Edwin Miranda Tops His Career With Three International Appearances

The former Puerto Rico Islanders and Portland Timbers defender and defensive midfielder, Edwin Miranda completed his career as a soccer player in 2014 to bring down the curtain on a glittering decade in the sport. The highlight of the career of Edwin Miranda must be the three appearances he made for the El Salvador national team in January 2009 following his first call-up to the national team squad in December 2008. Miranda began his career at college as a powerful defender before switching to a position in defensive midfield during his professional career.

As a professional, Edwin Miranda was not a player to suffer a setback and dwell on it, instead choosing to work harder and further his career. A good sign of the work Miranda was willing to put into his career was shown with the disappointment of his first professional assignment. Drafted in the 2004 MLS super draft, the Cal State-Northridge Matadors graduate was drafted in the sixth round by the team now known as F.C. Dallas. Realizing his chances of breaking into the first team in Dallas were limited, the former Big West Conference Defender of the Year decided to drop into the second tier of U.S. soccer with the Portland Timbers.

Playing in the NASL proved to be a success for Edwin Miranda who played 45 games and scored five goals for the Timbers over two seasons. The success which began in Portland continued at the Puerto Rico Islanders team which allowed Miranda to play 75 games in his first spell with the club. Edwin Miranda eventually retired following the 2014 season and appeared three times for his home nation as an international soccer player.