|Date of birth||July 19, 1990|
|Place of birth||Monrovia, Liberia|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Playing position||Attacking Midfielder
|Current club||Portland Timbers|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 27, 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
College and amateur
Born in Liberia, the Nagbe family lived in France, Greece and Switzerland due to Joe Nagbe's footballing career, before settling in the Cleveland, Ohio area in 2001 when Darlington was 11 years old.
Nagbe grew up in Lakewood, Ohio, where he attended Lakewood High School and then St. Edward High School, scoring 18 goals and adding 10 assists as a senior. He was a member of the Region II ODP team, was a 2007 adidas ESP All-Star and was member of the Ohio North ODP team, as well as winning four Ohio state club titles with the Cleveland Internationals.
Nagbe played college soccer at the University of Akron, scoring 19 goals and contributing 19 assists in 73 matches during three collegiate seasons. He was a Soccer America All-Freshman first team honoree, and was named the All-MAC Newcomer of the Year in as a freshman in 2008. As a sophomore in 2009 Nagbe was named to the NSCAA All-America Second Team, the Soccer America MVP Second Team, the Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Season Second Team, the All-Great Lakes Region First Team and the All-Mid-American Conference First Team. In 2010 Nagbe helped the Akron Zips to their first ever national championship, a 1-0 regulation win in the College Cup Final against Louisville; he was subsequently named to the NSCAA All-America First Team, the All-MAC First Team, the College Cup All-Tournament Team, and was honored with the MAC Hermann Trophy as the 2010 College Soccer Player of the Year. His coach at Akron was Caleb Porter, who played four games for San Jose in 1999 and is currently his head coach with the Portland Timbers.
Nagbe was selected by Portland Timbers in the first round (2nd overall) of the 2011 MLS SuperDraft. After missing the first couple of weeks of the season due to injury, Nagbe made his professional debut on April 2, 2011 in a 1-1 tie with New England Revolution. Nagbe scored his first goal with a brilliant volley (which was eventually named the 2011 MLS goal of the year) in a 2-1 loss to Sporting Kansas City on July 2, 2011. He found the net twice with two excellent shots on March 31, 2012, though they weren't enough to keep the Timbers from going down, 2-3, to a resurgent Real Salt Lake.
Darlington is the son of Somah Nagbe and Joe Nagbe, the former captain of the Liberian national team. He is currently a Liberian citizen. He has two younger sisters, Martha and Seta, and one older brother. He is currently expecting a baby daughter due around the beginning of 2014.
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