Striker Miller leaving Whitecaps
Forward Kenny Miller celebrates after scoring a goal for the Vancouver Whitecaps against the Houston Dynamo at BC Place on March 30. (REUTERS)
Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced Sunday that striker Kenny Miller was leaving the club, a day after he played in the club’s 3-2 win over the San Jose Earthquakes at BC Place.
“The club and Miller have mutually agreed to a contract termination,” said a news release. Miller’s contract was set to expire at the end of June and the two sides reportedly were unable to reach a contract extension.
Miller scored three goals this season, tying him for the team lead with Kekuta Manneh and Pedro Morales, but he hadn’t scored since March 30.
“We are thankful for the contributions Kenny made both on and off the pitch during his time in Vancouver,” said Whitecaps FC head coach Carl Robinson in a release. "He has been a great role model, a constant professional, and someone who I consider a very good friend. We wish him and his family all the best.”
Miller, 34, joined the Whitecaps in June 2012 and during his time with the club the native of Edinburgh, Scotland, made 45 appearances in all competitions, registering 13 goals and adding three assists.
Morales scored twice and Manneh added another tally as the Whitecaps beat San Jose in a game that also celebrated the 40th anniversary of professional soccer in the city.
The ‘Caps play again on Wednesday as they travel to Toronto for their first match of the 2014 Amway Canadian Championship. The second leg of the semifinal will take place on May 14 at BC Place.