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Self-proclaimed Jedi, Robinson impresses with goals and flip

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By RONALD BLUM
AP Sports Writer

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Antonee Robinson gave himself the nickname Jedi as a kid, and he followed the goal that sparked the United States’ comeback against Honduras with a backflip that would have fit into a “Star Wars” duel. A 24-year-old defender for Fulham in England, Robinson could solve a long-time problem position for a U.S. national team that has struggled for decades to find a top left back. After opening World Cup qualifying with two draws and a win sparked by Robinson, the Americans host Jamaica on Thursday night in Austin, Texas, in the first of three more qualifiers in a seven-day span.

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