade however, isn’t the MVP trophy itself, but the words of his peers, Kaká, Piatti, Morales. Where we often hear the phrase “great person” just as much, if not more, than “great player”.
Felicidades, El Maestro.