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MLS SuperDraft: Former Syracuse defender Miles Robinson selected by Atlanta with the second overall pick

Ally Moreo | Photo Editor

Miles Robinson was drafted with the second overall pick

Miles Robinson was selected by the Atlanta United FC with the second overall pick in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft on Friday, the highest a Syracuse player has ever been selected.

I’m definitely honored to be drafted second overall to Atlanta. I’m excited to go out there and play with those guys. It’s a good experience already,” Robinson told MLS reporter Susannah Collins after being drafted.

The former Syracuse defender signed a Generation Adidas contract and left the Orange after just two years, becoming the youngest player in program history to leave for the MLS. Atlanta is an expansion team that will begin playing in 2017.

It’s a new franchise but I feel like it’s a franchise that has great potential,” Robinson told Collins. 

Robinson’s was a first-team All-American and was named the Atlantic Coast Conference defender of the year. He finished tied for third on the team in goals and was a key component of a defense that had 11 shutouts on the season.

The sophomore missed two games earlier in the season play for the United States Under-20 National Team.

Robinson was the first Syracuse player selected in this year’s draft. Teammates Chris Nanco and Liam Callahan are also in the draft.

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