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New York City FC acquire defender Eric Miller from Minnesota United

City has purchased the right back from the Loons for $50,000 in General Allocated Money

MLS: Seattle Sounders FC at Minnesota United FC Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

With Joe Scally still recuperating from hip surgery, New York City FC lacks depth at the right back position. Earlier today, that problem was solved.

NYCFC have announced that they have acquire defender Eric Miller from Minnesota United for $50,000 in General Allocated Money (GAM).

According to his Transfermarkt profile, Miller is primarily a right back, but also has experience playing left back and center back.

“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.” said NYCFC Sporting Director Claudio Reyna. “He’s a versatile player who performs well in different positions which gives our roster added flexibility when playing varying systems.”

Miller, 26, has been an MLS regular since his debut with the Montreal Impact in 2014. The Jacksonville, Florida native has also featured for the United States national team at both the U20 and U23 levels in the past.

Though Miller has definitely been somewhat of a journeyman since his pro debut, he is coming into his prime as a footballer and can be a worthy backup to perennial starter Anton Tinnerholm, at least while Scally is still on the mend.

Welcome to the club, Eric! We look forward to seeing what you can do.