The Portland Timbers announced winger Yimmi Chará and defender Pablo Bonilla will represent their national teams in the next round of World Cup Qualifying.
Chará played for Colombia in recent warm-up friendlies. Colombia host Peru on Jan. 28th and visit Argentina on Feb. 1st.
Bonilla’s Venezuela host Bolivia on Jan. 28th before visiting Uruguay on Feb. 1st.
Both players are expected to miss Portland’s two preseason games on Jan. 26th and Feb. 3rd.