U.S. Soccer Development Academy alum and Portland Timbers forward Darlington Nagbe notched an equalizer in the 51st minute as Portland pulled off a 1-1 draw on the road against FC Dallas on Saturday at FC Dallas Stadium. Nagbe was a halftime sub for Jorge Perlaza and he made the most of his 45-minute stint with his first goal of the season and third of his early career. Nagbe was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft out of Akron.
FC Dallas rookie and Academy product Bryan Leyva made his MLS debut in that match. The FC Dallas homegrown player started and had a shot on goal in 45 minutes of work. George John entered for Leyva to start the second half.
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Cristhian Hernandez, formerly of Players Development Academy, made his MLS debut as a second-half sub during the Philadelphia Union’s 2-1 loss to the Colorado Rapids on Sunday. Hernandez played the final 18 minutes of the match. Teammate and Academy alum Zac MacMath had two saves in his second start this season and ninth career MLS start.