Tale of the Tape | Eric Miller vs. Ignacio Piatti | Colorado Rapids vs. Montreal Impact

2017.09.29 Tale of the Tape

For the first time since departing Montreal Impact at the end of the 2015 season, the Colorado Rapids' defender Eric Miller is likely to lineup against his former club when the two teams meet at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on Saturday (TICKETS).

Miller, who made 30 appearances for the Impact across seasons 2014 and 2015, was an unused substitute at Saputo Stadium last year in a match which ended 2-2.

He was in the lineup for Montreal when Piatti made his MLS debut, in a 1-0 home win over Chicago Fire on August 16, 2014. Piatti has since proven himself to be a huge asset to the Canadian side, boasting 47 goals in 90 appearances. The Argentine sits on a career-high equaling 17 goals this season, and his former teammate Miller will be one of those whose role is to prevent him adding to that impressive tally at the weekend.

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<p align="center"><br><br><br><br><br><strong>vs.</strong></p>
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<p align="center">Eric Miller</p>
<p align="center">Ignacio Piatti</p>
<p align="center">3</p>
<p align="center">10</p>
<p align="center">Defender</p>
<p align="center">Midfielder</p>
<p align="center">24</p>
<p align="center">32</p>
<p align="center">6'0"</p>
<p align="center">5'11"</p>
<p align="center">175lbs</p>
<p align="center">169lbs</p>
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<p align="center">2014</p>
<strong>First joined MLS</strong>
<p align="center">2014</p>
<p align="center">4th&nbsp;season</p>
<strong>MLS Experience</strong>
<p align="center">4th&nbsp;season</p>
<p align="center">83</p>
<p align="center">90</p>
<p align="center">Montreal Impact</p>
<strong>Previous clubs</strong>
<p align="center">San Lorenzo, Lecce, Independiente, Gimnasia La Plata, Saint-Étienne, Chacarita Juniors</p>
<p align="center">Miller has shown&nbsp;himself to be a versatile and valuable asset in MLS and especially with the Rapids in 2016. He is most comfortable playing at right back.</p>
<strong>What they say …</strong>
<p align="center">One of the most dynamic attacking players in the league, Piatti was named the Impact team MVP in 2015 and 2016, scoring 26 goals and adding 14 assists.</p>