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Miles Robinson on USMNT'S 2-0 loss against Canada

Lizzy Becherano
Miles Robinson on the USMNT's 2-0 loss against Canada
Miles Robinson on the USMNT's 2-0 loss against Canada / John Todd/ISI Photos/GettyImages
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The US men’s national team lost 2-0 to Canada in Sunday’s World Cup qualifier, falling three points behind their North American rivals on the Concacaf Table. 

The first goal saw Cyle Larin evade Miles Robinson and Chris Richards before finding the lower left corner of the net. 

The Atlanta United defender admitted he maintained a tight grip on the Canadian striker, but ultimately failed to prevent the goal. 

“I decided to stay tight with him and it's obviously a split-second decision, but yeah, I felt comfortable making that movement and then the one-two got through us and then we collided feet,” said US center back Miles Robinson. 

“And he tripped me up just a bit … and then he got the best of us for that few seconds. But I thought besides that, we stuck to our game plan and we had a good performance. Obviously we didn't get the result we wanted, but it's behind us now.”

After the initial set back, the USMNT attempted to retaliate. The American side enjoyed 64% possession and managed 11 overall shots, but could not solidify their efforts. 

“I thought we were trying to create chances, playing in their half, winning duels and proving that we can control the game,” said Robinson. “It's just a matter of a few moments that can cost us the game. But yeah, it's completely past all of us. I think we just have to focus on Honduras at this point.

“It's just up to us to kind of get over it, take a step beyond it and kind of just brush it off. Because we've got an even bigger game coming up in a few days. And it's up to us to perform well. We're definitely already locked in on this game in Minnesota against Honduras.”

The USMNT remains in second place on the table, tied with Mexico at 18 points in 10 games. The side returns to action on Wednesday against Honduras. 

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