- Position: Defender
- Date of Birth: 01/22/2002
- Pro Team: Atlanta United
- Height: 5'8"
- Weight: 150
- Caps: 5
George Bello is an example of how much Atlanta United stressed player development even as they were bringing in big name players. The club started their academy system in 2016 with Bello a part of it. Already an Atlanta area standout, Bello eventually signed as a homegrown player, working his way into the senior side. By 2018 he was splitting time between the reserve team and Atlanta United, making his breakthrough in 2020. A member of the USMNT youth program, he played in the 2019 U-17 World Cup. His first senior cap came
2021: Subbed on against Trinidad & Tobago on Jan 31 in his first senior USMNT appearance. Started against Martinique on Jul 16 in the group stage and against Mexico in the final to win the Gold Cup. Started against Honduras in the Sep 9 World Cup qualifier. Started against Panama on Oct 10.
2021: Named to the MLS All-Star team.
2020: With 20 appearances with Atlanta United, emerged as a regular player.
2019: Played in 12 games with Atlanta United 2 in the USL Championship. Made on appearance for Atlanta in their US Open Cup title run.
2018: Split time between Atlanta United and the reserve team, playing in three MLS games.
2017: Signed as a homegrown player with Atlanta United, beginning play the following season.
Youth and College: Played for youth clubs in the Atlanta area, eventually joining the Atlanta United academy.
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