After six seasons, some quality and fairly consistent play, a few spectacularly awful moments and a never-ending search for a goal, Roy Miller conducted his New York Red Bulls swan song in 2015. One of the last remnants of the Hans Backe-Erik Solér era, along with Dax McCarty, Miller saw his five-year reign as RBNY's starting left back come to an end due to injury and the emergence of Kemar Lawrence.
Following the first game of the season in which he started and went the full 90 minutes, Miller picked up a knee injury in training, opening the door for the newly acquired Lawrence. The Jamaican international proceeded to run off with the left back job and limit Miller to fill-in duty when Lawrence was away with his national team.
A summertime re-aggrivation of the knee injury affectively ended the Costa Rican international's season and his RBNY career as New York released Miller following the team's playoff ouster in the Eastern Conference Final.
Miller concluded his New York career with 125 MLS regular season appearances, notching 15 assists. He also played in 10 MLS Cup Playoff games for the Red Bulls.
5 Games Started
444 Minutes Played
Player Grade: Incomplete
Things done well:
During his time in an RBNY shirt, Miller excelled at getting forward, whipping-in crosses and providing width from his left back position. His ability to consistently fulfill his defensive duties week-in and week-out made him one of the better left backs in MLS during his time. His abilities on the field remained mostly unchanged in 2015 despite his lack of time on the field.
Things done poorly:
In years past, this category would have been dominated by his lack of speed, difficulty tracking back after bombing forward in attack and an inability to put his long-range shots on frame. In 2015, it was simply being healthy and getting on the field.