Update Jan. 24 1 p.m.:
After impressing in camp for the USMNT U-23 team under Jason Kreis, Atlanta United’s George Bello and Miles Robinson have officially been selected to the roster for the team’s upcoming friendly against Trinidad and Tobago. The roster in its entirety can be viewed here.
Congratulations to these two, and we know it’s just the start of big things for both of them!
Two of Atlanta United’s brightest young stars are heading back to the international stage. Miles Robinson and George Bello have each received the call to join U.S. Soccer’s hybrid USMNT/USMNT U-23 training camp in Bradenton, Florida from January 9-24.
Both players have been called in by U.S. U-23 head coach Jason Kreis in preparation for the team’s upcoming Olympic qualifying effort, which should take place some time within the next several months.
This is the first call-ups for both players for quite some time. Each have been denied several call-ups in the past due to scheduling conflicts with their club duties.
The U-23 group of players, which consists of 26 names, will train alongside 12 first-team players. After a period of training, select players from the younger group will be promoted to the first-team to play friendly against an opponent to be determined at the end of the month.
Here’s the full roster for both groups.
DEFENDERS (3): Tristan Blackmon (LAFC; 0/0), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls; 18/3), Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC; 13/2)
DEFENDERS (10): Julian Araujo (LA Galaxy), George Bello (Atlanta United FC), Chris Gloster (PSV Eindhoven/NED), Aaron Herrera (Real Salt Lake), Aboubacar Keita (Columbus Crew SC), Henry Kessler (New England Revolution), Mauricio Pineda (Chicago Fire), Bryan Reynolds (FC Dallas), Miles Robinson (Atlanta United FC), Sam Vines (Colorado Rapids)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Hassani Dotson (Minnesota United FC), Bryang Kayo (Wolfsburg/GER), Andrés Perea* (Orlando City SC), Tanner Tessmann (FC Dallas), Eryk Williamson (Portland Timbers), Jackson Yueill (San Jose Earthquakes)
FORWARDS (7): Cade Cowell (San Jose Earthquakes), Daryl Dike (Orlando City SC), Jeremy Ebobisse (Portland Timbers), Jesús Ferreira (FC Dallas), Jonathan Lewis (Colorado Rapids), Benji Michel (Orlando City SC), Djordje Mihailovic (Montreal Impact/CAN)