HOW ACQUIRED: Selected by Atlanta United with the No. 2 pick in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft.
Robinson, who has the speed to run with pacy forwards, the composure to pick the right spot for tackles, the strength to win aerial challenges and the awareness to account for threats from all angles, battled injury in 2020 and was limited to 16 starts in 17 appearances after a breakout season in 2019 when he was named MLS Best XI and earned a call-up to the US men's national team.
INTERNATIONAL: Robinson made his USMNT debut against Mexico in September 2019 and also had a substitute appearance against Uruguay four days later. He represented the US youth national team at the U-20 level, earning eight appearances, all starts, in 2016 and made a pair of appearances for the U-23 team last March.
College: Robinson was a two-year starter for Syracuse University where he was named the 2016 Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Year. At Syracuse, Robinson scored eight goals in two years while picking up honors for ACC All-Freshman Team, ACC All-Tournament Team and All-ACC First Team. He helped the Orange defense post 20 shutouts in his 42 career starts. A native of Arlington, Mass., Robinson played youth soccer with FC Bolts Celtic where he was a four-year starting center back. Robinson was named to the U-15 and U-16 All-Eastern Conference Starting XI and was dubbed team captain his senior year.
NOTES: MLS Best XI (2019)