Miller making a case to stay
Kenny Miller’s possible departure from the Vancouver Whitecaps this summer hasn’t yet struck a chord with Caps fans.
There’s no KeepKenny Twitter campaign making the rounds and supporters haven’t inundated the Whitecaps office with demands the club extend the Scottish striker’s contract beyond its current June 30 expiry date.
His three goals and one assist in five games are respectable numbers, extrapolating to 20 goals and seven assists in the unlikely event he plays all 34 games this year.
But there’s more to like in Miller’s game this year than just goals and assists.
His work rate has never been better, he continues to make dangerous, well timed runs and maybe most of all, he’s forming an effective partnership with speedy Darren Mattocks, who has drawn raves for his improved play omega watches this season.
Mattocks finally scored his first goal of the season in a 2 1 loss to Colorado last week andwas quick to credit Miller, who held up the ball and sent Mattocks through on a breakaway that led to the goal.
“You can see me and Kenny playing it coming together more and more,” Mattocks said after the game. “I flicked it on to Kenny, and I think he did a fantastic of shrugging off the defender and playing it to me. All credit must go to Kenny on that goal, to be honest.”
Miller made about $1.1 million last season so presumably it would cost the club about $500,000 to extend his contract through to the end of this season maybe less if Miller likes his situation in Vancouver and wants to stay.
The 34 year old Edinburgh native is certainly playing like he wants to stay and has 10 more regular season Major League Soccer games left to make his case for a new deal.
But there’s money involved here and who knows what the Whitecaps will want to do during the international transfer window this summer.
Miller knows soccer is a business and is clearly considering his options omega watches now if his days in a Whitecaps jersey are numbered. Rangers FC manager Ally McCoist has made no secret of his desire to have Miller come back to Ibrox for a third playing stint with the iconic Scottish club.
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