PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Diego Valeri is back with the Portland Timbers and ready for a fresh start with the team after lengthy contract negotiations last season. Valeri says it was important to his family to get a deal done. Valeri and his family have been embraced by the community. He is now entering his eighth season with the Timbers and is training with the team for the next two weeks in Costa Rica to prepare for the coming season.

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