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Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri picked for 2017 MLS All-Star Game

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Diego Valeri (KPTV file image) Diego Valeri (KPTV file image)
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri is an all star once again.

Valeri was selected for the 2017 MLS All-Star Game roster Tuesday.

Valeri is among 24 MLS players picked to compete against La Liga giants Real Madrid at Soldier Field in Chicago on Aug. 2.

This is Valeri’s second time being named to the gameday roster. He delivered the game-winning assist in the 2-1 win over Bayern Munich at Providence Park in Portland in 2014.

Valeri was also an inactive all-star selection in 2013 and 2016.

In his fifth season with the Timbers, Valeri leads the team in points with 27, scoring 10 goals and delivering seven assists in 2017.

2017 MLS All-Star Gameday roster:

  • Goalkeepers: Stefan Frei (Seattle Sounders FC), Tim Howard (Colorado Rapids)
  • Defenders: DaMarcus Beasley (Houston Dynamo), Greg Garza (Atlanta United), Hernán Grana (FC Dallas), Matt Hedges (FC Dallas), Johan Kappelhof (Chicago Fire), Michael Parkhurst (Atlanta United), Jelle Van Damme (LA Galaxy), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
  • Midfielders: Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas)*, Miguel Almirón (Atlanta United), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Giovani dos Santos (LA Galaxy), Kaká (Orlando City SC), Dax McCarty (Chicago Fire), Ignacio Piatti (Montreal Impact), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Chicago Fire), Diego Valeri (Portland Timbers)
  • Forwards: Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Dom Dwyer (Sporting Kansas City)*, Sebastian Giovinco (Toronto FC), Nemanja Nikolic (Chicago Fire), David Villa (New York City FC)
    *indicates commissioner's picks

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