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Miles Robinson Named to MLS Team of the Matchday for Matchday 14

May 16, 2024 - Major League Soccer (MLS)
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FC Cincinnati defender Miles Robinson has been named to the MLS Team of the Matchday for Matchday 14, the league announced Thursday.

The midweek recognition marks Robinson's third honor of the season (MD 3, MD 5 - bench) and comes after Robinson and FCC earned their second win against Robinson's former club, Atlanta United, on the season, both coming as part of an active five-match winning streak.

On Wednesday night at TQL Stadium, Miles Robinson finished with four clearances and completed over 86 percent of his passes. He continues to lead the league in balls won with 25, according to stats provider Sportec. Robinson has played a part in four of the teams five clean sheets this season as FC Cincinnati pace the league with just 10 goals conceded in 13 matches.

Robinson was the catalyst which led to the only goal of the match, dispossessing Thiago Almada just past midfield and advancing forward with the ball. Robinson charged to the top of the 18, and his shot was deflected wide. Luciano Acosta kept the ball in play and lofted a cross to Kevin Kelsy, who dunked it home with a header at the back post.

Acosta contributed to a goal for the seventh consecutive match and earns his league-leading eighth recognition to the Team of the Matchday and his fifth consecutive honor. Kelsy gets his inaugural Team of the Matchday nod in just his third match with the club. The 19-year-old Venezulan forward has scored in his last two matches.

Robinson's, Acosta's and Kelsy's recognitions are the 14th, 15th and 16th recognitions for an FC Cincinnati player or coach on the weekly team this season. A full list of 2024 FC Cincinnati matchday honors:

2024 FC Cincinnati MLS Team of the Matchday Player Recognitions

- Luciano Acosta (3, 5, 6-Bench, 10, 11, 12-Bench, 13, 14-Bench)

- Miles Robinson (3, 5-Bench, 14)

- Matt Miazga (6)

- DeAndre Yedlin (7-Bench)

- Corey Baird (11-Bench)

- Kevin Kelsy (14-Bench)

2024 FC Cincinnati MLS Team of the Matchday Coach Recognitions

- Pat Noonan (13)

The full team for Matchday 14 is listed below.

2024 MLS Team of the Matchday presented by Audi (Matchday 14)

F: Denis Bouanga (LAFC), Jonathan Rodríguez (POR), Hannes Wolf (NYC)

M: Diego Luna (RSL), Ashley Westwood (CLT), Frankie Amaya (RBNY), Sebastián Driussi (ATX)

D: Miles Robinson (CIN), Walker Zimmerman (NSH), Steven Moreira (CLB)

GK: Hugo Lloris (LAFC)

Coach: Sandro Schwarz (RBNY)

Bench: Carlos Coronel (RBNY), Adilson Malanda (CLT), Joseph Rosales (MIN), Max Arfsten (CLB), Timothy Tillman (LAFC), Luciano Acosta (CIN), Evander (POR), Kevin Kelsy (CIN), Rafael Navarro (COL)

FC Cincinnati are back at TQL Stadium to host St. Louis CITY SC for Salute to Service on Saturday, May 18, with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m. Tickets are still available at or by calling (513) 977-5425 (KICK) and the match will air on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV and fans can also listen to the match on ESPN 1530.

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