Tuiloma joins New Zealand to play two friendly matches on Sept. 22 & 24

PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland Timbers defender Bill Tuiloma was called up by the New Zealand Men’s National Team to play two international friendly matches, the club announced today. Tuiloma is set to join New Zealand on Sept. 19.

Tuiloma and New Zealand will face Australia twice during the FIFA window. The first match will take place on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 3 a.m. (Pacific) at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia. Three days later, the All Whites will travel home to host the Socceroos on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. (Pacific) at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand.

Tuiloma, 27, has made 34 appearances for New Zealand, scoring four goals in the past two years (2021-2022). The Kiwi defender has been apart of New Zealand’s U-17, U-20 and U-23 teams before making his senior debut on Oct. 15, 2013, at the age of 18.