August 29, 2013
Cahill, Miller recalled by respective national teams for friendlies
Red Bulls midfielder Tim Cahill (Australia) and defender Roy Miller (Costa Rica) have been called by their respective national teams for upcoming international matches.
|Tim Cahill will play for Australia against Brazil on Sept. 7.
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Cahill will join the Australian National Team in preparation for their upcoming friendly with 2014 World Cup host Brazil (Sept. 7 in Brasilia, Brazil) while Miller was called into camp, as Costa Rica has CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers against the United States (Sept. 6 in San Jose, Costa Rica) and Jamaica (Sept. 10 in Kingston, Jamaica).
Cahill played a major role in helping the Australian National Team qualify for the 2014 World Cup. He has earned 63 caps for his country while scoring 28 goals. After joining the Red Bulls last season, Cahill started in 12 regular-season matches and two post-season games, notching a goal and three assists that year. Cahill has been influential for the Red Bulls in his first full MLS season and has started in 21 regular season matches this year. The 2013 MLS All Star is tied for the most goals on the team with seven and has also added three assists.
Miller could be sidelined from the Red Bulls for as much two weeks with an Achilles injury he suffered in the 3-2 loss at Chivas USA Sunday.
“Well Miller didn’t train today. So Miller is out and even if he was healthy he’d be with the national team – he was leaving Friday for the national team,” Red Bulls coach Mike Petke said on Wednesday. “The word I got is that he’ll be out for a couple weeks. I don’t have the exact diagnosis but it’s in his Achilles/ankle area.”
Miller is the longest tenured Red Bull, having been with the club since 2010. This season, Miller has made 17 appearances and earned one assist. Over his four-year career in MLS, the Costa Rican has amassed 96 appearances, 87 of which were starts, and 12 assists. Miller has earned 44 caps for Costa Rica, scoring one international goal. The Ticos are currently in second place in CONCACAF qualifying with 11 points, two points shy of leader, the United States.