ATLANTA, GEORGIA—The United States Men’s National team soccer roster (USMNT) has extended their winning streak to two in World Cup Qualifying matches.
On Thursday night, the home team USMNT beat the visiting Jamaica soccer team 2-0 in Austin, Texas.
Striker Ricardo Pepi scored two second half to goals to help USMNT secure the victory at home.
The win put USMNT on top of the standing in the CONCACAF division with eight points after four games.
The top three sides will qualify for the World Cup in 2022, while the fourth-placed team will enter a playoff for a spot in Qatar.
Last September 8, USMNT beat the home team Honduras 4-1 in San Pedro Sula.
Pepi scored a goal and had two assists in the morale-boosting win for the USMNT.
The USMNT hopes to extend their winning streak to three when they visit Panama on Oct. 10, before hosting Costa Rica three days later.
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.