Miller to guide Canada at Gold Cup

OTTAWA -- The Canadian Soccer Association announced Tuesday that Colin Miller has been confirmed as Interim Head Coach for Canada’s upcoming participation at the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

The FC Edmonton head coach returns after having acted as Interim Head Coach for Canada’s Men’s National Team during a period in 2003/2004, plus a camp in the United States in 2013 and most recently a friendly against Costa Rica 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, who played for Canada in the 1991 and 1996 Gold Cups.  “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.” 

The 48-year-old will join the squad at pre-tournament training camp following the conclusion of FC Edmonton’s spring schedule. 

“We all know the commitment and dedication Colin has shown to the profession and to our country,” said Victor Montagliani, President of the Canadian Soccer Association.  “We know he will lead the group and ensure that the Canadian jersey will be worn with honor. 

Canada will announce its final 23-player roster before beginning camp in Oxnard, CA, USA on June 26.  It will kick-off the Gold Cup on July 7 against Martinique in Pasadena, California. 

The Canadians won the Gold Cup in 2000, defeating Colombia, 2-0, in the final.