This morning, U.S. Soccer announced that Atlanta United defender Miles Robinson, who was called up to the United States U-23s this month, will instead be added to the USMNT roster for upcoming CONCACAF Nations League matches this week against Cuba and Canada. He will join the team in Washington, DC today for their training camp.
Robinson will replace Walker Zimmerman, who was injured during yesterday’s match for Los Angeles Football Club against the Colorado Rapids. Because of the injury, Zimmerman was forced to withdraw from the USMNT roster. Robinson made his national team debut last month, appearing in matches against Mexico and Uruguay.
U.S. Soccer is also evaluating Toronto FC forward Jozy Altidore, who also was injured in his match yesterday afternoon against Columbus Crew SC. It is unclear how serious his injury will be and whether he will be held out of the team.
The updated roster for the USMNT for their CONCACAF Nations League matches against Cuba and Canada:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Atlanta United), Sean Johnson (New York City FC), Zack Steffen (Fortuna Düsseldorf)
DEFENDERS (8): Reggie Cannon (FC Dallas), Nick Lima (San Jose Earthquakes), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls), Daniel Lovitz (Montreal Impact), Matt Miazga (Reading FC), Tim Ream (Fulham), Miles Robinson (Atlanta United); DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Brenden Aaronson (Philadelphia Union), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy), Weston McKennie (Schalke 04), Christian Pulisic (Chelsea), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC), Jackson Yueill (San Jose Earthquakes)
FORWARDS (7): Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Paul Arriola (D.C. United), Corey Baird (Real Salt Lake), Tyler Boyd (Beşiktaş), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC), Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen), Gyasi Zardes (Columbus Crew SC)
Thoughts on Miles Robinson being added to the roster?