ATLANTA, GEORGIA—Defensive specialists Miles Robinson played well for the United States Men’s National team soccer roster (USMNT) in their 0-2 defeat against Costa Rica at San Jose Costa Rica on March 30.
According to reports, Robinson played long minutes and performed well on the defensive end for the team in their defeat.
Despite the defeat, USMNT still qualified for the 2022 World Cup, securing its berth in the tournament in Qatar after missing out on the 2018 edition in Russia.
The team, which went into Wednesday’s game at Estadio Nacional needing only to avoid a loss of six goals or more to punch its ticket, finished the 14-game qualifying cycle with seven wins, three losses, and four draws for 25 points. That total left the U.S. three points behind Canada and Mexico and level with Costa Rica, with only a goal differential of +11, ensuring the Americans finished ahead of Wednesday’s hosts (+5).
Robinson started all six matches and scored two goals at the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup, where he helped the U.S. secure five clean sheets and scored the game-winning goal in the final as the U.S. beat Mexico 1-0. He started six World Cup Qualifiers in 2021 and was nominated for U.S. Soccer Male Player of the Year.