Roy Miller has had a pretty good season since leaving the New York Red Bulls at the end of2015 season, and signing with one of his home country's biggest clubs, Saprissa.
He has been a regular starter for a team that finished second in Costa Rica Primera Division Torneo de Verano table, and is currently hoping to turn around a 0-2 deficit in the second leg of its playoff series with Alajuelense (to be played on May 4). And Miller has done something in half a season with Saprissa that he never managed to do in more than 11,000 minutes of competitive play for RBNY: he scored a goal.
All of which may explain why the 31-year-old, who endured a frustrating and largely inactive final season with the Red Bulls, is still relevant to his national team. Costa Rica's preliminary squad for Copa America Centenario - effectively the player pool from which the final roster for the tournament must be selected - has been announced, and it includes Miller.
Esta es la lista preliminar de #LaSele para la @CA2016 #VamosTicos #Copa100 pic.twitter.com/7ZeHAGyBhT— FEDEFUTBOL (@FEDEFUTBOL_CR) May 2, 2016
There aren't many players who have given more time on the pitch to RBNY than Miller (he is 11th on the club's all-time, all-competitions minutes-played list), and Once A Metro wishes him well in this next phase of his career.
Congrats on the (preliminary) call-up, Roy. And best of luck against Alajuelense on Wednesday.