Miguel was born in Brooklyn and raised in Queens where he attended P.S. 13 and Corpus Christi Elementary School. He started playing organized soccer when he was six years old in the Cosmopolitan Junior Soccer League where he participated in numerous tournaments with the league, state, and regional programs, from 1977 until 1990, in the United States and all around the world (Germany, Finland, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, Holland, Belgium, and Canada). He was the captain of most of those select teams.
In 1986-1987, he was part of the Under 16 U.S. National team and traveled to Honduras for the World Cup qualifications.
Miguel attended McClancy High School from 1985 to 1989. He played Varsity Soccer for four years. As a freshman, the team won the Brooklyn-Queens “B” Division regular season championship and he led the team in scoring. As a sophomore, the team finished third in the “A” Division and third in the City Championship and once again, he led the team in scoring. Miguel was the youngest player chosen to the All-City team that year. As a junior, he led the team in scoring again, was selected to the All-City team, and was named team MVP. In his senior year, he was named a team captain, was given the Senior Achievement Award, was selected to the All-City team, and was named captain of the Brooklyn-Queens Senior All-Star team. After graduating from McClancy, Miguel attended St. John’s University on a full athletic scholarship. He then traveled to Uruguay to train with first division team C.A. Penarol.
Miguel currently holds a United States Soccer Federation coaching license and works with many youth clubs and select teams in the area.