Orlando City has signed second round MLS Superdraft pick Kamal Miller, a club source confirmed to Pro Soccer USA.
Miller was taken in the second round of the MLS SuperDraft in January and was training with the first team throughout preseason. He started in the team’s 2-1 preseason victory over NYCFC.
“He’s settled right in,” coach James O’Connor said about Miller after the friendly. “I thought his decision making on the ball was very good. The great thing about Kamal is very, very coachable. I think that’s something that we place enormous value on. At the end day, you need people who are very open and who will listen and then will execute.”
The 6-foot Canadian centerback was selected by Orlando City with the third pick in the second round (27th overall). He was team captain his junior and senior seasons at Syracuse.
Miller was one of four players Orlando City selected in the SuperDraft. First-round pick Santiago Patiño signed a senior contract ahead of the draft, and the two other players, Scott DeVoss and Tommy Madden, were cut during preseason training.
“He deserves enormous credit for the level of his work and the level of his performances,” O’Connor said.