Nashville SC has re-signed veteran right back Eric Miller. The contract is for the 2021 season with an option to extend to 2022. Miller, 28, was originally selected by Nashville SC in Stage 1 of the 2019 MLS Re-Entry Draft on Nov. 26, 2019. He rejoins a backline that was the best in the league alongside Defensive Player of the Year Walker Zimmerman and reigning shutout king Joe Willis.
Miller started the first two matches of 2020 before the COVID-19 break in the season. He appeared in four other matches throughout the regular and post season.
"It was an easy decision to come back," Miller said. "I think it's very cool to be part of building something....I think to be successful one year is ok, but I think the goal here is to be successful year in and year out and constantly be competitive for trophies over a long period of time."
Miller commented that hopefully 2020 would be the strangest year in his career, but that it showed a lot about the players that they were able to be so successful in such an odd situation. He added that he wished he had be able to play more, but is happy with how the team did.
"I'm hopeful that the team can continue to have success and I can be a bigger part of it on the field this year," Miller said. "I think having competition within the team is hugely important. I think Gary can attest to this that when he has more than one guy in positions that he can trust and that he can rely on, I think that's really when you start to have good teams. I think our roster is starting to be built in a way that there are more than one reliable guy in multiple spots."
Miller and the rest of the Boys in Gold look forward to proving that last season's success is not a fluke when they kick off the year at home against USL rival FC Cincinnati on April 17 at 7:30pm CST at Nissan Stadium.