Miller appointed interim Canada coach for Costa Rica friendly

Will lead Canada for match on 28 May in Edmonton, AB.

Colin Miller has been appointed as the Interim Head Coach for Canada’s upcoming Men’s International Friendly against Costa Rica at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, AB on 28 May.

Miller has previously acted as Interim Head Coach for the MNT during a spell in 2003/2004 and recently took charge of the team during a January 2013 camp in USA. Canada rebounded from an opening loss to Denmark during the January camp to earn a 0:0 draw away to USA in Houston, TX.

“I’m the proudest man in Canada, once again,” said Miller.

“We will be hoping to build on the positive way we finished our last camp together with a result away to USA, and also looking to build on the good work that Tony Fonseca did with the team during the recent camp in Qatar.”

Miller is also looking forward to leading Canada out in Edmonton, his new hometown, where he is currently Head Coach at NASL side FC Edmonton.

“It’s an exciting game for me as it’s in my home city,” said Miller.

“During my playing years fans in Edmonton offered tremendous support to the Canada team and we hope they will be out in full force to turn it into ‘Fortress Commonwealth’ on match day.”

Fans can purchase tickets to the 28 May friendly (18.00 local kick-off) online at or by phone at 1-855-985-5000 or in person at all Ticketmaster outlets.

Tickets are available for as low as $25 (plus applicable fees), and group discounts are available at a reduced rate ranging from 20%-30% off regular price (based on volume). In addition, a special Family Pack of four tickets in the light blue section (see map) will be accessible for $98. For more information on tickets, group discounts and the special Family Pack offer, visit or contact [email protected].

The Canada v Costa Rica match will be televised nationally on all four Sportsnet regional networks (20.00 ET / 17.00 PT).

The camp in Edmonton is part of Canada’s continued preparations for the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup to take place in USA in July.


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