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article imageCanadian men's soccer team moves forward with interim coach

By Marcus Hondro     Jan 7, 2013 in Sports
Colin Miller has been down this road before and the former Canadian international said he's happy to help. On Monday, for the second time, Miller was named the country's interim national men's soccer team coach, bridging the gap from Stephen Hart to...?
"It has always been a privilege to represent Canada, as a player, team captain and coach, and I look forward to taking on the role of interim head coach for a second time," Miller, who won 61 caps in his playing career, said in a written statement. "I am honoured to have been selected by the Canadian Soccer Associations."
Miller was born in Scotland but he grew up in Vancouver. He's a member of the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame (2005) and has served as an assistant coach for the national men's team. His stint as an interim head coach came in 2003 after Holger Osieck left; Frank Yallop ultimately replaced Osieck and was in turn replaced by Hart (Dale Mitchell briefly had the reins in 2007 between Hart stints). Hart lost his job - officially he resigned - after Canada were trounced 8-1 by Honduras in Honduras in October. A win in that game would have taken them one step away from qualifying for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Colin Miller: Soccer coach had 61 caps for Canada
The statement on appointment said Miller will "lead the Canadian side into its first camp of 2013, set to run 19-30 January in the USA, during which the team will face Denmark (26 January) and the USA (29 January) in a set of International Friendly matches."
The 48-year-old, who in 1996 became the eighth player in history to have played 50 matches for the country, was named the manager of FC Edmonton last November and will retain that post. No word on when Canada expects to have a new permanent head coach.
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