ACQUIRED: Transfer from Deportivo Saprissa, 0104/17
2017: Made 26 appearances (26 starts) in the regular season ... Played 90 minutes for a sixth straight game in a 3-0 win against Orlando City on Sept. 24 ... Recorded his first assist for club in a 3-1 win against the Galaxy on Aug. 6 ... Played 90 minutes for a fifth straight game (7/1-7/29) in the team’s 2-2 draw against the Houston Dynamo on July 29 ... Recorded his 15th start, playing 90 minutes in the team’s 2-2 draw against Chicago on July 5 ... Started for a third straight game in the team’s 1-0 loss against Seattle on May 27 ... Returned to the starting lineup, playing 90 minutes in the team’s 1-1 draw against Atlanta United on May 14 ... Started and played 90 minutes for a sixth straight game in a 1-0 loss against Sporting Kansas City on April 15 ... Scored the game-winning goal in the team’s 3-1 win against Philadelphia on April 8, recording his first career MLS goal ... Logged 90 minutes for a fourth consecutive match (March 12-April 2) in a 1-1 draw against New England on April 2 ... Made his Timbers debut on March 12, starting and playing 90 minutes in a 1-0 shutout win against the LA Galaxy at the StubHub Center.
Miller, 32, joins the Timbers with more than 275 professional appearances since beginning his career in 2003, including six seasons in MLS. A native of San Jose, Costa Rica, Miller comes to Portland after spending the past two seasons in the Costa Rica Primera Division with Club Deportivo Saprissa, making 48 appearances (48 starts) and scoring four goals across all competitions. In 2016, Miller helped Saprissa win its 33rd Primera Division Championship, claiming the 2016 Torneo de Invierno title, while making four appearances (4 starts) in the 2016-17 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League.
Prior to signing with Saprissa, the defender spent six seasons in MLS with the New York Red Bulls (2010-15), making 125 appearances (114 starts) and tallying 15 assists, while also making 10 appearances (8 starts) in the postseason. While playing with the Red Bulls, Miller helped the club win the MLS Supporters’ Shield in 2013.
After beginning his career in Costa Rica with C.S. Cartaginés in 2003, Miller signed with Norwegian first-division side FK Bodø/Glimt, scoring six goals in 52 appearances. Following three seasons with FK Bodø/Glimt, Miller joined Norway’s most decorated club, Rosenborg BK, earning 20 appearances with the team, including three appearances (1 start) in the UEFA Europa League.
Additionally, Miller has made more than 50 appearances for the Costa Rica National Team since making his debut in 2005, winning a Copa Centroamericana title in 2014. Miller has represented Costa Rica during FIFA World Cup qualifying (2006 and 2014) and the CONCACAF Gold Cup (2005, 2013 and 2015), scoring two goals as a defender across all competitions.