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Bulls Abroad: Miller, Miazga and Castano get November call-ups

Call-ups for Roy Miller, Matt Miazga and Santiago Castano bring the total number of Red Bulls on on international duty in November to five.

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The latest (and presumably last) call-ups for New York Red Bulls to join their national team programs for FIFA's November international window (11/10 to 11/18) saw Roy Miller summoned by Costa Rica for its 11/13 match against Uruguay.

It will be the first time the teams have met since Los Ticos opened their World Cup group stage with a memorable 3-1 win over La Celeste. Both squads are at something close to full strength: Joel Campbell, Bryan Ruiz and Keylor Navas have all been asked to report for the trip to Montevideo; the home team has called up Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani and Diego Godin.

It is a friendly, but with Uruguay doubtless eager to make amends for a disappointing World Cup in front of its home crowd - and Costa Rica keen to prove its sensational summer was no fluke - Miller (if he gets any playing time) can look forward to a game with more edge to it than is traditionally found in an end-of-year kickabout between national teams transitioning into a new four-year cycle.

Tab Ramos, a man who knows more than most about the journey between Uruguay and Harrison, has continued his appreciation of the emerging talent at his former club: Santiago Castano and Matt Miazga have been called up to a 20-man roster for the US Under-20 Men's National Team's trip to an international U-21 tournament in Marbella, Spain.

The US U20s will play Russia (U-21s) on 11/12, the Republic of Ireland (U-20s) on 11/15, and Canada (U-20s) on 11/18.

It is an opportunity for players to stake their claim to a place in the squad for January's CONCACAF U-20 Championship, which will also function as a qualifying tournament for the 2015 U-20 World Cup. And several players from the current U-20 pool will be hoping to be part of the U-23 team that will seek to bring US soccer back to Brazil for the 2016 Olympics.

Ramos has also called up Amando Moreno, the baby Bull who fled Harrison for Tijuana earlier this year.