It’s been a year for former Syracuse Orange men’s soccer standouts Miles Robinson and Kamal Miller. Robinson entered his sophomore year with Atlanta United, looking to solidify his starting position on a solid team that was returning to the league as champions. Miller was drafted early in the second round of the MLS Superdraft by Orlando City and wasn’t guaranteed a roster spot. He promptly worked his way into a position, taking advantage of a few injuries, was starting from the first match of the year, and eventually showed his versatility, switching to left back and solidifying a roster spot on the season.
A true honor to wear the crest https://t.co/JxfYdI5aMA— Miles Robinson (@_milesrobinson_) August 28, 2019
Robinson, as mentioned, has become one of the most consistent defenders in all of MLS this season. He now may be able to see how he compares to the likes of Mexico and Uruguay, as the United States take on the pair in this international window. On September 6, the USMNT will face Mexico at MetLife Stadium in the rematch of the CONCACAF Gold Cup final earlier in the year. He has been capped numerous times in the past for the US youth system and was called up in the preparatory camp for the Gold Cup, but is still waiting to see his first field time for the full national team.
Truly Blessed Honored to receive another call up to represent #StandOnGuard pic.twitter.com/zlDMpYPzqE— Kamal Miller (@KMillz_00) August 28, 2019
Miller took the position switch in stride and is looking solid at left back, which allows him some of the freedoms he had as a left center back in coach Ian McIntyre’s three man back lines. His versatility also helps his stock for continued callups to the Canadian National Team. He was capped during the Gold Cup in the Canadian match against Cuba. He also was called into the Canadian National Team camp in March this year. The matches this window are part of the CONCACAF Nations League and will be a home and away with Cuba on September 7 and 10th respectively.
Best of luck to both of the former Orange during this international break.