Nagbe, Media Day 2017
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Timbers Roots | Darlington Nagbe's NBA neighbor and love for frequenting Portland parks

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?
Midfield

Who was your favorite sports hero growing up?
My dad and Thierry Henry


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What is the name of your hometown?
Cleveland, Ohio

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

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