Now in his third season, Timbers midfielder/forward Darlington Nagbe has been finding his rhythm throughout the 2013 campaign. His five goals and two assists plus breathtaking ability on the ball have helped the Timbers climb into a tie for first place in the Western Conference.
Re-united with his University of Akron coach Caleb Porter, Nagbe has become the all-time leading goal scorer in Timbers MLS history this season. And now it's time to get him on his first-ever MLS All-Star team to take on AS Roma on July 31.
Need some reasons? How about the time Darlington Nagbe did this:
What about this?
While the match doesn't count in MLS season play, this U.S. Open goal against FC Dallas is an absolute thing of beauty.
Nagbe's performance on the field this season pretty much speaks for itself. But, if you needed any more reasons to vote for Darlington for the 2013 MLS All-Star Game in Kansas City, here are a few:
- With 13 career MLS goals, is currently the Timbers MLS career leader in goals scored
- The club's MLS career leader in both shots and shots on goal
- Named to the MLSsoccer.com Team of the Week for Week 16
- His turnaround stunner won the MLS Goal of the Week for Week 16
Remember: Vote early and vote often plus you can text each player's last name to 22442 to vote as well. Voting ends July 2, 2013 at 3pm PT.