Miles Robinson is withdrawing from participation with the U.S. Men’s National Team after suffering an apparent left hamstring injury, according to U.S. Soccer.
Steven Goff of the Washington Post reports that the injury occurred during a post-game training session in which players who don’t participate in the match are able to get fitness work in.
Miles Robinson suffered a hamstring injury in #usmnt postgame training and has left the squad ahead of Tuesday match at Canada. No replacement.— Steven Goff (@SoccerInsider) October 12, 2019
This could be a big blow for Atlanta United if the center back is unable to fully recover before the team’s first-round playoff game against the New England Revolution on October 19. Robinson has been a key figure for Frank de Boer’s squad this season, playing in every regular season match and piling up almost 3,000 minutes after having only been on the fringes of the team his first two years in the league.
While Frank de Boer has other experienced center backs that can play in Robinson’s stead, none possess the physical attributes that made the Massachusetts native a top candidate for MLS Defender of the Year and breaking into the national team.
Expect more news on the severity of the injury early next week when Atlanta United team physicians are able to assess the player.