ATLANTA, GEORGIA—Brookwood grad Walker Zimmerman has made it to the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team (USMNT) that will compete in the FIFA World Cup qualifying matches.
Aside from Zimmerman, two members of the Atlanta United FC have also made it to the USMNT roster.
Zimmerman, a member of LA Galaxy alongside defensive specialists Miles Robinson and George Bello will play for USMNT on Sept. 2 away against El Salvador at Estadio Cuscatlán. The team will then face Canada on Sept. 5 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville and Honduras on Sept. 8 at Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano in San Pedro Sula.
Zimmerman, a 28-year-old who has 17 caps and two goals with the U.S. National Team, is one of 10 defenders on the roster.
Robinson has nine 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.
Bello has made three appearances for the USMNT, making his senior team debut against Trinidad and Tobago on Jan. 31, 2021. Most recently, Bello started two matches during the USMNT’s run to the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup title, including the 1-0 victory against Mexico in the final. The 19-year-old left-back this week became the first Atlanta Homegrown player to be named an MLS All-Star and has started 15 of his 16 MLS appearances in 2021.