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What was Diego Valeri's salary with the Portland Timbers?

The player left MLS and returned to play for Lanus in Argentina. 

Valeri may no longer be part of Major League Soccer as a player, but as a legend, he leaves an indelible mark and a hole that will be difficult to fill.
Valeri may no longer be part of Major League Soccer as a player, but as a legend, he leaves an indelible mark and a hole that will be difficult to fill.

Diego Valeri's departure from MLS has been confirmed, as he has returned to his native Argentina to play for Lanús, but if there is one thing his fans are wondering, what was his salary with the Portland Timbers?

The question is very important because it is very likely that the player wants to receive the same salary in the team he is going to, and therefore Lanus should make an effort to provide him with the same salary

What was Diego Valeri's salary with the Portland Timbers in MLS?

The player received a salary of 1,047,544.53 dollars per year with the Portland Timbers, that is, more than 1 million dollars per season, which although it is not a high salary for a Major League Soccer team, could represent something to consider for teams outside the North American league. 

However, everything seems to be going very well with the transfer of the player, which was confirmed on Thursday, January 20, when the player communicated through his Twitter account his transfer to the club where he was born as a professional. 

Valeri may no longer be part of Major League Soccer as a player, but as a legend, he leaves an indelible mark and a hole that will be difficult to fill.

Diego Valeri and his indelible mark in Major League Soccer

Valeri, or "Pelusa" as he is affectionately known in Argentina, is a player who not only left his mark on the Portland Timbers but the entire league

To begin with, here is a shortlist of what the player achieved during his time in the top flight of soccer in the United States:

- 2013 Newcomer of the Year

- 2015 MLS Cup Champion

- 2015 MLS Cup Most Valuable Player

- 2017 Landon Donovan MVP Award

- 2020 MLS is Back Tournament Champion

- MLS Best XI: 2013, 2014, 2017

- MLS All-Star: 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018

In addition, in 2020, "El Maestro" became only the third player in MLS history to record 80 goals and 80 assists in his regular-season career.

Diego Valeri's tribute will unite Argentina and the U.S.

Apparently, for the MLS fans, it seems that the shows of love and affection that are being given to the player for his farewell are not enough, so a tribute match for the player is also being planned

And it is not for less since Valeri dedicated 9 years of his life to give his soccer to Major League Soccer, so they are planning a soccer match in 2023 as a tribute to the Argentine midfielder. 

Thus the Portland Timbers will play a friendly match against Lanus at Providence Park in 2023 in which the midfielder will play a half with each team

And that's not all, when Valeri retires, he will become a Timbers ambassador for how much the player gave to the club, and for the opportunity, the club gave the player. 

The words of Gio Savarese, head coach of the Portland Timbers reflect how much MLS will miss Valeri

Portland Timbers head coach Giovanni Savarese let out what a player of Valeri's stature has meant to the team and the league.

"There are no words to describe what Diego Valeri represents to the Portland Timbers and MLS," said the coach, who continued:

"He gave new meaning to being a Designated Player, setting the highest of standards in the league. Not many players can be recognized for having the impact and consistency that Diego had with the Timbers. With his dominance on the ball, 'El Maestro' provided with his play and competitive nature what Portland needed to always be one of the most competitive teams in the league," said Savarese. 

Wilian Estrella

Journalist with more than 10 years of experience. Puma UNAM at heart. Fan of the most beautiful sport on the planet. I currently cover Liga MX, MLS, Premier League, Mexican National Team and USMNT. Always attentive to the latest world soccer news.+ info

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