The 2010 Hermann Trophy winner, Nagbe was selected No. 2 overall in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft by the Timbers. A member of MLS’s Generation adidas, Nagbe appeared in 28 matches during his rookie season in Portland. A standout at the University of Akron, he led the Zips to the NCAA national championship as a junior in 2010.
2012: Set career highs in games played (33), starts (31), minutes played (2,777) and goals (6) in his second MLS season ... Finished second on the team in goals scored ... Scored his first goal of the season, a game-tying strike, in a 1-1 draw at FC Dallas on March 17, becoming just the third Timbers MLS player to score as a substitute ... Notched the first multiple-goal performance in a 3-2 loss to Real Salt Lake March 31 at JELD-WEN Field ... His second goal against RSL in the 65th minute was a finalist (top four) for the 2012 MLS AT&T Goal of the Year ... Won MLS Goal of the Week for Week 4 ... Named to the MLSsoccer.com Team of the Week for Week 4 ... Scored three of his six goals on the season on the road ... Tallied the equalizer in the 82nd minute of a 2-2 draw at Toronto FC on Aug. 15 ... Became the first player in the club’s MLS history to score in three straight matches - Aug. 15 at Toronto FC, Aug. 19 at New York and Aug. 25 vs. Vancouver ... Had a four-game point streak (3g, 1a), the longest by a Timbers player in 2012, from Aug. 15-31 ... Assisted on the game-winning goal by Bright Dike in a 1-0 win over the Colorado Rapids on Sept. 5 ... Earned honorable mention on the MLSsoccer.com Team of the Week in Weeks 24 and 25 ... Became the youngest player to appear in 50 games for the MLS Timbers on Aug. 15 at 22 years, 27 days ... Was featured in an episode of MLS 36, a XXXX, on NBC Sports Network during the season.
2011: Made his professional and MLS debut April 2, coming on as a second-half sub in a 1-1 draw at New England ... In total, made 28 appearances (21 starts) in his rookie campaign ... Scored his first professional goal July 2 against Sporting Kansas City, driving a shot into the top left corner after juggling twice off a deflected free kick ... His first career strike was voted the 2011 AT&T MLS Goal of the Year at season’s end, won MLSsoccer.com Goal of the Week honors (Week 16), was named one of the Top Plays on ESPN’s SportsCenter that night and within days surpassed one million views on YouTube.com ... It was also named the Timbers’ Play of the Year ... Was listed at No. 10 on MLSsoccer.com’s 24-Under-24, identifying the league’s top players under the age of 24 ... Recorded points in back-to-back matches for the first time with a goal Sept. 16 against New England and an assist Sept. 21 against San Jose ... Played in four matches for the Timbers Reserves, recording two goals and an assist in MLS Reserve League play ... Recorded a brace, including the equalizer in second-half stoppage time, in a 3-3 draw against the LA Galaxy Reserves Sept. 1.
COLLEGE: Compiled 19 goals and 19 assists in 73 matches during three collegiate seasons at the University of Akron ... Led Akron to the school’s first team national championship in any sport in 2010, defeating the University of Louisville 1-0 in the NCAA Men’s College Cup final ... Recorded seven goals and 13 assists in 25 games during his junior season of 2010 and won the Hermann Trophy, considered the most prestigious honor in intercollegiate soccer and the official National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Player of the Year award for Division I ... Was a two-time NSCAA All-American, including first-team honors in 2010 ... Was a three-time Mid-American Conference first-team selection ... Named the MAC Player of the Year and honored on the NCAA College Cup All-Tournament team following his junior season ... Helped the Zips win three straight MAC Tournament titles (2008-10) ... Tallied a career-high 10 goals in 25 games as a sophomore in 2009, leading the Zips to the College Cup finals ... Selected to the Soccer America MVP Second Team and named to the All-Great Lakes Region First Team in 2009 ... Voted the All-MAC Newcomer of the Year as a freshman in 2008 ... Appeared in all 23 games during his freshman season ... During his time on campus, aided in a 39-game unbeaten streak at home for the Zips (38-0-1) from 2008-10.
PERSONAL: Pronounced “NAG-bee” ... Father, Joe, is a former captain of the Liberian National Team ... Was rated the No. 21 recruit in the nation out of St. Edwards High School (Ohio) by Rise Magazine prior to arriving at Akron ... Was a member of the Region II ODP team, a 2007 adidas ESP All-Star and a member of the Ohio North ODP team during his prep career ... A member of the U.S. U-15 National Team pool in 2004.