Ryan Miller (soccer)
Ryan Miller in 2008 with Columbus Crew
|Date of birth||December 14, 1984|
|Place of birth||Barrington, Illinois, United States|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|2003–2007||Notre Dame Fighting Irish|
|2003||Chicago Fire Reserves||2||(0)|
|2008||→ Cleveland City Stars (loan)||2||(0)|
|2014–||Portland Timbers Academy|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Born in Barrington Illinois, Miller attended Barrington High School, where he graduated from in 2003 and finished his prep career with 100 points, on 36 goals and 28 assists. He attended University of Notre Dame and as a fifth year senior in 2007, he was a Second Team NSCAA All-American and earned CoSIDA First Team Academic All-American honors. He finished his time with the Fighting Irish with 86 straight starts, the most in the team's history.
Miller was originally drafted by Columbus Crew in the third round (31st overall) of the 2008 MLS SuperDraft and made seven reserve team appearances for the club before being released. He was signed via waivers by D.C. United on September 15, 2008 and made his D.C. debut on October 1, 2008 in a CONCACAF Champions League match against Primera Division de Mexico side Cruz Azul. Miller made a total of three appearances for United, including two starts, all coming in the CONCACAF Champions League. One week into the 2009 MLS season, Miller was waived by D.C. United.
After his release by D.C., Miller went on trial with several clubs in Europe, eventually signing with Swedish Superettan side Ljungskile SK. After a short but successful stint with the club, Miller moved up a division to the Allsvenskan league with fellow Swedish club Halmstads BK, where he had trialled the previous spring. He stayed with Halmstads for three seasons and helped the club gain promotion to the Swedish top flight.
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