Vancouver Whitecaps Sign Scotland International Kenny Miller

Shona Black@@shona_blackContributor IIJuly 16, 2012

Scotland Striker Kenny Miller
Scotland Striker Kenny MillerMark Runnacles/Getty Images

MLS team Vancouver Whitecaps unveiled the signing of Kenny Miller on July 16.

The arrival of the Scottish international striker completes a dramatic midseason roster shake-up after the club unexpectedly traded striker Sebastien Le Toux to New York Red Bulls and playmaker Davide Chiumiento to FC Zurich.

Miller, 32, will be the Whitecaps' third designated player, joining striker Eric Hassli and fellow Scotsman, midfielder Barry Robson.

There are hopes the ambitious signing will help soothe tensions with Hassli, who was reportedly unhappy with Chiumiento's departure, according to Vancouver newspaper The Province

Miller was signed from Premier League-bound Cardiff City but is probably best known from his days as a goal machine for Wolverhampton Wolves from 2001 to 2006 and Glasgow Rangers from 2008 to 2011. 

Whitecaps head coach Martin Rennie said in a club press release:

“We’re delighted to bring an experienced striker like Kenny to our club. 

He has been a proven goalscorer with big clubs in Scotland and played in the England Premier League. His speed, energy, and work rate will be a valuable asset to our club, as we look to have a strong second half of the season in MLS.” 

Miller is expected to make his debut against LA Galaxy on July 18.

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