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ATLANTA, GEORGIA—Four members of the Atlanta United FC have been tapped by their respective countries to play in World Cup Qualifying matches in November.
United FC defensive specialist Miles Robinson will play for the United States Men’s National team soccer roster (USMNT) on Nov. 12 against Mexico at TQL Stadium in Cincinnati.
The team will then travel to face Jamaica on Nov. 16 at Independence Park in Kingston.
Robinson has 14 caps and three goals with the USMNT, earning his senior team debut on Sept. 6, 2019, in a friendly against Mexico. He made his first start and scored his first international goal in a 7-0 win against Trinidad and Tobago on Jan. 31, 2021. Robinson started all six matches and scored two goals at the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup where he helped the U.S. secure five clean sheets and scored the game-winning goal in the final to defeat Mexico 1-0. The 24-year-old was also recently named to his first MLS All-Star team and has started 14 of his 15 MLS appearances in 2021.
Another United FC defensive specialist Ronald Hernandez was selected to play for Venezuela by interim manager Leonardo González Antequera for two World Cup Qualifying matches in CONMEBOL against Ecuador on November 11 and Peru on November 16.
Hernández has made 21 appearances for Venezuela and recorded one goal and one assist. He made his debut with the senior team as a starter in a World Cup Qualifying match against Paraguay on Oct. 11, 2017. Hernández played in every match for Venezuela during the 2019 and 2021 Copa América tournaments. This summer he made four appearances with one start at the 2021 Copa América, where he scored his first international goal against Ecuador on June 20, 2021. Hernández also made 17 appearances for Venezuela’s U-20 squad and played every minute of the 2017 U-20 World Cup in South Korea where Venezuela reached the final.
United FC forward Machop Chol will play for the South Sudan men’s national team.
Another United FC player Caleb Wiley will play for the U.S. U-20 men’s national team for the Revelations Cup in Mexico from Nov. 7-17.
The tournament helps the squad prepare for the 2022 Concacaf U-20 Championship, which will serve as a qualification to the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup and the 2024 Summer Olympics.
The academy player represented the U.S. U-17s in a UEFA Development Tournament last year.
This is the 16-year-old’s first call-up for the U-20s.
The Revelations Cup will play a round-robin schedule. Matches will kick off at the Miguel Alemán Valdés stadium, home to the Celaya Football Club, located in the city of Celaya in Guanajuato.

By bob

A veteran soccer journalist who is an avid fan of Atlanta United and Lionel Messi.

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