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Eryk Williamson called up to USMNT U-23 training camp

The Timbers midfielder is one of 31 players that have been called into the camp ahead of the Concacaf Men’s Olympic Qualifying Championship.

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For the second time this year, Portland Timbers midfielder Eryk Williamson has been called up for a 31-player training camp by the U-23 U.S. Men’s National Team in preparation for the Concacaf Men’s Olympic Qualifying Championship in Guadalajara, Mexico

This is the second time in 2021 that Williamson has been called into a U-23 USMNT camp, as he was called in along with Timbers forward Jeremy Ebobisse as part of more preparations for the Olympic Qualifying Championship. Williamson also participated in a 2019 domestic training camp for the U-23s back in 2019 and was a part of the 2017 U-20 FIFA Youth World Cup team.

Williamson had a breakout season in 2020, appearing in 21 matches (17 starts) for the Timbers and tallying three goals and five assists. Expanding it to all competitions, Williamson played in 26 matches (22 starts) and added one more assist to his total.

U-23 head coach Jason Kreis will select a final 20-player tournament roster sometime later this month. The U.S. will start qualifying with a matchup against Costa Rica on Thursday, March 18. They will then face off against the Dominican Republic on Sunday, March 21 before wrapping up the group stage against Mexico on Wednesday, March 24. You can find all 31 players invited to the camp as well as the Timbers press release here.