2019 is proving to be a very good year for center back Miles Robinson. After he emerged as a starter with Atlanta United and received his first USMNT call-up this year, Robinson now has a new contract to show for.
Atlanta confirmed on Tuesday that they have agreed to a multi-year extension with Robinson that will keep him with the organization through 2023. The team did not disclose the financial terms of the deal.
“Miles’ ability and potential was evident from the day we first scouted him, and we targeted him in the draft believing he could develop into a national team player,” – said Atlanta United Vice President and Technical Director Carlos Bocanegra said. “He patiently waited for his opportunity to break into the starting lineup, continued to put in the work needed to improve his game, and now he’s an integral part of our backline. We’re excited to secure him to a long-term contract.”
Miles Robinson was Atlanta United’s No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft but had to wait until 2018 to make his MLS Debut. After playing just 10 games (three as a starter) last year, he emerged as an irreplaceable piece in the team’s starting 11 in 2019.
Robinson started 33 games with Atlanta this season and earned MLS Defender of the Year nomination. He also made two appearances with USMNT.