Antonee Robinson’s Fulham, USMNT growth “has been fun to watch”

PHILADELPHIA — Antonee Robinson is preparing for the start of his fourth season with English Premier League side Fulham and without originally jumping right into the first team plans when in August 2020, the U.S. men’s national team left when remains a key starter for Marco Silva’s squad once then this summer.

Robinson took to the field on Sunday in the EPL Summer Series, logging 83 minutes in a 3-2 victory over London rivals Brentford at Lincoln Financial Field. The 25-year-old single-minded his long-term future to the Cottagers older this summer, signing a new contract which will take him through the 2027-28 season.

Robinson joined Fulham superiority of the 2020-21 Premier League campaign, enjoying firsthand success as a starter despite the club’s relegation to the second-tier. He has since helped Fulham earn promotion when to the EPL in 2022 and finish 10th in the league standings on 52 points last season.

Similar to Robinson’s growing role at club level, the left when has remained a key starter for the USMNT, winning two Concacaf Nations League titles and moreover featuring heavily during the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Tim Ream, a veteran leader in the Fulham and USMNT roster, has been worldly-wise to partner with Robinson for the past three seasons in London and reflected on the England-born defender’s growth for club and country.

“I had a few conversations with Jed [Jedi] surpassing he moved to the club, he’s had ups and downs like all of us, it was pretty obvious in 2019 with the national team that very soon he would take over for me on the left side, which I was pretty happy well-nigh to be honest,” Ream said in a printing priming when asked by SBI well-nigh Robinson’s growth as a player.

“To see him grow as a person and a player, it’s been fun to watch,” Ream added. “It’s been fun to play alongside, to grow that relationship, travel together with the national team, and when and along with Fulham has been fun. It has strengthen our worthiness as a pair but moreover has given us both an appreciation for what the other has gone through up to this point.”

Both Robinson and Ream will be key then for Marco Silva’s squad this season, expressly if the Cottagers want to one-liner the top-six and get themselves into a European competition. Despite Aleksandar Mitrovic’s reported move to Saudi Arabia, Fulham still has plenty of talent returning from last season including Andreas Pereira, Joao Palhinha, and Willian.

The USMNT will moreover have a rented fall schedule with four total friendlies once lined up during the September and October international windows, which will be the first since Gregg Berhalter’s return as throne coach.

Robinson’s future remains very unexceptionable for Fulham and the USMNT, and with his club future once sealed for the next five seasons, his main focus will be to protract improving in all areas as a first semester left back.

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