The Portland Timbers had the second pick in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft, but must feel like they were number one on the list as 2010 Hermann Trophy winner striker and midfielder Darlington Nagbe surprisingly fell to them at number two as Vancouver chose Omar Salgado with their first pick.

In the second round, the Timbers chose defender Chris Taylor from the University of Tulsa.

Nagbe, who scored 19 goals and had 19 assists in 73 games for the University of Akron, and was a NSCAA Second Team All-American, and was one of five Akron Zips to be chosen in the first round. Nagbe, along with teammate Perry Kitchen, were considered by most to be the top two players in this draft. Kitchen went to DC United with the 3rd pick.

Taylor was a four year starter for Tulsa, playing a total of 82 games, and earning third team All-Conference USA honors this past year.

http://portlandtimbers.com/news/2011/01/timbers-select-darlington-nagbe-2-overall-chris-taylor-second-round (Timbers website)

http://portlandtimbers.com/news/2011/01/timbers-ecstatic-land-nagbe-no-2 (Timbers website)