NEWS BRIEF: Another Atlanta soccer player knocked out of season by injury

Miles Robinson suffers leg injury

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Photo credit: Miles Robinson's Twitter
Atlanta United Central Defender Miles Robinson

Atlanta United central defender Miles Robinson will be sitting out the rest of the season after an injury to his leg Saturday in the team's 4-1 win over the Chicago Fire. Coach Gonzalo Pineda said Robinson will have an MRI on his left Achilles tendon. The incident could cause the 25-year-old player to lose a roster spot at the World Cup, where the U.S. opens on Nov. 21 against Ukraine, Scotland or Wales.

The first few weeks of the season have not been kind to Atlanta players; United already lost goalkeeper Brad Guzan (right Achilles), midfielder Osvaldo Alonso (right ACL) and third-string keeper Dylan Castanheira (left Achilles) to season-ending injuries, and star forward Josef Martinez is again sidelined after having arthroscopic surgery on his right knee. bdtonline.com