Darlington Nagbe Biography
Birthday: July 19, 1990 (Cancer)
Born In: Monrovia, Liberia
Darlington Nagbe is a Liberia-born American soccer player who has been hailed as one of the best young players in the country. He plays as a midfielder for the Portland Timbers in Major League Soccer and the United States men's national soccer team. He moved to the US at the age of eleven, and was discovered by Caleb Porter, who coached him in the United States U-23 team and the University of Akron men's team. Two years after he joined Portland Timbers, Caleb became the head coach of the team and brought in many of his former teammates from his college team, which resulted in solid understanding between the coach and the players and helped him flourish. As his father, Joe Nagbe played in European countries, his fans feared that given the right opportunity, he might move to Europe as well. After long anticipation, he finally became a US citizen in September 2015 and was selected into the national team in November. He has been part of the Portland Timbers team which won the 2015 MLS Cup and the US international team that won the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup.