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Rochester's Miller Named Goalkeeper of the Year

By usl admin, 10/26/15, 12:30PM EDT


USL News Release

Monday, October 26, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. – The United Soccer League announced today the Rochester Rhinos’ Brandon Miller has been voted the USL Goalkeeper of the Year.

Miller had a record-setting season for the Rhinos, as he set USL records in both shutouts (13) and goals-against average (0.54). Miller is the third Rhinos goalkeeper to claim the award in the past four seasons, following Kristian Nicht in 2012 and John McCarthy in 2014.

The 2015 USL Awards were voted on by team management, a nationwide panel of media representatives from all 24 USL markets and an online fan poll.

Miller recorded 13 shutouts in 21 starts for the Rhinos during the regular season, and conceded only 11 goals as the Rhinos lost just once in claiming the USL Regular Season Championship. His stellar play continued in the postseason, with two shutouts in three contests to help the Rhinos earn their first championship since 2001.

Among his top performances of the season were a five-save shutout against Eastern Conference rival Louisville City FC in the Rhinos’ 2-0 win on July 13. Miller also made five saves in the 2015 USL Championship, which allowed Rochester to rally late to send the game to overtime in their 2-1 win against the LA Galaxy II.

The 2015 USL Awards are being announced throughout this week, and continue with the unveiling of the 2015 USL Defender of the Year on Tuesday.

2015 USL Awards
Goalkeeper of the Year – Brandon Miller, Rochester Rhinos
Defender of the Year – Tuesday, Oct. 27
Coach of the Year – Wednesday, Oct. 28
Rookie of the Year – Thursday, Oct. 29
Most Valuable Player – Friday, Oct. 30

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