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Tyler Miller starts first game for U.S. Under-23 National Team

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Miller will get his shot against Qatar in the final group game of the Toulon Tournament.

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Former Northwestern goalkeeper Tyler Miller will start his first ever game for the United States Under-23 National Team Tuesday against Qatar. Miller was officially named in the starting lineup for the game, which will kick off at 10 a.m. CT.

Miller, a four-year starter at Northwestern, was drafted by the Seattle Sounders in the second round of the MLS SuperDraft in January, but opted to sign for German fourth division club SVN Zweibrücken on a short-term contract. Miller started consistently for Zweibrücken, but the club was relegated from the fourth division following a last place finish, and Miller will have a new club come the start of next season.

Miller made his U-23 National Team debut on March 31 against Denmark, coming on as a halftime substitute and conceding the only goal of a 1-0 loss.

Miller was named to his second U-23 roster this past week as one of three goalkeepers for the Toulon Tournament, an annual U-23 competition hosted by France.

Cody Cropper, formerly of Southampton, started the first two games of the tournament -- a 3-1 loss to France, and a 3-1 win over the Netherlands. Cardiff City's Charlie Horton started the third game Sunday against Costa Rica, a 2-1 loss.

Now it's Miller's turn in the final of the four games against Qatar. The U.S. needs a win and some help from France to advance past the group stage. The U.S. is out of the running for the final, but can still qualify for the third place match by finishing second in the five-team group.

The game is being shown live on BeIN Sports, with coverage beginning at 9:45 CT.

For more on Miller, we profiled him and his decision to go to Europe back in January.

UPDATE: Miller kept a clean sheet in a 1-0 U.S. win.