He might seem like a quiet fellow off the field, but once he steps onto the field, he becomes a beast. He's a versatile midfielder that is always looking to be dangerous and looking for goal. He is Miller Bolaños.
Miller joined the Red-and-White in the beginning of the year, and his development and adaptation to a new league and country has been extraordinary. As of today, Miller has played in 17 games (14 starts), already scoring three goals and adding two assists.
"With time, I've started feeling better, adjusting with my teammates and the way soccer is played in MLS," Bolanos said.
But his integration to the team was not easy. Miller came to the Los Angeles-based team from LDU Quito of Ecuador's Serie A, the top league in the nation. In his three years with The Whites, Miller scored 22 goals in 65 games played. Despite not making his debut with the First Team in the season home-opener, Miller came onto the field for the Goats in the team's game against Vancouver Whitecaps FC, the second match of the season. Upon his entrance to the field, there was a notable change in Chivas USA's attack.
"It took me a while [to get adjusted] over here because I was used to a different type of soccer. I've had to get used to the physicality, making more passes and that has helped me improve professionally and personally."
More than nine months have passed since he joined the Red-and-White and fortunately, Miller has not felt lonely. Although he says he gets along the best with compatriot Oswaldo Minda, he has also found support from all his teammates with his adaptation to a new country and league.
"I feel great. Now, I just want to finish the MLS season the best way we can," Miller finalized.