The last time Miles Robinson (Arlington, Mass.) sustained a non-contact injury, he missed several months of play with Atlanta United and the U.S. national team in 2019-20.
After going down with a ruptured left Achilles tendon in an Atlanta United game Saturday, Robinson figures to be out for a similar spell -- and this time it could cost him a chance to play in the World Cup.
Robinson, 25, who grew up playing for the Boston Bolts and Arlington High School, fell to the pitch after making a clearance in the 14th minute of Atlanta’s 4-1 win over the Chicago Fire, pointing to his left leg and pounding the FieldTurf at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Robinson, who was to undergo surgery Monday, jumped to head the ball, then followed with a right-foot clearance before falling.