Colin Miller thinks back to a time, not even two years ago, when his coaching career was at a low point.
It was late October of 2011 when the Whitecaps made the announcement that Miller, who was an assistant coach with the club, was out of a job. To make matters worse, there was awful news on the home front, as well.
“I lost my job, and then my dad passed away 18 days after he was diagnosed with cancer,” Miller said Thursday. “And I thought to myself, can I take any more kicks in the goolies?”
Fast forward to the present. Miller has his FC Edmonton squad just three points off the top of the NASL table. And he’s beaming with pride after the Canadian Soccer Association confirmed that he’ll be the interim coach of the national side once again. Miller steer the Canadian team for its May 28 friendly against Costa Rica at Commonwealth Stadium. It will mark the sixth time Miller will coach the Canadian senior side. But this will be the first time a Miller-led Canadian team will play on home soil — and, for that fact, Miller is particularly excited.
“It will be a massive game. Costa Rica is getting ready for a World Cup qualifier so I would assume they are bringing their full squad.”
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