George Bello has made six international appearances for the USMNT. (Jonathan Jones-USA TODAY Sports)
Sergino Dest is out and George Bello is in.
U.S. men’s national team head coach Gregg Berhalter on Friday added Bello to the training camp roster to prepare for the final three World Cup Qualifying matches. The BioSteel USMNT Training Camp roster will begin reporting to camp in Houston this weekend.
Bello replaced Barcelona defender Dest, who was injured in his club’s 2-1 win against Galatasary on Thursday in the UEFA Europa League. It was believed to have been a hamstring injury.
The 20-year-old defender has played six times for the USMNT, including a start in the 1-0 victory against Mexico in the championship final of the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup and the 4-1 win away to Honduras in WCQ.
Bello transferred from Atlanta United to Arminia Bielefeld of the German Bundesliga on Jan. 31, making his debut for on Feb. 7 against Borussia Mönchengladbach.
This qualifying cycle wraps up with three games during the March international window as the USA faces regional rival Mexico in Mexico City on March 24 (10 p.m. ET, Univision, TUDN, CBS Sports Network, Paramount+), Panama in Orlando, Fla. on March 27 (7 p.m. ET; FS1, UniMás, TUDN) and Costa Rica in San Jose on March 30 (Paramount+, Universo, Peacock).
GOALKEEPERS (3): Ethan Horvath (Nottingham Forest/ENG; 7/0), Sean Johnson (New York City FC; 9/0), Zack Steffen (Manchester City/ENG; 26/0),
DEFENDERS (9): George Bello (Arminia Bielefeld/GER; 6/0), Reggie Cannon (Boavista/POR; 24/1), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls; 21/3), Erik Palmer-Brown (Troyes/FRA; 2/0), Antonee Robinson (Fulham/ENG; 22/2), Miles Robinson (Atlanta United; 17/3), James Sands (Rangers/SCO; 7/0), DeAndre Yedlin (Inter Miami; 71/0), Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC; 25/3)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Kellyn Acosta (LAFC; 48/2), Tyler Adams (RB Leipzig/GER; 24/1), Gianluca Busio (Venezia/ITA; 8/0), Luca de la Torre (Heracles/NED; 5/0), Yunus Musah (Valencia/ESP; 13/0), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders; 31/0)
FORWARDS (9): Brenden Aaronson (Red Bull Salzburg/AUT; 18/5), Paul Arriola (FC Dallas; 43/8), Jesús Ferreira (FC Dallas; 7/2), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders; 43/10), Jordan Pefok (Young Boys/SUI; 8/1), Ricardo Pepi (Augsburg/GER; 9/3), Christian Pulisic (Chelsea/ENG; 45/18), Gio Reyna (Borussia Dortmund; 9/4), Tim Weah (Lille/FRA; 20/2)