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Dave
Post #46
Friday January 23, 2015 4:34am

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When/IF Nagbe is given an opportunity with the USMNT he could be another attacking option in either the 4-3-3 as a wide forward, the 4-2-3-1 as a CM or wide attacker, or in the 4-4-2 as a wing midfielder or ACM in a diamond.
His competition will likely be:
Gyau, Rubin, Green, Wood, Bedoya, Lee, Dempsey, Zusi.....

He's shown in MLS that he's got good speed, control, willingness to defend, attack defenders 1 v 1, and setting up opportunities for others.

Does he have enough to take to compete at the international level....in CONCACAF I believe he does. But only time will tell if he's got what it takes to compete with the EU & SA big boys.

Live490
Texas
Post #47
Friday January 23, 2015 6:31am

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I rate him higher than Zusi, Davis, Bedoya, Fragile Green, or anyone on the wings at the moment. Him and Gyau would be fantastic!

hamsamwich
Post #48
Friday January 23, 2015 12:39pm

Joined Oct 2013
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Probably cause when I saw him play it was in the middle, he wasnt a winger that night. I was impressed with the guys vision and power with the ball. I guess I saw him out of position and he's more of a wide player then?

Percival
Post #49
Friday January 23, 2015 6:53pm

Joined Apr 2014
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[quote]Original post from Live490

I rate him higher than Zusi, Davis, Bedoya, Fragile Green, or anyone on the wings at the moment. Him and Gyau would be fantastic![/quote

I'd give the nod to Bedoya at the moment but Nagbe's ceiling is higher. Can't wait to get him on board.

rd1
Post #50
Friday January 23, 2015 7:51pm

Joined Dec 2012
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Not sure anyone's "ceiling" is higher than Green's... Any of these folks may be better today, but "ceiling-wise" Green is still raw...

Percival
Post #51
Friday January 23, 2015 9:00pm

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Original post from rd1

Not sure anyone's "ceiling" is higher than Green's... Any of these folks may be better today, but "ceiling-wise" Green is still raw...


Meant only as a comparison between Nagbe and Bedoya. Bedoya's, imo, the best winger in the pool at present. Nagbe's ceiling is higher than Bedoya. Hard to say with Green, he's still young.

Live490
Texas
Post #52
Saturday January 24, 2015 2:24am

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Yeah true that Percival, because Nagbe had a poor season and Bedoya has been great ATM.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #53
Saturday January 24, 2015 4:17am

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Yes Nagbe only scored like two gals this past season, but he had his best season in Assists. Hardly a poor season.

rd1
Post #54
Saturday January 24, 2015 4:42am

Joined Dec 2012
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I only hope Nagbe is actually his stated age:-). He definitely has potential...

Live490
Texas
Post #55
Saturday January 24, 2015 5:17am

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How many assists?
if he did more than ten then yes.

skangles
DC
Post #56
Tuesday July 28, 2015 4:37am

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Per Goff today:


*Darlington Nagbe, a Portland Timbers attacker, is in the final stages of becoming a U.S. citizen, making him eligible for selection by Jurgen Klinsmann. Paperwork should be completed sometime in September.

Nagbe, who plays primarily as a right or left attacking midfielder, is an intriguing U.S. prospect, but even if citizenship were granted soon, Klinsmann would not toss him into consequential games right away. A pre-friendly training camp or the annual winter gathering is the more likely scenario.


camparkinson
Post #57
Tuesday July 28, 2015 4:48am

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Nagbe is very good, one of the best players at speed in the MLS and would become one of the best winger options in the pool right away.

He's pretty much exactly what the US lacked in this Gold Cup, someone you can get the ball to wide who can create chances for his teammates, I know the conventional thought is to ease him in, but I'd like to see him in there as soon as possible. Could be at the very least a great bench option.

EKneezy
Atlanta
Post #58
Tuesday July 28, 2015 5:00am

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 3,261
Original post from camparkinson

Nagbe is very good, one of the best players at speed in the MLS and would become one of the best winger options in the pool right away.

He's pretty much exactly what the US lacked in this Gold Cup, someone you can get the ball to wide who can create chances for his teammates, I know the conventional thought is to ease him in, but I'd like to see him in there as soon as possible. Could be at the very least a great bench option.


100 percent agree. Throw him in and see how he does.

USAGunner
West Palm Beach
Post #59
Tuesday July 28, 2015 1:18pm

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I think Wingers can be thrown in quickly. Some positions need to be eased in, I don't think Wing is one of those.
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EKneezy
Atlanta
Post #60
Friday September 11, 2015 2:51am

Joined May 2013
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Nagbe is officially a citizen. October might be too early but November against those opponents wouldn't be a shock.

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