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Timbers' Valeri named finalist for MLS Comeback Player of the Year

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Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri has been named a finalist for the 2015 MLS Comeback Player of the Year. 

He joins Tim Melia of Sporting Kansas City and Wil Trapp of Columbus Crew SC as finalists for the award. The winner will be announced Nov. 18. 

Valeri returned this season after recovering from a torn ACL sustained during a match against FC Dallas on Oct. 25, 2014. 

Timbers midfielder Darlington Nagbe and defender Nat Borchers were also named as finalists for the 2015 MLS Individual Fair Play Award, which is based on criteria such as fouls committed, cards received, games and minutes played and evaluation of sportsmanlike behavior. The winner of that award will be announced on Nov. 6.

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