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Eric Miller traded to the Colorado Rapids for Allocation Money and 2018 First Round Pick

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The Montreal Impact trade defender Eric Miller to the Colorado Rapids for Colorado's 2018 first round MLS SuperDraft pick and allocation money.

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A 23-year old right back is a hot commodity especially for a regular USMNT member with the U23 that was recently in Jurgen Klinsmann's January camp. Eric Miller pays for the Impact's depth at the fullback position, behind Hassoun Camara, Ambroise Oyongo and Donny ToiaAfter giving allocation money to acquire Harry Shipp, Montreal gets some back and a first round pick in 2018.

An athletic and offensive-minded right back, Miller was probably one of the most mature MLS draftees that the Impact has had. Meaning, Eric Miller seems not only ready to play important minutes early in his career from a physical aspect but was sharp enough tactically to play among and against experienced MLS players.

Over two seasons, Miller played 30 games over 2 seasons and was as the 4th pick overall in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft.

With Donny Toia being tested as right back, to accomodate Oyongo to the left, Miller's place in the team was probably in doubt as soon as camp started. One thing for sure, the young man has potential that he has partially shown as a Bleu-Blanc-Noir and will most probably shine wearing the Burgundy.