U.S. Soccer announced this morning that forward Jeremy Ebobisse and midfielder Eryk Williamson of the Portland Timbers have both been called into “combined preparation camp” by the U-23 men’s national team. The camp begins on Jan. 9 and will run through Jan. 24 in Bradenton, Florida.
Ebobisse has some national team experience already under his belt, making an appearance with the senior team on Jan. 27, 2019 in a friendly against Panama. He’s one of eight players who have previously been capped by USMNT and was a part of the 2017 U-20 FIFA Youth World Cup team. Ebobisse also had a solid 2020, earning Timbers Supporters’ Player of the Year after tallying nine goals and three assists in 22 appearances across all competitions.
Williamson was also a part of that youth team with Ebobisse, but has no senior-level appearances. Williamson had a breakout 2020 with the Timbers, starting regularly in the midfield in his 26 appearances across all competitions. Williamson had three goals and six assists.
This camp marks the resumption of the U-23 squad’s preparations for the Summer Olympics after the suspension of last summer’s Tokyo games. The Olympics are scheduled to start on July 23 of this year. You can get a look at the the Timbers’ press release here and the full roster here.