SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Darlington Nagbe

SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Darlington Nagbe

SBI MLS Rookie of the Week

SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Darlington Nagbe

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When Darlington Nagbe was made the No. 2 overall pick in the 2011 MLS Draft it was widely believed he was the most MLS-ready player in the draft, and the player most capable of making a serious impact on the league.

Last Friday, Nagbe provided the latest bit of evidence to support those early opinions by terrorizing the New England Revolution defense in Portland's 3-0 victory at Jeld-Wen Field. Nagbe headed home his second goal of the season, but it was his dynamic runs and threatening forays that impressed as much as his goal.

Nagbe edged out Houston striker Will Bruin, who's clutch game-winning header helped the Dynamo beat San Jose. Philadelphia goalkeeper Zak MacMath notched his second straight shutout to also earn consideration.

What did you think of Nagbe's performance? What rookie impressed you the most in MLS this past week?

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