Less than 20 days before the kickoff to their inaugural campaign, Loudoun United appears to have solidified one position on the depth chart, as an update from sports management company Remington Ellis claims that goalkeeper Colin Miller has signed with the club.
Update 2/27/2019: Loudoun has confirmed Miller’s signing. “Colin had a fantastic collegiate career at Providence,” said head coach Richie Williams in a team press release. “He showed great promise at the MLS Combine this past January and we are looking forward to having that talent at Loudoun United.”
The 22-year-old from Bel Air, Maryland, attended all four years at Providence, starting all 19 games with a 10-7-2 record, while serving as team captain and finishing second on the All Big East Team in 2018. Miller attended the combine for the 2019 MLS SuperDraft but was not selected over the four rounds.
Presumably with D.C. United having Bill Hamid on the fringes of United States call-ups, any caps for Bill would move Earl Edwards from assumed Loudoun starter to backing up or even starting over Chris Seitz, acquired from the Houston Dynamo in the MLS SuperDraft. Should D.C. sees a Edwards-Seitz keeper backing come to fruition, having Miller compete with or supplant USL vet and Loudoun native Calle Brown for the starting goalkeeper job while Edwards was gone would presumably be a decent pairing.
More on this and other signings as they are learned.
(h/t to Charles Boehm for the pickup.)