Top Stories

Robinson named to second straight Championship Team of the Week

Wigan Athletic left back Antonee Robinson has earned Sky Bet Championship Team of the Week honors for the second consecutive week.

The 20-year-old U.S. Men’s National Team prospect has been in excellent form for Wigan since the league returned to play on June 20th. Starting in both matches since the return of the Sky Bet Championship, Robinson led the back line to clean sheets and 2-0 victories against Huddersfield Town and Blackburn Rovers.

In his first permanent season at Wigan after completing a stint on loan from Everton, Robinson has accumulated 32 appearances and one goal in all competitions.

Robinson has been linked to a move away from DW Stadium at numerous points this season. Earlier in June, the USMNT defender was a rumored target of West Bromwich Albion and West Ham United. A move on deadline day to AC Milan fell through when Robinson failed a medical due to an irregular heart rhythm.

The left back finds himself in the middle of a competitive player pool at the international level, with Sergino Dest and Tim Ream among the players who he has been on competition with. Having earned seven caps with the USMNT, Robinson has only appeared once under Gregg Berhalter in a 1-0 friendly loss to Jamaica in July 2019.

Wigan currently sits in 17th place with just five points separating The Latics from the relegation zone. Their next match is Wednesday against Stoke City.


  1. I’d much rather see Antonee (22) with the USMNT than Ream (32). Yes, his 1 game under Berhaulter was a poor outing, but that was over a year ago. His consistent play at the club level will hopefully be rewarded whenever International games are resumed.
    Would love to see Berhaulter try a 3-4-3 formation at some point:

    A 3 man backline able to distribute the ball. Wing-backs that can get up & down the flanks and hit good crosses. 2 CMs who can link-up but also provide grit in the center of the pitch.
    Leaving Pulisic & Reyna to provide the creative spark

    • There’s a Total Soccer Show Podcast from I want to say April where they talk about why WB is not a good position for Dest it’s worth a listen. It has to do with limiting his offensive abilities but I don’t remember all the exact points they make. Personally not sure 3CB lineup would be best for those 3, CCV especially.

  2. Is this determined by metrics or is the press choosing him because he’s got transfer hype? Glad his health is back in order.


Leave a Comment