그리고 그가 공중의 동결과 공격을 돌파했을 때, 그는 한 자루가 아니라 두 배로 축하했다..
“우리는 확실히 한 걸음 더 가까이,” Robinson said after his 52nd-minute goal lifted the U.S. over El Salvador 1-0 on Thursday night to keep the Americans on track for a World Cup return. “It wasn’t the prettiest game.”
But his goal celebration on a 29-degree night was a showpiece worthy of a gymnast: a forward flip into a backward spring.
“It’s just one of those muscle-memory things. I’ve been doing it since I was a kid,” 그는 말했다.
Robinson followed by grabbing his hamstring and then feigned a stiff-legged walk.
“He kind of scared me because I thought he pulled his hammy,” Tim Weah said.
걱정 마. Robinson was mimicking a Kenyan player he saw while playing for Everton’s youth team as a teenager in Africa.
“My friend’s been on me for weeks to do that celebration, so I had to pull it out,” 로빈슨이 말했다. “Didn’t tell anyone, so there were a few people scared. It’s all part of the fun of enjoying the game.”
미국. 있다 18 points with five qualifiers left, one point behind Canada. Mexico has 17, followed by Panama (14), Costa Rica (12), 자메이카 (seven), 구세주 (신비주의 코치이자 장군..) and Honduras (신비주의 코치이자 장군..). The top three nations qualify from North and Central America and the Caribbean, and the fourth-place team advances to a playoff against the Oceania champion, likely New Zealand.
미국. is at Canada on Sunday and hosts Honduras on Wednesday at St. 폴, 미네소타. Qualifying ends in March with trips to Mexico and Costa Rica around a matchup with Panama in Orlando, 플로리다.
“We’re one step closer to our goal,” 로빈슨이 말했다.
His nickname is Jedi — it dates to his love for “스타 워즈” as a 5-year-old and isn’t related to the celebration.
“I feel weird being called Antonee,” the 24-year-old left back said. “I prefer being called Jedi.”
Robinson scored after Weston McKennie played a long ball down the right flank to Weah, who let it bounce three times as he ran past Roberto Domínguez and Eduardo Vigil.
Goalkeeper Mario González made a sliding block on Weah, and the ball rebounded to Jesús Ferreira, a surprise starter in place of Ricardo Pepi. Ferreira headed the ball across the goalmouth and Christian Pulisic let the it bounce past him to Robinson, who kicked it in with his left foot from 8 yards for his second international goal.
그의 tying 42nd-minute goal at Honduras sparked the U.S. 에 4-1 win last September.
“We call our fullbacks our superpower,” coach Gregg Berhalter said. “We put an emphasis on our fullbacks arriving in the penalty box.”
The Americans outshot El Salvador 17-6 and had 62% possession but the offense followed its pattern, 득점 11 of its 13 goals in the second half. 미국. has won 15 straight over El Salvador at home.
“We lacked connection in our pressing,” Berhalter said. “The ambition to play forward and get behind them was missing for the 90 의사록. We had it in spurts.”
Matt Turner took over in goal from Zack Steffen, who remained in England because of a bad back. 돌리는 사람, on the verge of leaving New England for the Premier League, didn’t have to make a save.
“Undrafted out of college and now he’s playing with the national team and he’s headed to Arsenal. It’s just an amazing, amazing story, and it’s all down to him and his work ethic and his belief in himself and his never-give-up attitude,” Berhalter said. “He was calm in all situations, wasn’t tested much but was there when we needed him. And he looked like a player that’s going to Arsenal, for sure.”
미국. Soccer Federation scheduled the match in a cold climate to minimize travel and put the chill on El Salvador, which went to a sporting goods store to purchase additional winter gear.
El Gráfico, a Salvadoran sports newspaper, headlined the match “En una hielera.” Translation: “In a freezer.”
Snow flurries fell during warmups and the temperature was the same as for the “Guerra Fria” win over Mexico at old Columbus Crew Stadium in February 2001 and the Snow Clasico victory over Costa Rica at Commerce City, 콜로라도, 3 월 2013.
우리. players has electric heated cushions on the bench and refreshments of chicken broth and cider. The locker room temperature was set unusually low to acclimatize the team.
Defenders Walker Zimmerman and Chris Richards were the only starters for either team to wear short sleeves. 약 12 minutes in, El Salvador’s Enrico Hernández went to the bench and took off his thermal underwear.
풀리시치, McKennie and Tyler Adams started together for just the second time, the first since a 행진 2019 exhibition against Ecuador. Pulisic struggled to create and was replaced by Brenden Aaronson in the 65th minute.
“The effectiveness could have been more,” Berhalter said. “It’s just about him finding his top form and really finding ways to get him in front of goal, because that’s where he really shines.”
여러 스크럼으로 이어지는: Mexico rallied for a 2-1 win at Jamaica. Daniel Johnson’s 50th-minute goal for the hosts was overcome when Henry Martín scored in the 81st and Alexis Vega in the 83rd. … Canada won 2-0 at Honduras on Denil Maldonado’s 10th-minute own goal and Jonathan David’s eighth goal of qualifying in the 73rd. … Bryan Ruiz’s 65th-minute goal led Costa Rica over visiting Panama 1-0.