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Bulls Abroad: Roy Miller called to Costa Rica

Injured or not, Miller will miss the game against Columbus

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

New York Red Bulls' starting left defenseman, Roy Miller, has been confirmed by head coach Jesse Marsch to have been called up by the Costa Rica national team. He will join fellow countrymen Waylon Francis (Columbus Crew SC) and Alvaro Saborio (Real Salt Lake) as the players currently announced for the team's upcoming friendlies.

Miller has earned 52 caps since 2005, including a start during Los Ticos' run to the quarterfinals of the 2014 World Cup. His lone international goal came against Honduras in June 2013 for a 1-0 victory during World Cup qualifying.

Costa Rica will face Paraguay at home on March 26th and travel to Panama on March 31st.  Costa Rica has not lost since June 2, 2014 (Japan 3-1).  Their World Cup quarterfinal game against the Netherlands registers as a draw since they were knocked out after losing 4-3 on penalty kicks.

Miller picked up an injury during Tuesday's training session.  Marsch stated Miller is "week-to-week".  He will miss this Sunday's game against D.C. United, then will miss next week's match at Columbus due to injury or international duty.  Miller is the third international call up for the March friendlies so far for RBNY, after Dane Richards (Jamaica) and Karl Ouimette (Canada).