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ATLANTA, GEORGIA—After two successive wins in the World Cup Qualifying Matches, the United States Men’s National team soccer roster (USMNT) is back on the drawing board once again.
This scenario developed after the visiting USMNT suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of the home team Panama soccer team in Panama City, Panama last October 10.
Coming into the game against Panama, USMN coach Gregg Berhalter has decided to change his line-up.
Such a move is not good as the team suffered a defeat after winning their previous two games in the CONCACAF division.
In the CONCACAF, 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.
The USMNT hopes to get back to the winning track when they host Costa Rica on October 13.
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.

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