CHICAGO (AP) — Sergiño Dest will miss the United States' last three World Cup qualifiers after straining his left thigh and was replaced on the roster Friday by left back George Bello.
Dest, the top American choice at right back, was hurt Thursday during Barcelona's Europa League win at Turkey's Galatasary.
NEW YORK (AP) — Gio Reyna, Jordan Pefok and Ethan Horvath are back for the United States' final World Cup qualifiers but Sergiño Dest appears likely to miss the three games.
BERLIN (AP) — American defender George Bello says he is “starstruck” to be facing players like Erling Haaland and Robert Lewandowski after securing a move to Bundesliga club Arminia Bielefeld.
After joining Bielefeld from Major League Soccer’s Atlanta in January, the 20-year-old Bello made his first start in a 1-0 loss at Borussia Dortmund on Saturday, playing the full game after previously making four substitute appearances for the German team.
BIELEFELD, Germany (AP) — United States defender George Bello joined German first division team Arminia Bielefeld from Atlanta United on the last day of the winter transfer period on Monday.
The German club said 20-year-old Bello signed a deal through June 2026 and will wear the No.
PHOENIX (AP) — Colorado defender Auston Trusty was added Saturday to the U.S. training camp roster for keeping Major League Soccer players fit ahead of World Cup qualifiers.
The 23-year-old has played for youth national teams but not the senior national team.
PANAMA CITY, Panama (AP) — The United States changed seven starters for Sunday night’s World Cup qualifier against Panama, inserting forward Gyasi Zardes along with midfielders Kellyn Acosta, Sebastian Lletget and winger Tim Weah.
ATLANTA (AP) — Ezequiel Barco had a goal and an assist, keeping Atlanta United hot with a 3-2 win over D.C. United on Saturday.
Barco notched his sixth goal and fifth assist in nine games, a time that has seen Atlanta win seven times in eight games to surge into solid playoff contention.
SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — Forward Ricardo Pepi was given his U.S. national team debut as under-pressure coach Gregg Berhalter changed five starters for Wednesday night’s World Cup qualifier at Honduras.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ezequiel Barco scored a pair of goals and Atlanta United defeated the Columbus Crew 3-2 Saturday.
Barco gave United (3-6-9) a 1-0 lead in the fifth minute, assisted by George Bello.
ATLANTA (AP) — Hany Mukhtar scored two late goals to help Nashville rally for a 2-2 draw with Atlanta United on Saturday.
Mukhtar closed the deficit with a left-footed shot into the right corner in the 80th minute and tied it on a right-footed putback into the left corner in the 83rd.
ATLANTA (AP) — Marcelino Moreno scored in the fourth minute of stoppage time to give Atlanta United a 1-0 victory over Montreal on Saturday night.