Just as the Colorado Rapids left for their two-week trip to Tucson, Ariz., they announced yet another addition to their roster. This time the Rapids added defender Eric Miller from the Montreal Impact. The Rapids sent general allocation many and a natural first-round pick in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft to Montreal.

While in Montreal, Miller played 2,163 minutes in the past two seasons at right back. He was selected fifth overall in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft by the Impact and was named as a Generation adidas member two weeks.

“Eric is a rising young player in our league and with the U.S. national team program. He will bring added quality and competition to our backline. We are delighted to welcome him to the club,” technical director Paul Bravo said.

Miller will be joining a completely new-and-overhauled roster after last year’s last-place finish in the Western Conference. Along with Miller, the Rapids have been busy this offseason acquiring Zack Pfeffer from Philadelphia, Mekeil Williams from Trinidad and Tobago and Shkelzen Gashi in a Designated Player role. The Rapids also lost a few players, but their biggest loss came as fan favorite Clint Irwin was sent to Toronto. However with the addition of Miller, the Rapids will finally have a great amount of depth in the fullback position.

Upon receiving his International Transfer Certificate (ITC), Miller will join the rest of his new Rapids team in Arizona. The Rapids have preseason games against the Swope Park Rangers, the Houston Dynamo and Sporting Kansas City all before returning to Denver on Feb. 28. The Rapids will be participating in the Desert Diamond Cup for the third consecutive year.

The Rapids regular season begins on Mar. 6 from San Jose as the Rapids take on the Earthquakes before returning home on Mar. 12, for their home opener against the LA Galaxy.