JON VAN WAGENEN - Monday, August 2, 2010
Despite being benched recently, Ryan Miller remains optimistic that he will rejoin the lineup soon for Swedish Allsvenskan club Halmstad.

Miller had received the bulk of the starts the first half of the season but as of late has been an onlooker at most matches which he says was a coach's decision.

"We have 7 good offensive players and only 6 spots on the field for them so the coach decided to try one of the wingers as a right back, which was unfortunate for me," Miller told Yanks Abroad. "However, he has been playing really really well, so I can't argue anything."

Miller was referring to Emil Salomonsson, who has started the last two league matches as right back.

It has been the return to health of attackers Joe Sise and Brazilian Anselmo that has forced coach Lars Jacobsson to look for new solutions.

"On the other hand, (Jacobsson) also knows he needs to fit me in the team somehow, so I am pretty hopefully that something will work out soon enough."

The 25 year old former Notre Dame standout has appeared in 14 matches for Halmstad this season, with all of them coning in starts.

The club currently sits in 11th place in the league standings with 20 points.