Just two FIFA international windows remain on the year and the next one is upon us, running from October 9-17. (Atlanta United does not have any matches during this window and has just one more regular season match on Decision Day on October 21 at FC Cincinnati). Last week, national teams began announcing their rosters and several Atlanta United players are being called up to play for their home countries.
We'll be keeping track of which 5-Stripes are called up right here, so here's how to watch and follow along during this international break:
Miles Robinson is back with the U.S. men's national team after joining the USMNT earlier this summer for the Concacaf Nations League and Gold Cup tournaments. Now, the Atlanta United center back dons red, white and blue for two international friendlies against historic opponents. The matches will be played on U.S. soil and broadcast nationally on TNT.
The first active MLS player to win the FIFA World Cup in Qatar returns for La Albiceleste. Thiago Almada made his debut against Honduras in September of 2022, and during the international break in March he scored his first goal. He'll join Argentina for two World Cup qualifiers.
The first Georgian-born soccer player in MLS gets his second international call up as a member of the 5-Stripes. Saba Lobjanidze was included on the roster for the Georgia men's national team for one friendly and one UEFA Euro qualifying match this cycle.
Atlanta United's striker, who's now four goals back in the race for the Golden Boot, will take his scoring prowess abroad. Giorgos Giakoumakis joins his home country of Greece for a pair of UEFA Euro qualifying matches, including a big one against Netherlands, a team that made it to the quarterfinals of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
- Friday, Oct. 13 @ 2:45 p.m. ET - Ireland Republic vs. Greece (Streaming: ViX)
- Monday, Oct. 16 @ 2:45 p.m. ET - Greece vs. Netherlands (TV/Streaming: Fox Sports, Fox Sports Go, Fox Sports 2)
Defender Luis Abram has been called up by Peru men's national team coach Juan Reynoso for two World Cup Qualifying matches. This window, Abram faces his club teammate as Peru will have a big test against the World Cup champions, Thiago Almada and Argentina.
Caleb Wiley was called up by U.S. Olympic men's soccer team head coach Marko Mitrović as the group prepares to return to the Olympic Games for the first time since 2008. The U.S. team faces Mexico and Japan at Phoenix Rising Stadium in Phoenix, Ariz.
- Wednesday, Oct. 11 @ 10 p.m. ET – USA vs. Mexico
- Tuesday, Oct. 17 @ 10:30 p.m. ET – USA vs. Japan
Sebastián Guerra of Atlanta United 2 has been named to the Colombia men's U-23 youth national team roster. He will represent his country in the 2023 Pan American games that take place October 20-November 5 in Santiago, Chile.