Pos: M/F | Portland Timbers | Age: 23
Back in the Portland Timbers inaugural MLS campaign in 2011, then-rookie forward Darlington Nagbe made his presence known to not just the league, but to the whole soccer world with a brilliant golazo against Sporting Kansas City.
Now two years later, the promising young striker with quicksilver moves has blossomed not only into a key offensive cog in the team's high-pace offense with a tied-for-the-team lead eight goals (a career high), but he has also become one of the finest young players in MLS.
With excellent vision and fluidity on the ball the humble and charming Nagbe was named as MLSsoccer.com's #1 player on their annual 24 Under 24 list.
Opta Says: Darlington Nagbe is second amongst players eligible for 24 Under 24 with 1.7 chances created per game, and fourth with 0.4 goals per game this season. No other player is in the top four of both categories.
|Tale of the Tape|
|Last Year in 24U24: #15|
|Matches played: 28|
|Matches started: 28|