DC United goalkeeper Tyler Miller out with shoulder surgery

Tyler Miller - DC United

D.C. United are without goalkeeper Tyler Miller for the remainder of the 2023 MLS season, as the club announced Monday he will soon undergo shoulder surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff and be placed on their Season-Ending Injury List.

Miller, an All-Star this year (coach’s selection), got injured in the Black-and-Red’s 3-1 defeat against the Philadelphia Union in late August. With that setback, Miller’s first season in D.C. United colors ends with six clean sheets in 25 games.

Without the 30-year-old veteran, D.C. United are expected to lean on Alex Bono as their starting goalkeeper as they chase an Audi MLS Cup Playoffs return. Both Bono (ex-Toronto FC) and Miller (ex-Minnesota United FC) joined in the winter via free agency.

Amid head coach Wayne Rooney’s first full season in charge, the Black-and-Red are ninth in the Eastern Conference table (final playoff spot). They sit two points above the line with five games to go (35 points; 9W-12L-8D record).