What They're Saying: Zarek Valentin

“I’ve been at this club for four years now and I know the ideals of the Army and the team very well and they align. I understand what they are going through and it’s tough as a player because at times we get caught in the crossfire, but the front office and the TA align in their thoughts. That’s the bottom line. I look forward to seeing a resolution as quickly as possible with the league.”

-- Portland Timbers defender Zarek Valentin, wearing a shirt with the Iron Front symbol, after Friday's Portland-Seattle game at Providence Park, where the Timbers Army led a silent protest against MLS's ban on political displays such as the Iron Front's three arrows pointing downward. (Oregonian)
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