By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Minnesota United FC traded defender Eric Miller to the New York City FC on Monday. In exchange for Miller, the United received $50,000 in General Allocation Money.
Miller was previously acquired by the United FC in a previous trade with the Colorado Rapids. He was acquired with $50,000 in General Allocation Money on May 2nd, 2018.
In exchange, the Rapids received Sam Nicholson.
“One of our goals during the summer transfer window was to add depth at the right back position and Eric is a player who can come in and immediately strengthen our team,” NYCFC Sporting Director Claudio Reyna said. “He’s a versatile player who performs well in different positions which gives our roster added flexibility when playing varying systems.
“Eric brings with him over 100 games of MLS experience and is exactly the type of person who fits into the culture we’ve built here at NYCFC.”
The 26-year-old Jacksonville, Florida native will now be on his fourth MLS team. He also played for the Montreal Impact.
This season with the United, he made six appearances, including five starts. He attempted one shot in 435 minutes.
His last game with the team came on Saturday when he was an unused sub. Miller was an unused sub for the team’s previous game.
He started on July 6th against the Montreal Impact. However, before that start, he was an unused sub for the six previous games.
Miller has been an unused sub for 16 games this season. Besides the games he started, he was also subbed in against the Columbus Crew on May 18th.