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Darlington Nagbe says goodbye to Atlanta after “an incredible two years”

The feeling is mutual.

MLS: New England Revolution at Atlanta United FC Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Well, it’s officially official. Darlington Nagbe is no longer a member of the Atlanta United roster. The club announced today that they’ve traded the midfielder to the Columbus Crew in exchange for a boatload of allocation monies and an international slot.

Upon his departure, the ever-classy Nagbe had some nice things to say about the club, the fans and his time in Atlanta. He posted this lovely farewell message on his Twitter account:

What an incredible two years it’s been Atlanta. I left Portland after being there for 7 years and starting my family there. When I moved here I wasn’t sure what to expect. Atlanta, you’ve shown us love and made us feel at home from the very beginning. You will always hold a special place in my heart. My second son was born here. I’ve seen my kids grow and develop their crazy, loving personalities here. Thank you Arthur, Darren, Carlos, and Paul for bringing me in to help this club accomplish what we did. MLS Cup Champions, US Open Cup Champions, Campeones Cup Champions. Thank you to EVERY SINGLE staff member involved with Atlanta United in ANY way!

Thank you to the fans for your love and support and creating an amazing atmosphere every game! Thank you to my coaches, medical staff, strength staff, and equipment staff for everything on and off the field! Thank you to my teammates for for the trophies and memories on the field, but most importantly your friendships. Wishing you all nothing but the best in life and on the field!!

All love,


Thanks for everything, Darlington. Good luck in the future.