'An inspiration - good on you dude!' - USMNT defender Miles Robinson gets special Taylor Twellman message after he returns from 11-month absence
- Robinson missed World Cup
- Won two USMNT trophies before injury
- Fighting to regain starting place
WHAT HAPPENED? Ex-USMNT player Twellman expressed joy at Robinson's appearance against El Salvador on Monday night after 11 months away. It has been a long road back to full health since he sustained his injury last May, and missing the World Cup caused Robinson mental anguish.
But at his best, the 26-year-old Atlanta United star is a key piece of the USMNT roster. He won the Nations League and Gold Cup finals, both against Mexico, in the summer of 2021, and scored the trophy-winning goal in the latter match. Now, he will try to nail down his starting place amid competition from Walker Zimmermann and Tim Ream.
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WHAT THEY SAID: "Such an inspiration to many @milesrobinson and I’d argue you look stronger & fitter than when you got hurt. Good on you dude. Keep it going. #USMNT," wrote Twellman on Twitter after Robinson played all 90 minutes in Monday's 1-0 win.
Such an inspiration to many @_milesrobinson_ and I’d argue you look stronger & fitter than when you got hurt. Good on you dude. Keep it going. #USMNT https://t.co/pCLAVHAma3— Taylor Twellman (@TaylorTwellman) March 28, 2023
THE BIGGER PICTURE: Despite the USMNT largely avoiding MLS call-ups this international window, Robinson was made a notable exception.
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WHAT NEXT FOR ROBINSON? While the center back was away from Atlanta, his club conceded six goals in a stunning 6-1 defeat to Columbus that left veteran Brad Guzan infuriated. Such a meltdown is unlikely to happen again under Robinson's watch.