Kamal Miller

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Kamal Miller
Personal information
Full name Kamal Anthony Miller[1]
Date of birth (1997-05-16) May 16, 1997 (age 23)
Place of birth Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Orlando City
Number 27
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2018 Syracuse Orange 78 (7)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2015 Vaughan Azzurri
2016–2017 K-W United 23 (2)
2018 Reading United 9 (0)
2019– Orlando City 21 (0)
National team
2017 Canada U20 1 (0)
2019– Canada 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 19, 2020
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of January 15, 2020

Kamal Anthony Miller (born May 16, 1997) is a Canadian soccer player who currently plays as a defender for Orlando City in Major League Soccer and the Canadian national team.

Early life[edit]

Miller played four years of college soccer at Syracuse University between 2015 and 2018. During his time at Syracuse, Miller earned both All-ACC and All-South Region honors.[2]

While at college, Miller also played for League1 Ontario club Vaughan Azzurri[3] and USL PDL sides K-W United FC[4][5] and Reading United AC.[6]

Club career[edit]

Orlando City[edit]

On January 11, 2019, Miller was selected 27th overall in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft by Orlando City.[7] He officially signed with the club on March 1, 2019[8] and made his professional debut appearance the following day, starting in Orlando's season opener, a 2–2 draw with New York City FC.[9] As part of Orlando's end-of-season roster decisions it was announced Miller had his contract option for the 2020 season exercised.[10]

International[edit]

Youth[edit]

Miller was capped at youth level for Canada U20s, competing at the 2017 CONCACAF U20 Championship. Miller was named to the Canadian U-23 provisional roster for the 2020 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Championship on February 26, 2020.[11]

Senior[edit]

On March 18, 2019, he received his first senior call-up for Canada for their final CONCACAF Nations League qualifying game against French Guiana.[12] In June 2019, Miller was selected in Canada's 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup squad and made his senior international debut on June 23, entering as a 61st minute substitute in Canada's final group stage match, a 7–0 win over Cuba.[13]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of September 19, 2020[14]
Club Season League Cup Playoffs Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Orlando City 2019 MLS 16 0 0 0 16 0
2020 5 0 5 0
Career Totals 21 0 0 0 0 0 21 0

International[edit]

As of January 16, 2020[15]
Canada national team
2019 3 0
2020 2 0
Total 5 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "40-Player National Team Roster: 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup: Canada" (PDF). CONCACAF. p. 2. Retrieved May 20, 2019 – via Bernews.
  2. ^ "Kamal Miller – Men's Soccer". Syracuse University Athletics. Retrieved March 3, 2019.
  3. ^ "Success Stories Keep Coming for League1 Ontario". Ontario Soccer Association. February 11, 2015.
  4. ^ "K-W United FC – 2016 Regular Season – Roster – # – Kamal Miller -". www.uslleaguetwo.com. Retrieved March 3, 2019.
  5. ^ "K-W United FC – 2017 Regular Season – Roster – # – Kamal Miller -". www.uslleaguetwo.com. Retrieved March 3, 2019.
  6. ^ "Reading United AC – 2018 Regular Season – Roster – # – Kamal Miller – D". www.readingunitedac.com. Retrieved March 3, 2019.
  7. ^ "Former Syracuse centerback Kamal Miller drafted 27th overall in MLS SuperDraft". The Daily Orange – The Independent Student Newspaper of Syracuse, New York. January 11, 2019. Retrieved March 3, 2019.
  8. ^ "Orlando City SC Signs 2019 MLS SuperDraft Pick Kamal Miller | Orlando City Soccer Club".
  9. ^ "Boxscore: Orlando City SC vs. New York City FC 03/02/2019 | Matchcenter".
  10. ^ "Orlando City SC Announces 2019 End-of-Season Roster Decisions". Orlando City SC. November 21, 2019.
  11. ^ "Canada Soccer announces Provisional List for Concacaf Men's Olympic Qualifying". Canada Soccer. February 26, 2020. Retrieved February 26, 2020.
  12. ^ Culver, Jordan. "Orlando City centerback Kamal Miller called up to Canadian men's national team". Pro Soccer USA.
  13. ^ "Canada v Cuba Match Report". www.goldcup.org. Retrieved June 23, 2019.
  14. ^ "Canada – K. Miller – Profile with news, career statistics and history – Soccerway". us.soccerway.com. Retrieved October 6, 2019.
  15. ^ "Kamal Miller profile". Canada Soccer.

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