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Marco Farfan called in by U.S. Men’s National Team

He’s the first Timbers Academy product to earn a call up to the senior team.

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The U.S. Men’s National Team announced the 22 players called up for training camp on Monday, and for the first time ever Portland Timbers defender Marco Farfan made the cut. Farfan will join the USMNT in Fort Lauderdale, Florida as they prepare for their Dec. 9 matchup against El Salvador.

The 22-year-old defender is the first Timbers Academy product to be called up to the senior men’s national team, although he has represented them before at the youth level. Farfan was called in for the U-23 domestic training camp back in 2019. He is now one of 11 players who have a chance to earn their first cap for the USMNT.

Farfan had a solid year with the Timbers this season, logging a career-high 854 minutes in 14 appearances (nine starts). The Gresham, Oregon native has played in 37 matches (24 starts) during his time in Portland and was a part of the Portland team that won the MLS is Back Tournament in Orlando back in August. You can read about the whole list of players here.