Juan Camilo Portilla was part of the micro-work cycles of the Colombian team in 2022. (Colombian Football Federation)
Juan Camilo Portilla was part of the micro-work cycles of the Colombian team in 2022. (Colombian Football Federation)

A total of 12 players took part in the first practice of the Colombia selection of seniors in 2023. He lowered the orders of Nestor Lawrence at headquarters sport of Barranquilla, an important group of soccer players who are active in Colombian soccer and some of those who play in the United States attended. However, the great novelty of the day was the injury to Juan Camilo Portillaof cali americaduring the training session.

The statement issued by the Colombian Football Federation does not reveal further details of the event, it is only sent to report what happened and names Kevin Brownplayer of Golden Eaglesas the new player called to be part of the roster that will be measured at USA on January 28, 2023. The match will be played at the stadium Dignity Health Park from California since 7:30 p.m., Colombian time.

The wheel of the cali america will miss his debut with the shirt of the Colombia selection in an official match. Although the footballer had integrated some work microcycles in 2022, this was his first call for a friendly meeting. Porthole24 years old, played 41 matches last year with the Red Devils. As a professional, his debut took place in University of Popayanin the second division, and accumulates 147 encounterstwo goals and an average rating of 6.1 in his most recent season, according to the BeSoccer portal.

The footballer will be low with America for the match next Thursday, January 26 against the Sports Tolima in the stadium Manuel Murillo Toro from the city of Ibagué. The Valle del Cauca is one of the players who renewed his contract with the scarlets until the 2025.

Porthole He was one of those chosen to speak to the media prior to the first training. There he was happy for the call and motivated for the friendly match. “Honestly, quite happy and happy to be here again, he had already had the opportunity to be in the microcycles. From the first moment the ‘teacher’ gave us to understand that the National Team belongs to everyone”.

“Without a doubt, because it is the first game you feel anxiety, tingles, they are beautiful sensations that make you remember those beginnings”

Meanwhile, Kevin Brown is a player born in the year 2000 in the municipality of Itagui. His only team as a professional has been Golden Eagleswhere he debuted a October 29, 2020 against Leones in the third round of the Colombian Cup. Since then he has received 67 callsbeing owner in 42 times and acting in more than 3,500 minutes. The recovery midfielder has not yet scored his first goal.

The Colombia selection will be in the city of Barranquilla until Monday, January 23. Then it will concentrate on the sports headquarters of Bogotawhere you plan at least one training session before traveling to USA. This will be the fourth game in the Lorenzo era, after the 4-1 victories against Guatemala3-2 before Mexico and 2-0 against Paraguayanall in 2022.

These are the players called by Nestor Lawrence for the match against the North American team:

1. Juan David Mosquera – Portland Timbers

2. Santiago Moreno – Portland Timbers

3. Nicolás Hernández – Club Athletico Paranaense

4. Dylan Borrero – New England Revolution

5. Juan Camilo Hernandez – Columbus Crew

6. Cristian Arango – Los Angeles FC (LAFC)

7. Diego Valoyes – Club Atletico Talleres

8. Jorman Campuzano – Giresunspor

9. Alexis Perez – Giresunspor

10. Frank Fabra – Boca Juniors Athletic Club

11. Andres Reyes – New York Red Bulls

12. Andrés Llinás – Millionaires FC

13. Alvaro Montero – Millonarios FC

14. Daniel Ruiz – Millionaires FC

15. Daniel Cataño – Millonarios FC

16. Junior Hernandez – Sports Tolima

17. Kevin Castaño – Golden Eagles

18. Yilmar Velasquez – Deportivo Pereira

19. Díber Cambindo – Deportivo Independiente Medellin

20. José Luis Chunga – Oil Alliance.

For now, no more friendly matches are planned, although it is rumored that for the FIFA March date, Colombia will be measured against its similar Peruagain in USA.

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