To Represent Your Country Is Always an Honor and Miles Robinson Aims to Not Only Represent, But Excel with USMNT

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June 10, 2024 – Major League Soccer (MLS)
FC Cincinnati News Release

Miles Robinson imagines conversations with his younger self regularly. He imagines a 16-year-old high schooler in the Boston area and what that version of himself thinks of his career. He imagines what a 21-year-old Robinson at Syracuse University would think of where he’s come from and where he is now. He imagines a 23-year-old who’s making his first national team camp and what that guy would imagine of himself now, just four years later, a trusted regular for the senior US Men’s National Team looking to not only compete at international events, but with the expectation and aspiration to win them.

As a method of goal setting, Robinson imagines what those younger selves would think of him and how he can continue to live up to their dreams and exceed even his own imagination.

When the American defender came to Cincinnati, signing for The Orange and Blue in one of – if not the biggest – MLS free agent signings in league history, there was much chatter (externally) about what was best for Robinson. But many, if not most, who engaged in that discourse rarely considered what was actually best for Miles.

Many an internet commenter said Robinson should have departed overseas. He should have gone to “Europe” – a vague ideological understanding of an amalgamation of suitable leagues in Western Europe – to better profile as a top player for the US Men’s National Team. Suggesting that the very concept of “Europe” would make him a more respected player and therefore worthy of playing for the National side…in their eyes.

That time may come when the moment and situation is right. However, when Robinson came to FC Cincinnati, his goal was to continue performing at a world-class level and be the player he knew he could be. Knowing that if he did that, he would continue to get call ups to the National Team and opportunities to represent his country.

“My goal is to have the best season of my career and bring hardware to Cincinnati,” Robinson said. “Cincinnati is a great fit for me. It’s just about setting the standard as high as possible, and we’ll all grow stronger together. If we do that, everything else will come.”

Robinson’s call-up to the national squad is the second time this year the defender has been invited to a training camp. Robinson, along with Ian Murphy and Roman Celentano, were all invited to the January training camp, which was built towards a friendly with Slovenia on January 20…

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