Eric Miller (soccer)

Eric Miller (born January 15, 1993) is an American professional soccer player who plays as a defender for Nashville SC in MLS.

Eric Miller
Personal information
Date of birth (1993-01-15) January 15, 1993
Place of birth Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Nashville SC
Youth career
Bangu Tsunami
Minnesota Thunder
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 Creighton Bluejays 63 (4)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2013 Portland Timbers U23s 12 (3)
2014–2015 Montreal Impact 30 (0)
2015FC Montreal (loan) 1 (0)
2016–2018 Colorado Rapids 56 (0)
2018–2019 Minnesota United 24 (0)
2019 New York City 5 (0)
2020– Nashville SC 0 (0)
National team
2012–2013 United States U20 11 (0)
2015–2016 United States U23 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 11, 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of February 14, 2016

Career

Early career

Born in Jacksonville, Florida, Miller started playing soccer in Minnesota where he played for the Bangu Tsunami and Minnesota Thunder Academy.[1] In 2011 Miller won the Gatorade Player of the Year award and the Mr. Soccer Award for the state of Minnesota after scoring 16 goals and gaining 15 assists in his final year at Woodbury High School.[2] He then went to Creighton University where he played for the Creighton Bluejays.[1] Miller also played for two seasons with the Portland Timbers U23s in the USL PDL.[1]

Montreal Impact

Miller was drafted by the Montreal Impact of Major League Soccer in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft with the fifth pick in the first round.[3] He made his professional debut for the Impact on March 8, 2014 against FC Dallas.[4]

Colorado Rapids

In February 2016, Miller was traded to Colorado Rapids in exchange for a first-round selection in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft and general allocation money.[5]

Minnesota United

Miller, as well as $50,000 in General Allocation Money, was traded from Colorado to Minnesota on May 1, 2018. Colorado received Sam Nicholson in return, as well as an International Spot.[6]

NYCFC

Miller was traded from Minnesota United to New York City FC on July 29th, 2019 for $50,000 in General Allocation Money.[7]

Nashville SC

On November 26, 2019, Miller was selected by Nashville SC in the 2019 MLS Re-Entry Draft.

International

In January 2016 Miller received his first call up to the senior United States squad for friendlies against Iceland and Canada.[8]

Personal life

Miller has been in a relationship with Kassey Kallman since 2009.[9] They married at end of 2018.

Career statistics

As of May 20, 2018[10]
Club Season League MLS Cup National Cup CONCACAF Total
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Montreal Impact 2014 MLS2100010220
2015 90002010120
Club total300002020340
FC Montreal (loan) 2015 USL1010
Club total1010
Colorado Rapids 2016 MLS2604010310
2017 30030000300
Club total2704010610
Minnesota United 2018 MLS 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Club Total 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Career total 580403020960

Honors

References

  1. "Eric Miller". Montreal Impact. Archived from the original on March 9, 2014. Retrieved March 8, 2014.
  2. Johnson, Patrick. "Woodbury boys soccer: Miller named Gatorade Player of the Year". Woodbury Bulletin. Archived from the original on March 9, 2014. Retrieved March 8, 2014.
  3. "Montreal Impact pick Eric Miller with 5th pick in 2014 MLS Draft". Mount Royal Soccer. Retrieved March 8, 2014.
  4. "FC Dallas vs. Montreal Impact". Major League Soccer. Archived from the original on March 9, 2014. Retrieved March 8, 2014.
  5. "Colorado Rapids acquire Eric Miller from Montreal Impact". February 14, 2016.
  6. "MLS Deadline Day: Every move as Primary Transfer Window closes". MLS. April 30, 2018. Retrieved May 2, 2018.
  7. https://www.nycfc.com/post/2019/07/29/new-york-city-fc-acquires-defender-eric-miller-minnesota-united
  8. "Evans, Orozco Released to Club Teams as MNT's January Camp Winds Down".
  9. "Family ties don't necessarily bind as Kassey Kallman ponders a rooting strategy".
  10. Template:MLS Soccer


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