Colin Miller has been named Interim Head Coach for Canada at the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup which is set to begin in Pasadena, California USA on July 7.
Miller, who is currently at the helm of the NASL’s FC Edmonton, returns to the Canadian Men’s Team after having acted as Interim Coach during the period of 2003-2004, in addition to a camp in USA earlier in 2013, and he most recently led the squad against Costa Rica in an international friendly in Edmonton, Alberta on May 28.
“I feel very privileged and grateful to have been chosen to lead Canada into this summer’s CONCACAF Gold Cup,” said Miller. “I need to thank FC Edmonton’s organization for supporting me and allowing me to make the most of this amazing opportunity that the Canadian Soccer Association is entrusting me with.”
Miller will join the Maple Leafs at the team's pre-tournament training camp following the conclusion of FC Edmonton’s NASL Spring Season.
Canada will announce its final 23-player roster before beginning camp in Oxnard, Calif. on 26 June.
Canada will kick-off the Gold Cup (on July 7) against Martinique in Pasadena; then they travel to Seattle, Wash. on July 11 to face defending champion Mexico; before concluding group play against Panama in Denver, Colo. on July 14.
The top two teams from each group; as well as the two highest-seeded third-place finishers will advance to the quarterfinals.
Canada won the Gold Cup in 2000 and has since succeeded in making it to the tournament semifinals on two other occasions (2002, 2007); and made it to the quarterfinals in 2009.
Canada's matches at the tournament will be broadcast on Sportsnet (channel to be confirmed). CanadaSoccerTV will also be on-site at all venues providing additional coverage.
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