Minnesota United traded left back Eric Miller to New York City FC in exchange for $50,000, the club announced Monday.
Miller, a Woodbury native, became the odd man out with the emergence of rookie starter Chase Gasper and the July addition of French fullback Will Moimbe during the summer transfer window.
The $50,000 headed to Minnesota will be in the form of General Allocation Money (GAM), which is an MLS fund that can be used in a variety of ways to help navigate the salary budget.
Miller joined the Loons in a trade with Colorado for Scottish winger Sam Nicholson during the 2018 season. He played 1,145 minutes across 18 games last season and managed to see the field for only 435 minutes across six MLS games this year.
Miller was one of the last players Minnesota retained from last year’s team. To start the year at left back, Miller was behind Francisco Calvo before Calvo was traded to Chicago in May. Miller then found more competition as the season progressed.
Miller, who played youth and high school soccer at high levels in Minnesota, will join his fourth MLS team during his sixth year in the league. He was drafted by Montreal Impact in 2014.
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