Ryan Miller (soccer)

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Ryan Miller
Ryan Miller Crew.jpg
Ryan Miller in 2008 with Columbus Crew
Personal information
Date of birth (1984-12-14) December 14, 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Barrington, Illinois, United States
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
2003–2007 Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003 Chicago Fire Reserves 2 (0)
2005 Nevada Wonders 2 (0)
2005–2007 Indiana Invaders 15 (1)
2008 Columbus Crew 0 (0)
2008 Cleveland City Stars (loan) 2 (0)
2008–2009 D.C. United 0 (0)
2009 Ljungskile SK 14 (0)
2010–2012 Halmstads BK 83 (0)
2013 Portland Timbers 7 (0)
Teams managed
2014– Portland Timbers Academy
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ryan Miller (born December 14, 1984) is a former American professional soccer player and current soccer coach. He is currently Head coach of the Portland Timbers Academy.[1]

Amateur career[edit]

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.

During his college years, Miller also played for Chicago Fire Reserves, Nevada Wonders and Indiana Invaders in the USL Premier Development League.

Professional career[edit]

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.[2] 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.[3][4] 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.[5][6] He stayed with Halmstads for three seasons and helped the club gain promotion to the Swedish top flight.

On January 21, 2013, Miller signed with Portland Timbers of Major League Soccer.[7] He was not retained following the season.[8]

National team[edit]

On December 21, 2010, Miller was called up to the USA national team squad by head coach Bob Bradley for a friendly against Chile, but he didn't feature in the match.[9][10]


  1. ^ Ryan Miller - Linkedin
  2. ^ "Player Bio: Ryan Miller". D.C. United. Retrieved 10 February 2009. 
  3. ^ "Ny amerikan klar för jungskile" (in Swedish). bohuslaningen.se. 2009-07-07. Retrieved 2010-01-06. 
  4. ^ "YA exclusive: Four's a crowd". yanks-abroad.com. 2009-07-31. Retrieved 2010-01-06. 
  5. ^ "Nyförvärv till HBK" (in Swedish). hbk.se. 2010-01-06. Retrieved 2010-01-06. 
  6. ^ "Miller inks deal with Halmstads BK". yanks-abroad.com. 2010-01-06. Retrieved 2010-01-06. 
  7. ^ http://www.portlandtimbers.com/news/2013/01/timbers-sign-defender-ryan-miller
  8. ^ http://www.oregonlive.com/timbers/index.ssf/2013/12/portland_timbers_exercise_opti.html
  9. ^ "Miller uttagen till landslagsläger" (in Swedish). hbk.se. 2010-12-23. Retrieved 2011-01-11. 
  10. ^ "Bradley releases january roster". yanks-abroad.com. 2010-12-21. Retrieved 2011-01-11. 

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