The 2019 MLS Defender of the Year finalist picked up the injury while training with the USMNT last week. The update puts in question his availability for Atlanta's Round One Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs matchup against the New England Revolution on Saturday (1 pm ET | Univision, TUDN in US; TVAS, TSN in Canada).
Miles Robinson is “week to week” with a left hamstring injury according to #ATLUTD— Joe Patrick (@japatrick200) October 15, 2019
Robinson, 22, appeared in all 34 games (33 starts) for Atlanta in the regular season while earning his first US men's national team cap in September in a breakout season. His ability to defend in space and break up counterattacks has been integral to Atlanta's shift to a more aggressive style of play during the summer. On Monday he was named a finalist for MLS Defender of the Year.
ATLUTD president Darren Eales addressed Robinson's situation in a radio appearance Tuesday evening, expressing his frustration in no uncertain terms.
Eales: "It frustrates the heck out of us and I feel sorry for Miles because he's had a wonderful season, and now, with the biggest game for him in his career with Atlanta United, it's going to be touch and go whether he's able to play and when he's back in the playoffs."— Mike Conti (@MikeConti929) October 15, 2019
Should Atlanta advance over the Revs, their next match would be Thursday, Oct. 24.