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Jolandia

Best player in the world. Does this mean he lowered his salary? I would imagine so, I don’t think we’re raising anyones salary given then Clark and Blanco situation. If this is the case, GOD I love this man. I know Valeri is the guy, but Chara will always be the heart and soul of the Timbers for me


BethanyRob

Maybe he took a % stake in the club... Truthfully, I think DC is with us for the long term. \- I can see him playing 2-3 (or more) years by moving into the back line, rotating time between there, midfield and rest days; \- Moving into a coaching role with our young defenders and midfielders; \- Acting as the Club's contact with new players as a role model, teaching good habits and helping them feel at home.


Irish_KYBO

Would love to see any of that happen. I could also see him playing more than 2-3 years because he’s such a beast


SteveBartmanIncident

I'll be honest, this was not what I was expecting. But I will absolutely take it


foolinthezoo

Not the re-signing I expected but better than all the ones I thought were on the table. Hell yeah.


db0606

Yeah... I wouldn't quite call this a re-signing but a contract extension.


foolinthezoo

Day is still young. Maybe we get a little more before the week is over.


jtiets

More years of that DAMN smile. Life is okay again


Fuzzy-Yam3346

My thoughts they did this and are blasting it on social to prep the fan base for a Blanco exit.


Thumper13

This dude...obviously we all love Valeri, but Chara is the most important Diego and I don't think that can be argued. His statue should be the biggest, and I'm so glad he'll be around for longer. He's done everything we've ever asked.


db0606

For real... Like they should just paint a giant mural of Chara with a yellow background on the MAC wall.


Thumper13

Would the old stuffy old MAC club allow a black man to be painted on their building? I doubt. But I agree with you.


db0606

Obviously not but 🎵Fuck 'em all!🎵


Sorry_JustGotHere

That fact that we have had top 5 in league history offensive and defensive midfielders, in their prime at the same time, has been truly special. Chara has been our saving grace in so many games over the past 10 years.


RipCityRevival

Best CDM in MLS history without a doubt.


tripstreet

Finally some happy news.


The_Real_Scoey

Why only through 2024, though? Let’s give him an appointment for life, federal judge style. I’m serious.


joshing_slocum

Someone should post this on the Sounders subreddit. :) Chara is our lodestar, our heart. How fricking awesome to have him through 2024, a total of 14 seasons with us if he plays all 3 seasons. Crazy.


whdescent

Diego hasn't really lost a step as of yet. The man wants to keep playing, I'm 100% on board with having him!


db0606

Yeah... the run in MLS Cup (about a minute in [here](https://twitter.com/TimbersFC/status/1482058605557952516?s=20)) was f-ing unreal.


KrolAdam

Good news could a Timbers expert answer two questions for me ? how long is the contract of his brother Yimmi ? and will Felipe Mora be our regular forward ? Greetings to the Boys from Poland


ClayKavalier

Yimmi’s contract is probably guaranteed through 2023 which an option Year for 2024. Niezgoda should be expected to become more of our primary forward but it seems like Mora’s position to lose.


goatvaro_goatrata

Felipe and Niezgoda are both gonna be playing every game if fit, with whoever is in better form starting while the other comes off the bench. I imagine they will both only play at the 9, but if we have a few injuries or absences on the wing I can see one of them maybe getting some minutes out wide.


mrgerbek

This is the news I want. I'm going to turn off my computer now and go outside for the rest of the offseason.


mrva

this is the most important thing right here.


GlasgowSpider

Best news of the season!


gwacklee

awww sweet


cainite665

We might not have Dos Diegos anymore.... But we still fuckin have Los Diego!


db0606

Un Diego