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Sounders sign forward Craven, GK Miller

Seattle Sounders FC on Monday announced the signings of forward Andy Craven and goalkeeper Tyler Miller, who each played with Sounders 2 last season.

Craven, 23, had five goals and five assists with S2 and earned a promotion to the first team in late June. However, he suffered a season-ending left knee injury after three games.

“Andy is a player that provides great speed and athleticism in the attack, either up front or on the wing,” coach Sigi Schmid said in a press release. “He was making good progress for us this past year before the injury, and we look forward to having him in camp and healthy for the upcoming season.”

Miller, 22, was taken in the second round of the 2015 SuperDraft, but he chose to begin his professional career in the German fourth division. He returned to the States in the summer and was in goal for S2’s 4-0 win against Arizona United on July 12 before undergoing thumb surgery.

“Despite both battling injuries this past year, our staff was impressed with the progress they made in their first professional season,” general manager Garth Lagerwey said in the release. “We think they both can be long-term contributors to our squad going forward.”

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