The Daily Drool: Darlington Nagbe

4 Jan

darlington-nagbe1Attacking midfielder/winger Darlington currently plays for MLS side Portland Timbers. Born in Liberia, he lived in France, Greece and Switzerland before settling in Cleveland, Ohio when he was 11. The reason for all the moving was his dad, Joe Nagbe, was a professional footballer and captain of the Liberian National Team. Almost every picture of him has him flashing that fantastic smile, but I definitely enjoyed this more stoic shot with a piece of the Timbers’ famous log. Still a Liberian citizen, he has a US green card and is married to an American (his college girlfriend, Felicia – they have a baby girl due any minute), so he may be eligible to play for the USMNT as early as 2015. He seems like such a sweet guy, with a really interesting story.

3 Responses to “The Daily Drool: Darlington Nagbe”

  1. Christine January 4, 2014 at 9:14 am #

    Doesn’t his smile make you smile? 🙂

  2. mygypsyspirit January 4, 2014 at 11:39 pm #

    What a beautiful smile!

  3. jellyace January 5, 2014 at 12:13 am #

    Great smile! That shirt? Axe(s)l Rose?

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