ATLANTA, GEORGIA—Atlanta United FC defensive specialist Miles Robinson is one happy and proud dude these days.
This scenario developed after Robinson was named to the 2021 Major League Soccer (MLS) All-Star Game on August 25 at 9 p.m. ET at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles.
Robinson is among the 28 MLS players selected to play in the All-Star game featuring the top players of MLS this season.
The selection came after Robinson played hero for the United States Men’s Soccer Team (USMNT) in their dramatic 1-0 win over Mexico in the 2021 Gold Cup final Sunday night at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.
Robinson scored a header in the 117th minute on a free kick to give USMNT the victory and the Gold Cup crown.
Robinson who also scored a header in the early wins of the USMNT in the Gold Cup tournament is very happy with his winning header.
The 2021 Gold Cup is the seventh crown of USMNT in the tournament.
USMNT reached the finals of the Gold Cup after a dramatic 1-0 victory against Asian soccer powerhouse Qatar in the semifinal round in Austin, Texas, on Thursday night.
USMNT striker Gyasi Zardes provided the winning and late goal for the team in their hard-fought win against Qatar.
With so much at stake in the match, the two teams fought toe to toe from the get-go.
As the game is headed to a scoreless draw, Zardes provided some late-game heroics to carry his team to the Gold Cup championship.
Aside from Robinson, two other United FC players are also part of USMNT veteran goalkeeper Brad Guzan and George Bello.
Guzan, 36 is tagged as one of the most senior members of the team.
The veteran United goalkeeper has 64 international appearances, became Tim Howard’s backup at the 2010 and 2014 World Cups, and started at the 2016 Copa America.
The last time he played for the US was in the 2019 exhibition game against Uruguay.

By bob

A veteran soccer journalist who is an avid fan of Atlanta United and Lionel Messi.