ATLANTA, GEORGIA—The dream of the United States Men’s National team soccer roster (USMNT) to win its opening game in the World Cup Qualifying matches in Concacaf did not go as planned.
The visiting USMNT only managed to salvage a scoreless draw against the home team El Salvador on September 2 at Estadio Cuscatlán.
The visiting USMNT was very aggressive from the get-go but the home team played tough defense and did not allow them to score.
The USMNT hopes to nail down its first win in the tournament when they host the dangerous Canada soccer team on Sept. 5 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville.
Two members of USMNT are players of the Atlanta United FC namely defensive specialists Miles Robinson and George Bello.
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.

By bob

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