Curious what everyone’s feeling here are on Valeri’s resigning. I don’t think any of us want to see him leave and would love him to retire with us. I am one of them. But he apparently wants to be guaranteed the same money over the next two seasons as he has been getting. With that info I can understand the timbers FO reluctance to commit to that. It has created a huge conflict within me. I want him to have a statue. I want him to stay on in some form as a coach or member of the FO when eventually he hangs up his boots. But that is also a huge price given mls and the salary cap/dp availability. I’m torn up over it.

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