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Miles Robinson Claims Top PDL Defender

By PDL Staff, 11/01/16, 3:00PM EDT


FC Boston talent shined with Syracuse, scoring four goals in 14 games

TAMPA, Fla. – The PDL has revealed Syracuse talent Miles Robinson as the top PDL defender with the 2016 collegiate regular season ending.

Robinson played in six games for FC Boston during the 2016 PDL season, helping the franchise secure four wins. While with Boston during the summer, Robinson competed in a friendly against Italian Serie A club AS Roma. The defender also received a call-up to the U.S. Under-20 National Team for the 2016 U-20 Men’s NTC Invitational in Carson, California. Robinson, a 6-foot-2 sophomore, has scored four goals and provided one assist in 14 games played for the Orange in 2016.

“I am not surprised by Miles’ growth as a soccer player,” FC Boston Head Coach Brian Ainscough said. “He has all the tools to push to the next level. Besides his great athleticism, he has the mentality that most young players are lacking.”

More than 20 scouts across North America provide the PDL with valuable insight on players who performed at the highest level within the league, possess strong technical and tactical qualities and have the potential to play at the professional level. The Top 10 Goalkeepers and Top 10 Defenders lists rank PDL players based on these factors, as well as their performance for their respective universities during the 2016 college campaign.

The Top 10 Midfielders and Top 10 Attackers lists will be announced in the coming weeks.

Top 10 Defenders

1. Miles Robinson – Syracuse – FC Boston
2. Francis de Vries – Saint Francis (PA) – Michigan Bucks
3. Lalas Abubakar – Dayton – Michigan Bucks
4. Kyle Bjornethun – Seattle – Sounders FC U23
5. Jimmy Fiscus – Michigan State – Des Moines Menace
6. Dominick Zator – Calgary – Calgary Foothills FC
7. Aaron Herrera – New Mexico – FC Tucson
8. Walker Hume – UNC-Chapel Hill – Portland Timbers U-23s
9. Sergi Nus – Virginia – Fresno Fuego
10. Brian Nana-Sinkam – Stanford – Burlingame Dragons FC

Honorable Mentions

Macauley King – Young Harris College – Charlotte Eagles; Kamal Miller – Syracuse – K-W United FC; Nathan Aune – Seattle – Washington Crossfire; Robby Sagel – Penn State - Reading United AC; Callum Montgomery – UNC-Charlotte – Victoria Highlanders

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