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Whitecaps striker Miller named MLS player of the week

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The Canadian Press
6/17/2013 3:21:29 PM
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VANCOUVER -- Vancouver Whitecaps striker Kenny Miller has been named Major League Soccer's player of the week.

The Scottish international scored two goals and drew a penalty kick to propel the Whitecaps to a 4-3 win over the New England Revolution Saturday night at BC Place.

With the Revolution up 2-0, Miller ran onto a ball behind New England's defence and was pulled down by Andrew Farrell in the box, forcing an ejection and a penalty kick in the 23rd minute. Camilo converted the penalty kick for the Whitecaps' first goal.

Miller his first goal of the game in the 39th minute when he flicked the ball over his defender and hit a shot with his left foot past New England goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth to tie the game at 2-2.

Miller ensured the victory for Vancouver 29 minutes later when he collected a through ball from Camilo and volleyed it into the top right corner.

Miller becomes the second Whitecaps player to win the honour. Camilo was named player of week during Week 3 of Vancouver's inaugural season in 2011.

Kenny Miller (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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