The Montreal Impact will have a new defender in the future as it acquired Kamal Miller from Austin FC, moments after the expansion club claimed him in the Major League Soccer (MLS ) from Orlando City SC, Tuesday.
In return, the new circuit team was awarded a general allowance amount of $ 225,000, a conditional general allowance amount of $ 50,000 and a first-round pick, the 11th pick, at the 2021 SuperDraft.
Miller, a 23-year-old Canadian, has seen action in 12 regular season games and two playoffs in 2020 with the Florida roster.
“We are very happy with the acquisition of this young Canadian international who had a very good season in 2020,” said Montreal Impact sporting director Olivier Renard in a press release. Kamal is a left-handed defender who has a different style from what we already have in central defense. “
Selected 27th overall in the 2019 SuperDraft by Orlando, Miller has appeared in 28 games, including 23 starts, over the past two seasons. He has also represented Canada five times, including four starts.
Austin FC have also selected forward Danny Hoesen (San Jose Earthquakes), midfielder Jared Stroud (New York Red Bulls), goalie Brady Scott (Nashville SC), midfielder Joe Corona (Los Galaxy Angeles). Miller was the Texas club’s fifth and final selection.