Men’s Soccer: Tyler Miller signs with Seattle Sounders FC


Daily file photo by Sean Su

Tyler Miller prepares to launch a goal kick. The goalie was the unanimous Big Ten Goalkeeper of the Year during his senior campaign.

Max Gelman, Sports Editor

Men’s Soccer

Former Northwestern goalie Tyler Miller has signed a one-year contract with the Seattle Sounders FC, the team announced Monday.

Miller was drafted in the second round of the 2015 MLS SuperDraft by the Sounders, but instead elected to play for SVN Zweibrücken of the German Fourth Division. Following a short stint there, Miller signed with Seattle’s reserve team, Seattle Sounders FC 2, in July before undergoing thumb surgery later that month.

The Woodbury, New Jersey, native was a four-year starter for the Wildcats and recorded an all-time school record 36 shutouts during his collegiate career. He was also a First Team All-Big Ten selection three times.

Miller is the second former NU player to sign with an MLS team in the past five days after senior forward Joey Calistri inked a Homegrown Contract with the Chicago Fire last Thursday.

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