The Portland Timbers don't play again until tomorrow, but you can still get a little bit of that Timbers flavor from tonight's match between the United States Men's National Team and the Canadian Men's National. With Darlington Nagbe, one of only four remaining 2011 Timbers with the side, and Will Johnson, the Timbers' captain until he was traded to Toronto FC over the offseason, both likely to see the pitch, this one is a must see.
The Timbers' talisman got a run out in Tuesday's match against Iceland, helping to earn the free kick that turned into the team's eventual game winner. Still, Nagbe was beset by the same positional issues that he has faced for much of his career: while his time on the ball was immaculate as usual, completing 24 of 25 passes in his 29 minutes on the pitch, Nagbe was bounced all over the field, playing wide on the flank before eventually being moved to a more central role to close out the game.
Johnson, who was traded to Toronto in mid-December, has yet to play alongside any of his new teammates, even among the players called in to Canada's winter training camp. He will, however, be matched up against a pair of them in USMNT regulars Michael Bradley and Jozy Altidore.
Watch it on: FOX Sports 1, UniMas
Kickoff: Coverage starts at 7:30 p.m. PT at the StubHub Center in Carson, CA
United States: No. 32 in the FIFA rankings; beat Iceland 3-2 on Tuesday
Canada: No. 85 in the FIFA rankings; has not played during this window