This Saturday, the U.S. Men's National Team will face off with the Colombia Men's National Team in an exciting international friendly match at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California (4:30pm PT, TNT, Peacock). The match will be the first meeting between the two teams since October 2018, when Colombia defeated the US 4-2 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.
Three players from the Portland Timbers could potentially take the field during the match: U.S. midfielder Eryk Williamson (who played 32 minutes in the US's 2-1 defeat against Serbia on Wednesday night) and Colombians Santiago Moreno and Juan Mosquera.
Williamson is looking to take on a larger role in the 2026 World Cup cycle, having now featured in five games for the U.S. team. Williamson debuted with the senior national team against Haiti in the Gold Cup on July 11, 2011, and went 87 minutes in the USMNT's 1-0 win against Mexico in that tournament's final. He has also scored four goals in 21 games between the U-20 and U-23 teams.
Moreno and Mosquera, meanwhile, are also making names for themselves. Moreno, who joined the Timbers as a U22 Initiative signing in July 2021 from América de Cali, has seen his stock rise with each season in Portland and enjoyed a standout 2022 MLS season with seven goals and eight assists. Since arriving, the 22-year-old has put up seven career goals and 12 assists in 47 matches, as well as making his international debut last November against Paraguay. Mosquera, who signed with the Timbers last July from Independiente Medellín, is expected to become the team's starting right back in 2023, making three appearances for Portland at the end of last year.
It's a friendly yes, but all three Timbers are looking to prove themselves on the international stage.
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