Valeri Wins MLS MVP

PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland Timbers midfield Diego Valeri has been named Major League Soccer’s Most Valuable Player.

The 31-year-old scored a career-high 21 goals and added 11 assists, making him just the second player in league history to score at least 20 goals and dish out 10 assists in a season.

He beat out New York  City FC’s David Villa, Toronto FC’s Sebastian Giovinco, Atlanta United’s Miguel Almiron and the Chicago Fire’s Nemanja Nikolic to win the award.

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