After confirming last week that Canada will play with an interim head coach at next month’s Gold Cup, the Canadian Soccer Association announced on Tuesday that it is has given the nod to Colin Miller for the third time this year.
The FC Edmonton boss will join up with the team in its pre-tournament camp in Oxnard, Calif., after the NASL side's spring schedule comes to an end on June 30.
“I feel very privileged and grateful to have been chosen to lead Canada into this summer’s CONCACAF Gold Cup,” Miller said in a press release. “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.”
Canada head into the Gold Cup winless in five games so far this year. Miller was in charge three of those games and his best result was a scoreless draw against the United States in Houston in January. He also coached the team in their 4-0 loss to Denmark in Tucson, Ariz., to open the year as well as last month’s 1-0 loss to Costa Rica in Edmonton.
The team opens the Gold Cup against Martinique at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on July 7 before playing Mexico in Seattle on July 11 and finishing up the group stage against Panama in Denver on July 14.
The final roster for the tournament will be released next week.