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Darlington Nagbe

1 January 2011 717 views No Comment

Darlington Nagbe

Age: 20

Position: Forward/Midfielder

Height: 5’9″

Weight: 165lbs

School: Akron

Dropping Timber’s Take: Extremely fast and dangerous player that possesses the ability to create offense from all over the field. Should have an immediate impact with whatever team drafts him and can be plugged in at multiple positions because of his versatility and all-around skill set. Not only uses his speed to test defensive backlines, but also has a high soccer IQ which allows him to cleverly find ways to score. He lead Akron with 14 assists on the season. Could be just as good, if not better, than his predecessors and former Akron stars Steve Zakuani and Teal Bunbury.

What others are Saying:
“Nagbe is regarded as one of the top prospects for this draft. Vancouver needs offense based on the roster they’ve built so far to date….Vancouver needs an impact striker and Nagbe can be just that kind of player for them.” – From WVH Hooligan.

“Nagbe would be an instant scoring threat…” – From International Soccer Network.

“The Whitecaps, being an expansion club, need a player who can step in and play right away. I think they find that in Darlington Nagbe who possesses amazing pace and skill. He is explosive off the dribble and has great vision on the field, and could play as a second forward or out wide in the MLS.” – From The Early Bath.

“Strong, fast and skillful striker who can also play on the wing. Some think he can be better than fellow Akron alums Steve Zakuani and Teal Bunbury.” – From Soccer by Ives.

Extra Links:

- Player Profile from GoZips.com.

- “Darlington Nagbe Will Pass As He Leads Akron into National Semis” from Cleveland.com.

- “Zip’s Nagbe Rises Among NCAA Elite” from Ohio.com.


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