Timbers send Nagbe to Atlanta for allocation money
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) The Portland Timbers have traded midfielder Darlington Nagbe to Atlanta United in exchange for $1.65 million in allocation money.
Portland is also sending defender Gbenga Arokoyo to Atlanta and receiving a 2018 international spot as part of the trade.
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Nagbe, who has become a regular on the U.S. national team, has been with the Timbers since the team joined MLS in 2011. He was selected with the second overall pick in that year’s MLS SuperDraft.
He has 27 goals and 30 assists in 214 matches with the Timbers. His goals are the second-most since the team joined MLS.
“Thank you, Portland, and everyone that supported my family and me the past seven years,” he said in a statement released by the Timbers.
Nagbe, 27, has 24 appearances with the national team and one goal.