Kenny Miller is no longer a member of the Vancouver Whitecaps.
The club announced Sunday morning that Miller and the Whitecaps have mutually agreed to terminate his designated player contract, which was set to expire at the end of June. According to the MLS Players Union, Miller was slated to make $940,000 in guaranteed compensation for 2014.
Miller, 34, had previously stated he would like to remain in Vancouver and possibly seek out a contract extension, although it was believed he would have to take a considerable pay cut in order for that to happen.
Miller signed with the Whitecaps in July of 2012. He appeared in 43 regular season games for the Vancouver side, scoring 13 goals and adding three assists. He got off to a red-hot start in 2014, scoring twice in the season-opener against New York.
He had also been dogged by constant rumours of a return to Scotland, and possibly his former club, Rangers, where he previously played on two different occasions.
The Scottish striker, who came off the bench as a substitute in Saturday’s win over San Jose, had recently expressed uncertainty about his contract status.
“We are thankful for the contributions Kenny made both on and off the pitch during his time in Vancouver,” Whitecaps head coach Carl Robinson said in a statement.
“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.”
More to come.