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Fans pick Nagbe for 2011 Goal of the Year

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Major League Soccer today named Portland Timbers midfielder/forward Darlington Nagbe the winner of the 2011 AT&T Goal of the Year for his goal on July 2 against Sporting Kansas City at JELD-WEN Field.

With the Timbers trailing Sporting Kansas City, Nagbe scored his first professional goal in spectacular fashion by juggling the ball twice in the air, then firing it into the upper left corner of the goal.

The goal was named one of the Top Plays on ESPN's SportsCenter that evening and within days the highlight surpassed one million views on YouTube.

Nagbe's goal was also named the Timbers' 2011 Play of the Year.

The AT&T Goal of the Year was determined by an online fan vote.

Nagbe is the second rookie to win the honor, the first was Damani Ralph of the Chicago Fire in 2003.

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