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Atlanta United November International Break Primer

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How to watch and previewing the four Atlanta United representatives playing for their countries in November’s international competitions.

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SOCCER: OCT 07 World Cup Qualifying - USA v Jamaica Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

It’s a bit of a lighter international break for Atlanta United in terms of the number of players departing the club this November (yay) than we’ve seen in previous international breaks this season. The club has three senior players and one academy representative playing for their national teams this window:

  • Miles Robinson - United States
  • Ronald Hernandez - Venezuela
  • Machop Chol - South Sudan (debut)
  • Caleb Wiley - U-20 United States

Miles Robinson

While this break only consists of two matches as opposed to three in the prior two windows, this one includes one of the most important fixtures in World Cup Qualifying for the United States as they play host to rivals Mexico — led by former Atlanta United Head Coach Tata Martino — on Friday, Nov. 12 in Cincinnati. Then, the team flies down to Kingston to play Jamaica on Tuesday, Nov. 16. Even better for Robinson is that since Atlanta United’s last game was obviously in Cincinnati, so he is saved two flights.

Here’s how the table has shaped up through six of the 14 matches to be played during CONCACAF’s final World Cup Qualifying stage:

Robinson’s importance to Gregg Berhalter’s national team has grown steadily and rapidly since his standout performance in this summer’s Gold Cup, where he put the exclamation point on a great camp with the winning goal in the final against Mexico.

Now, Berhalter decided against calling in veteran CB John Brooks after struggling in recent matches with the national side, leaving even more responsibility on the plate of Robinson to step up on the biggest stage in qualifying.

Friday, November 12 – 9:10 p.m. ET

USA vs. Mexico

Cincinnati, Ohio

ESPN2, ESPN+, Univision, TUDN

Tuesday, November 16 – 5:00 p.m. ET

Jamaica vs. USA

Kingston, Jamaica

Paramount +, NBC Universo

Ronald Hernandez

MLS: Los Angeles FC at Atlanta United FC Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

It would be perfect for Atlanta United if Ronald Hernandez can get a couple starts under his belt to build some form ahead of the MLS Cup Playoffs, considering the limited amount of game time he’s received at the club as of late.

It may come as a bit of a surprise that Hernandez was called up again despite not featuring heavily for Atlanta, but Head Coach Gonzalo Pineda admitted after the team’s 2-1 win over FC Cincinnati on Decision Day that he started Hernandez in the game because he’s been earning it on the training pitch.

Tuesday, November 11 – 4:00 p.m. ET

Ecuador vs. Venezuela

Quito, Ecuador

fuboTV

Tuesday, November 16 – 4:00 p.m. ET

Venezuela vs. Peru

Caracas, Venezuela

fuboTV

Machop Chol

MLS: Atlanta United FC at Nashville SC Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Congratulations to Machop Chol! The Atlanta United homegrown winger will hopefully receive his first senior international cap for his nation after being called in for the first time in his career. South Sudan is not in World Cup Qualifying, so these two matches are friendlies.

Saturday, November 13 – 12:00 a.m. ET

South Sudan vs. Gambia

Follow along on Eurosport

Monday, November 15 – 12:00 a.m. ET

South Sudan vs. Algeria

Follow along on Eurosport

Caleb Wiley

And finally, a big shoutout to Atlanta United’s only academy player in action — Caleb Wiley. The 16-year-old left back was called up to the U.S. U-20 men’s national team for the Revelations Cup in Mexico from Nov. 7-17. The tournament helps the squad prepare for the 2022 Concacaf U-20 Championship, which will serve as qualification to the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup and the 2024 Summer Olympics. It’s Wiley’s first appearance for the U-20s after representing at lower age levels.

Wednesday, November 10 – 6:00 p.m. ET

USA vs. Brazil

Celaya, Mexico

TUDN.com, TUDN App, TUDN USA

Saturday, November 13 – 4:30 p.m. ET

USA vs. Colombia

Celaya, Mexico

TUDN.com, TUDN App, TUDN USA

Tuesday, November 16– 6:00 p.m. ET

USA vs. Mexico

Celaya, Mexico

TUDN.com, TUDN App, TUDN USA