The biography of USMNT player Darlington Nagbe who plays his club soccer for Columbus in MLS.
Caps: 25 | Goals: 1
Darlington Nagbe is the son of professional soccer player Joe Nagbe. Born in Liberia, he and his family immigrated to Europe and then to the United States. He played his youth soccer in Cleveland, joining the strong University of Akron squad where he was part of the 2010 College Cup winning squad and won the Hermann Trophy. Portland took Nagbe with the second pick of the 2011 SuperDraft. He won the 2015 MLS Cup with the Timbers, the 2018 MLS Cup with Atlanta, and the 2020 MLS Cup with Columbus.
At USMNT level, Nagbe became a citizen in 2015. He made his first appearance with the National Team on Nov 16, 2015. Nagbe joined Atlanta United for the 2018 season. He moved to Columbus for the 2020 season.
Youth Soccer: Nagbe played for Lakewood High School and Region II ODP. He also spent time with the Cleveland Internationals in the USL while attending the University of Akron.
Started the Mar 27 friendly against Paraguay.
Played in the January camp friendlies against Serbia on Jan 29 and Jamaica on Feb 3. Started the Mar 24 World Cup qualifier against Honduras and against Panama in the WCQ on Mar 28. Started in the friendly against Venezuela on Jun 3. Started the World Cup qualifier against Trinidad & Tobago on Jun 8. Subbed on against Mexico on Jun 11. Started against El Salvador in the quarterfinals on Jul 19. Started the Jul 22 semifinal against Costa Rica and the final against Jamaica on Jul 26. In the starting lineup for the Sep 1 qualifier against Costa Rica. Started against Honduras on Sep 5. Started the World Cup qualifier against Panama on Oct 6 and against Trinidad & Tobago on Oct 10.
Scored against Ecuador on May 25.
Debuted on Nov 13 in a World Cup qualifier against St Vincent and the Grenadines.
Played in all 34 regular season games for Columbus, finishing 8th in the East.
Made 33 regular season appearances for the Crew, finishing 9th.
Played in 15 games for the MLS Cup winning Crew.
Finished 2nd in the East and advanced to the conference semifinals with Atlanta. Traded to Columbus for allocation money in November.
Won MLS Cup with Atlanta.
Part of a Portland Timbers squad that finished top of the western Conference table. Traded to Atlanta United in December.
Played in 27 games scoring once and made the All-Star Team.
33 games and five goals in an MLS Cup winning season.
Played in 32 games for Portland.
Scored nine times in 34 games for Portland.
Made 33 appearances scoring six times.
Drafted at #2 by Portland, Nagbe played in 28 games scoring twice and winning Goal of the Year.