CF Montreal Trades Kamal Miller, GAM To Inter Miami For Two Players
On Wednesday afternoon CF Montreal announced a deal to send the defender back to Florida.
CF Montreal has officially traded Kamal Miller and $1.3 million in GAM money for Bryce Duke and Ariel Lassiter, with both teams retaining an on-sale percentage for their respective players.
“We’re very happy with the arrival of these two players,” said CF Montreal Vice-President and Chief Sporting Officer Olivier Renard. “We had been discussing with Miami for a while regarding Bryce. He is an intelligent player on the pitch, with good technique and passing quality. He is a modern player who will bring creativity. Ariel is a versatile, left-footed player, with good speed and goal-scoring ability. He can also play as a striker and will help us offensively.”
“We wish to thank Kamal for the years spent at CF Montreal. He developed well with us and did good things that helped us achieve good results. We wish him the best of luck for the future of his career.”
Duke earned four starts in seven games with Miami while making 28 regular season appearances last season, which included 16 starts and 1,476 minutes, finishing the year with one goal and seven assists.
He also played for LAFC during the 2020 and 2021 seasons, playing 26 regular season games with the club which included five starts and finished with three assists.
The Arizona native made his pro debut on February 18, 2020, in a Concacaf Champions League game against Mexican side Club Leon and is a product of the Real Salt Lake Academy which he joined back in 2016.
Lassiter, who is 28 years old, comes in with a lot of experience having already played for three different teams. He made his MLS debut back in 2015 with the LA Galaxy and stayed through to 2018, when he spent two seasons with the Houston Dynamo.
He most recently joined Inter Miami in 2022 and so far this season has made seven appearances and has four shots in 143 minutes played.
The Costa Rica native finished the 2022 season with 30 appearances and 16 games where was named to the starting IX playing 1,642 minutes scoring four goals and getting five assists.
He also spent the 2019-20 season with Liga Deportivo Alajuelnese of the Costa Rican first division where he scored 24 goals and added 16 assists in 65 games while also playing for Los Ticos.
In international duty Lassiter has made 17 apperances and scored his first goal for country in July 2021 in a Gold Cup game against Guadaloupe.
Miller played 60 games and played 5,152 minutes with CF Montreal, with his time in La Bell Province lasting about three seasons from 2021-2023 with the defender scoring three goals and adding six assists.
He helped CF Montreal win a Canadian Championship back in 2021 and on the international stage went to the World Cup with Canada and played all three group stage games in Qatar.
In total Miller has played 32 caps for Canada helping them qualify for the World Cup for the first time in 36 years.