May 12, 2019 Atlanta: Atlanta United defender Miles Robinson trys to head a corner kick into the net against a host of Orlando City defenders during the first half in a MLS soccer match on Sunday, May 12, 2019, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton/
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Atlanta United’s Robinson makes USMNT debut against Mexico

Atlanta United’s Miles Robinson made his debut for the U.S. men’s national team in a 3-0 loss to Mexico on Friday in East Rutherford, N.J.

Robinson, 22, came on in the 58th minute in place of Lawrenceville’s Walker Zimmerman. Robinson finished with a clearance and a recovery.

Robinson’s most important action came on Mexico’s third goal in the 82nd minute when he came up the field to pressure Hirving Lozano, who had blown past Alfred Moralez. Lozano put Uriel Antuna into space about 30 yards from goal and past Aaron Long, the other centerback who was caught in no man’s land between Irving and Antuna. Antuna scored from inside 18 yards.

Robinson may get a a chance for his second cap when the U.S. hosts Uruguay on Tuesday in St. Louis.

Robinson has been one of the best centerbacks in MLS this season in helping the defending MLS champs lead the league in shutouts (13). 

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