Miller signs for Vancouver
Experienced Cardiff striker makes Major League Soccer switch
Last Updated: July 16, 2012 10:35pm
Kenny Miller: Has left Cardiff to join MLS side Vancouver Whitecaps
Scotland skipper Kenny Miller has joined Major League Soccer side Vancouver Whitecaps from Cardiff.
The 32-year-old striker becomes a 'designated player' with the Canadian franchise after signing an undisclosed contract, subject to international clearance.
Miller scored 11 goals for Cardiff in the Championship last season but missed from the penalty spot in the Carling Cup final shootout against Liverpool at Wembley.
The former Rangers and Celtic man revealed he has elected to make the move across the Atlantic for lifestyle - as well as professional - reasons.
"I'm delighted to be making this move to Major League Soccer and Vancouver Whitecaps FC," Miller told his new club's official website.
"I have heard many great things about the club and the city of Vancouver, and have been impressed by the standard of MLS.
"To have the chance to continue my career in North America with Whitecaps FC is a fantastic opportunity for me and my family."
As well as his time in Scotland, Miller also played in the Premier League with both Wolves and Derby and it is this experience that Whitecaps coach Martin Rennie hopes will be helpful to his side.
Rennie added: "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."