Thursday, December 7

Antonee Robinson’s goal in World Cup qualifying

Tied 0 at 45 minutes with no shots on goal, there wasn’t a single US men’s national team fan who didn’t think, “oh no, here we go again.” A draw at home against less talented El Salvador would have raised the stakes for the remaining two games in this CONCACAF World Cup qualifying window.

Then came Antonee Robinson.

Like their second-half equalizer in the USMNT third qualifying game last September in Honduras, Robinson scored on a second chance to give the Americans the go-ahead goal in the 52nd minute and kept them well positioned for qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Cup in Qatar in November.

Winger Tim Weah’s initial shot was saved by goalkeeper Mario Gonzalez. The ball hit striker Jesus Ferreira in the middle of the box and he headed it to Robinson, who finished the ball into the bottom right corner before celebrating with an emphatic cartwheel and backflip.

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