PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland Timbers midfielder Darlington Nagbe has been called into camp with the U.S. Men’s National Team for the team’s annual January training camp from Jan. 10-Feb. 3, it was announced today. Players will report to the U.S. Soccer National Training Center on Jan. 10, and the camp will include training in Carson, Calif., as well as friendlies against Serbia on Sunday, Jan. 29, and versus Jamaica on Friday, Feb. 3.
Head coach Bruce Arena and the U.S. Men’s National Team will open training camp at the National Training Center in preparation for the team’s first two matches of 2017. The United States will kick off 2017 with its opening contest of the year against Serbia on Jan. 29 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Calif., beginning at 1 p.m. (Pacific). The match will be broadcast live on ESPN2 and UniMas. The United States will then travel to Chattanooga, Tenn., to square off against Jamaica on Feb. 3, at Finley Stadium at 4 p.m. (Pacific). The Feb. 3 match will be broadcast live on FS1 and UniMas (simulcast on UDN).
Nagbe has earned 10 caps on the international stage with the United States, including three appearances in the 2016 Copa America Centenario, playing against Colombia and Argentina. Nagbe recorded his first international goal for the U.S. Men’s National Team in a 1-0 victory against Ecuador on May 25, 2016, scoring the game-winning goal in the 90th minute. Nagbe made his debut for the United States during 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying on Nov. 13, 2015, playing 26 minutes as a substitute in a 6-1 win against St. Vincent and the Grenadines at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Mo.
In 2016, Nagbe made 27 regular-season appearances (27 starts) for the Timbers, notching five assists, which ranked tied for the second-most on the team. Since joining Portland in 2011, Nagbe has made 187 appearances (176 starts), ranking him first in games played for the team across all eras (since 1975).