MN Migration: Miller Moves to Left Back in Shutout

by on 16 May 2017

In this week’s recap of Minnesotans playing professionally outside of the state: Cropper earns his third shutout, Akale’s season comes to a close, and Kallman’s streak ends.

A red card suspension for Mekeil Williams led to Eric Miller shifting over to left back for the Colorado Rapids. Miller played across the back line last season for the Rapids and performed well in a 3-0 win over the San Jose Earthquakes. The defender finished the full 90 with a team-high eight clearances as well as six recoveries and a pair of tackles.

Cody Cropper made three saves in the New England Revolution’s 4-0 win over Real Salt Lake. While the saves weren’t exactly highlights, getting his third clean sheet of the season will help the keeper continue to earn a starting role for the Revs.

The season ended poorly for Mukwelle Akale and Villarreal CF C. With no hope of gaining promotion, Villarreal dropped its last game 3-0 to Muro CF. It was the side’s third-straight loss leaving them seventh in the final standings.

Kassey Kallman’s streak of consecutive regular season minutes ended this weekend at 4,018 when she was substituted off in the 52nd minute. The Washington Spirit made the change in an attempt turn a two-goal deficit against Seattle Reign FC. The newly turned midfielder had struggled to contain Seattle’s Nahomi Kawasumi, but things did not improve with the substitution. The Spirit managed to score two goals, but allowed another four leading to a 6-2 final.

Tyler David played the first 45 minutes for Saint Louis FC in a 1-0 loss to the Charleston Battery. The midfielder was swapped out after a scoreless half for an attacking player. Unfortunately the result went the other way. It is also possible David is being rested for STLFC’s Open Cup game on Wednesday.

Jackson Yueill was on the bench for San Jose against Colorado, but did not see the field.

Teal Bunbury did not play this weekend, but he did make his return to the New England Revolution’s game day roster.

Calum Mallace was an unused substitute for the Montreal Impact in a 3-2 loss to Columbus Crew SC.

Cat Parkhill remained on the bench for FC Kansas City’s scoreless draw with the Portland Thorns.

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