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Nagbe's year: Citizenship, playoffs and the US national team

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Things couldn't be better for Darlington Nagbe.

The 25-year-old midfielder became an American citizen in September, he just returned from his first call-up with the U.S. national team, and his Portland Timbers are in the MLS Cup playoffs.

To top it off, Nagbe and his wife are expecting a son next month.