Fresh off of a victory that snapped a four-game losing streak, the Minnesota United FC made a trade to bring Woodbury native Eric Miller back home.
In exchange for Miller and $50,000, the Loons sent midfielder Sam Nicholson and a 2018 international roster spot to Colorado.
"Adding a quality, versatile defender like Eric right now is important," said the Loons' Sporting Director Manny Lagos. "We look forward to building on key areas of our roster moving forward and this allows us to do just that."
Miller, 25, played for Woodbury High School and was named Minnesota's Mr. Soccer as a senior, before going on to play three years at Creighton University (2011-13).
Another cool impact from the trade is that it puts Miller together again with his former high school teammate, Brett Kallman.
According to the Star Tribune, trading Nicholson for Miller and cash frees up about $250,000 that Minnesota can use to try and lure in a big free agent this summer.
Miller just received his MBA last year, doing so while playing for the Rapids and taking classes simultaneously. The MLS featured his work ethic in a video that's worth a few minutes of your time.