Sunday, February 14, 2016

Rapids Acquire Eric Miller From Montreal

Colorado just announced that they've traded their natural first-round 2018 Superdraft pick and general allocation money to Toronto for defender Eric Miller.

Miller is a 23 year old outside back, mainly right back.  He made 18 starts and 21 appearances as a rookie for Montreal in 2014 and 6 and 9 last year.  He also has played for the U.S. U-20 and U-23 teams and was called in to the just completed U-23/Full National Team camp this month.

I like this move.  It fills one of our areas of need (outside back) at a low cost and with a young player that we can build around.  That puts us at 21 signed players for this season.

In unrelated news Daniel Boniface had an update on draftees and trialists in camp.  Draftee John Manga has been released while former Dynamo player AJ Cochran and Dynamo youth player Brian Spencer are on trial.  Cochran is a central defender that had 19 starts and 26 appearances for the Dynamo the last two years.  Brian Spencer is the son of assistant coach and Rapids legend John Spencer.

Current roster:

GK John Berner
GK Zac MacMath
D March Burch
D Bobby Burling
D Marlon Hairston
D Eric Miller
D Axel Sjoberg
D Sean St. Ledger
D Mekeil Williams
M Michael Azira
M Sam Cronin
M Marco Pappa
M Zach Pfeffer
M Dillon Powers
M Dillon Serna
M Jared Watts
F Dominque Badji
F Caleb Calvert
F Conor Doyle
F Kevin Doyle
Shkëlzen Gashi
F Luis Solignac

Unsigned draftees:

GK Chris Froschauer
D Dennis Castillo
D Bradley Kamdem
D Javan Torre
M Emmanuel Appiah


D AJ Cochran
D Stephen Keel
M Yann Ekra - Charlotte
M Brian Ownby - Richmond
Brian Spencer

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