The Portland Timbers defeated Sporting Kansas City, 3-0, at Providence Park in a very ugly, hard fought match.
However, despite the cards (including two red ones) and attacking inefficiency (mostly from Sporting), fans and viewers were treated to two very nice goals. The second may be of particular interest to U.S. national team fans.
Watch below as Jack Jewsbury finishes a layoff from Darlington Nagbe:
Nagbe with some moves lays off to Jewsbury. 2-0 Timbers. pic.twitter.com/7lEP4I10Px— Total MLS (@TotalMLS) August 7, 2016
And here it is from another angle:
That's a well placed finish from Jewsbury, but obviously Nagbe's technical ability, awareness, and timing to create the goal are what stand out. The highlight almost appears routine because it's what we've all come to expect from the Liberia-born midfielder.
Nagbe, 26, made his national team last year after becoming a citizen. He's made ten appearances for the USMNT and was included in the squad for the Copa America Centenario.
And here's Diego Valeri's goal (via r/mls) because why not?