As promised, Portland make move, ink defender Miller

New Portland Timbers manager Caleb Porter made it clear recently that he was not done making moves to revamp the roster this offseason.

On Monday, the latest move came through, as the club announced they had signed defender Ryan Miller. 

Originally drafted by the Columbus Crew in 2008, Miller played two years in MLS, with the Crew and D.C. United, before moving to Sweden, where he played the past four seasons, most recently with Halmstads BK.

Per league and club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“Ryan is an experienced pro and a great addition to the club,” Porter said in a statement released by the Timbers. “His ability to go box to box as a right back fits what we are looking for in that position. He is another proven piece that brings traits we want in the locker room as well.”

Miller, 28, is already in Portland and is due to appear at the squad's first preseason training session, according to the club.  

A product of Notre Dame, he began his career in Sweden with Ljungskile SK. After one season, he transferred to Halmstads BK, where he made 73 league appearances over three years and helped the club attain promotion to the Allsvenskan, Sweden's top division, for the 2012 season.