With Tyler Miller skipping the MLS Combine to test his hand with Europe his stock fell a bit. Seattle Sounders FC took advantage of that, traded future considerations to the New England Revolution for the 33rd pick and drafted the Northwestern keeper. Seattle now has rights for three keepers after also acquiring Troy Perkins earlier in the week.
In order to trade up Sounders FC traded the rights to HGP Sean Okoli to the Revs.
Sounders sent the rights to homegrown Sean Okoli to New England in moving up to get goalkeeper Tyler Miller who they had as top GK in draft.— Don Ruiz (@donruiztnt) January 15, 2015
The 6'4" Miller started all 19 games with Northwestern this year, only allowing 12 goals and saving 85.4% of shots. In his four years in college he never allowed more than a goal a game. He played high school soccer at Bishop Eustace in New Jersey.
TopDrawerSoccer rated Tyler as the best player in the Big 10 and top 13 among upperclassmen. They expected him to be late 1st round talent. Miller was a four-time ODP player and was on the US U-18 team in the past.
The Sounders still have the 40th pick in today's draft.