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Inter Miami selects Robbie Robinson as No. 1 pick in 2020 MLS SuperDraft

The recent MAC Hermann winner is headed to Inter Miami.

Inter Miami selected Clemson University forward and Generation Adidas signing Robbie Robinson with their first overall selection in Thursday’s 2020 MLS SuperDraft.

Robinson led the nation in points (45), was tied for the lead in goals with 18, and registered nine assists. He was the first Clemson player since 1998 to record multiple hat tricks in a single season, while also winning the Atlantic Coastal Conference (ACC) Offensive Player of the Year award.

The 21-year-old was the first Clemson player to win the MAC Hermann trophy since 1998 and will look to make an immediate splash for Diego Alonso’s team.

Robinson joins the likes of Juan Agudelo, Roman Torres, Luis Robles, and Lee Nguyen in Miami. Miami kicks off their 2020 regular season schedule at defending Supporters’ Shield winners, LAFC on March 1st.



  1. 21 years old and just now starting to develop in a professional environment.
    And people wonder why the national team struggles.

    • Clint Demspey was 21 when drafted into MLS after playing for the college powerhouse of Furman. Maybe Robinson is the next Dempsey! Sweet!

    • A very valid criticism when college soccer was the only channel available That is no longer the case. It has a more diminished role in development all the time- don’t think anyone sees it as the primary source for players- more an ancillary source.. Doesn’t mean there won’t be late bloomers a few gems that fell through the cracks every once in a while.

      • Using college soccer to explain the troubles of the USMNT is misguided. For the most part – Any successes of the past USMNT have come on the shoulders of players and coaches that have come up through the university system because, like you (Rico) said, it was the only system available. Therefore with that as a given…the current struggles are not due to that same system. Actually the players currently in the pool are less likely to have come from the university system so maybe perhaps the opposite could be argued. Sure the US development system is still evolving. I for one am ok with the progress the developmental aspect has made since 1990. Room for improvement? Of course. Vast room. Could Dempsey have been DeBruyne? C’mon! He’s not even blonde!

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