May 4, 2014, 4:10 PM EDT
Carl Robinson’s lukewarm endorsement of Designated Player Kenny Miller now seems a bit of foreshadowing as the Vancouver Whitecaps terminated the Scottish forward’s contract on Sunday after the two sides failed to agree to an extension.
Miller said he wanted to get off the market “early doors” after scoring in Vancouver’s opener, and now he’s on the market earlier than expected since his contract ran through June.
“We are thankful for the contributions Kenny made both on and off the pitch during his time in Vancouver,” said Whitecaps head coach Carl Robinson. “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.
Miller’s three goals are tied with Kekuta Manneh and Pedro Morales for the club lead, but he’s one of four Vancouver forwards to have scored multiple goals this year (Darren Mattocks and Sebastian Fernandez have also scored twice). His departure leaves midfielders Matias Laba and Morales as the ‘Caps only DPs.
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