Miller collects MLS Player of the Week honor
New York, NY (Sports Network) - Vancouver Whitecaps FC forward Kenny Miller was named the MLS Player of the Week for Week 16 of the regular season on Monday.
Miller scored a pair of delightful goals for the Whitecaps and drew a penalty kick in his team's 4-3 comeback win over the New England Revolution on Saturday.
With Vancouver trailing 2-0 after 20 minutes, Miller helped change the momentum in the match when he drew a foul on New England's Andrew Farrell inside the penalty area, which forced Farrell to be sent off.
Camilo converted the subsequent spot kick to make it 2-1 before Miller leveled the contest in the 39th minute.
The Scotland international then capped his performance with an outstanding volley in the second half that put the Whitecaps up, 4-2.
The MLS Player of the Week award is selected each week by the North American Soccer Reporters. The group consists of members of online, print, television, and radio media.
2013 MLS Player of the Week winners:
Week 1: Mike Magee (Los Angeles Galaxy)
Week 2: Robert Earnshaw (Toronto FC)
Week 3: Bill Hamid (D.C. United)
Week 4: Juan Agudelo (Chivas USA)
Week 5: Will Johnson (Portland Timbers)
Week 6: Ryan Johnson (Portland Timbers)
Week 7: Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo)
Week 8: Jack McInerney (Philadelphia Union)
Week 9: Tim Cahill (Red Bull New York)
Week 10: Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
Week 11: Will Bruin (Houston Dynamo)
Week 12: Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders)
Week 13: Marco Di Vaio (Montreal Impact)
Week 14: Diego Fagundez (New England Revolution)
Week 15: Olmes Garcia (Real Salt Lake)
Week 16: Kenny Miller (Vancouver Whitecaps FC)
06/17 15:46:57 ET