Portland Timbers players come from a variety of countries and various parts of the United States. Different languages, different cultures. Timbers Roots takes a look at some of the origins of Portland players to learn more about where they came from before they were part of The Rose City.
This latest edition: Darlington Nagbe. Through nine appearances in 2017, Nagbe has already claimed both MLS Assist of the Week and MLS Goal of the Week honors. This week, the Timbers veteran tells us about his hometown background.
What is the name of the first team you ever played on?
P.A.O.K – a soccer team in Greece
What position did you play?
Who was your favorite sports hero growing up?
My dad and Thierry Henry
What is the name of your hometown?
Name one unique fact about where you came from.
LeBron James lives close by
Who inspires you?
My mother and my family
What’s your favorite thing to do at home?
Hang out with my family and go to the lake
What is your favorite home-cooked meal?
Rice and chicken
What is your favorite thing to do in Portland?
Check out local parks with the family