EDMONTON, Alberta – Colin Miller pulled double-duty on Sunday, hoping that his extra workload might soon earn him the full-time job as Canadian national team head coach.
In the morning, he guided Canada through a spirited session in some much-appreciated warm and sunny conditions at Commonwealth Stadium ahead of Wednesday’s friendly vs. Costa Rica (8 pm ET, Sportsnet).
Shortly afterward, he made the trip across the parking lot to resume his full-time job as coach of FC Edmonton of the NASL.
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The Canadian national team’s first training session in advance of its May 28 friendly against Costa Rica in Edmonton comes Friday, and when Colin Miller’s squad takes to the field, it will a barebones affair.
Players are slowly trickling into Alberta's provincial capital over the next few days, and there won’t be much time for Miller – in his third stint as interim boss – to work on the game plan they’ll use against the Ticos.
Toronto FC’s Jonathan Osorio has already impressed with two goals in his debut MLS season, and he can now boast his first national team call-up.
The 20-year-old midfielder is the only debutant on the Canadian national team roster that was announced on Thursday by the Canadian Soccer Association for the May 28 friendly against Costa Rica in Edmonton.
It's about time.
Houston Dynamo left back Corey Ashe on Thursday received his first-ever call-up to the US senior national team after being added to the USMNT roster for the May 29 match against Belgium in Cleveland.
The 27-year-old will return to the Dynamo after the Cleveland game and ahead of the MLS club's June 1 match at Columbus.
CARSON, Calif. – Bruce Arena has backtracked on his refusal to release Robbie Keane for the friendlies Ireland have scheduled ahead of their upcoming World Cup qualifier against the Faroe Islands, and it's all about the agreement between U.S. Soccer and Major League Soccer on player releases this summer.
In the coming weeks, you'll likely be losing several key players due to International friendlies and CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers. As if that weren't enough to deal with, there's also a huge stretch of bye weeks that will dictate who you should and shouldn't transfer in. This will last all the way up until Round 23, in which case bye weeks will only affect one team a week until Round 34.
NUEVA YORK – El director técnico de la Selección Mexicana, José Manuel “Chepo” de la Torre, dio a conocer la nómina de 23 jugadores convocados para el próximo encuentro de México contra Nigeria, el actual campeón de la Copa Africana de Naciones, el viernes, 31 de mayo (9:00 pm ET) en el Reliant Stadium de Houston. El partido servirá como preparación para México antes de viajar a Jamaica para su duelo de eliminatoria el 4 de junio, solo días después del partido en Houston.
The best, and the worst, thing about Twitter is that everybody on Twitter knows everything, and everybody else on Twitter knows nothing. Well, on Thursday US Soccer announced the latest national team roster for upcoming friendlies against Belgium and Germany, and a trio of World Cup qualifiers against Jamaica, Panama and Honduras.
As ever, Twitter failed not to entertain in the moments immediately following the announcement.