Brad Guzan: Miles Robinson ‘on his way to 100 goals’ after Cincinnati

The goal sparked reactions from teammates who kept pouring in after the game. The majority of them congratulate – some just hilarious.

“I told him it was the first of 100,” Guzan joked during the post-match press conference. “Miles is on his way to 100, he’s going to be next after Jo.”

When Josef Martínez was asked after the game how concerned he was that Miles would catch him on the scoreboards, he laughed before sharing his thoughts.

“I am very happy for Miles, he is such a fundamental player for us,” said Martínez. “He has had a very important year for him and I congratulate him. I am happy for players like him who help on the pitch but also have the opportunity to score goals.”

Banter aside, Guzan’s confidence in his US men’s national teammate is genuine. He has twice witnessed Robinson find the back of the net for his country, including the unforgettable stoppage time header that took the USA to Gold Cup glory in August.

But in 88 MLS appearances, Robinson has yet to score a goal for Atlanta United. He almost found his first in the 66th minute, again from a set-piece by Ezequiel Barco, but his attempt for the header was stopped by the post.

The breakthrough moment, which tied the score at 1-1 in the 70th minute, was a relief given the implications for the club’s play-off picture. His post on social media after the game showed that it was also a relief on a personal level.

“FINALLY my first MLS goal,” Robinson wrote on Twitter using the hashtags “bout time” and “better late than never.”

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