There will be no snubbing this time. Portland Timbers midfielder Eryk Williamson has been named to the U.S. Men’s National Team roster for the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup this July. He will report to Kansas City for a training camp with the team on July 5.
Williamson has had a stellar year so far for the Timbers. In 10 appearances (eight starts), Williamson has notched a goal and two assists while also being a strong presence defensively. He was named to the MLS Team of the Week (Week 5) after earning two assists in a win over the San Jose Earthquakes. He had three goals and five assists last season for the Timbers in 21 appearances (17 starts).
The 23-year-old midfielder also has experience at the international level. He has earned one cap with the U-23 squad of the USMNT and was called into a training camp for the U-23s back in March. He was also a part of the U-20 USMNT team that competed at the U-20 FIFA World Cup back in 2017.
Williamson and the USMNT — who will be playing in Group B — will get things started with a match against the Prelim Winner on July 11 at 6 p.m. Pacific. They will then play Martinique on July 15 at 7 p.m. Pacific and then Canada on July 18 at 2 p.m. Pacific. The top two teams in Group B will advance to the quarterfinals in Arlington, TX on July 25.
You can read the press release here.