CINCINNATI, Ohio - The duo of Jonathan Sutton and Aaron Miller are playing with the Cincinnati Kings of the Premier Development League this summer.
Sutton and Miller will enter their junior campaigns with the Union soccer program this fall. Both players started all 19 matches for Union in 2008.
Miller was a first-team All-Appalachian Athletic Conference selection last season while Sutton was placed on the second team. Miller also picked up the AAC Defensive Player of the Week nod on September 8.
The two are coached by Roby Stahl in Cincinnati.
Sutton plays in the midfield and is from Portsmouth, England. During the 2008 season, he scored one goal and recorded six assists.
"John can ping a ball and change the point of an attack in a second," Stahl said. "I have not seen a player play a ball like him a few years. I like him a lot."
Miller is able to play in front of his hometown as he is a Cincinnati native and defender on the squad. Miller recorded a goal and provided four assists.
"Aaron is so athletic and physical," Stahl commented. "I look for him to play somewhere in the back, maybe as an outside back and he will also get some plenty of looks as a center back for us too."
Through the team's first four games, Sutton has played in three matches with Miller appearing once. The Kings own a 1-3 record entering Saturday's home match against Forest City London.
"Both players have been progressing very nicely for us, and I very happy that we have both of them playing for us," Stahl added. "They are both very nice players."
The team plays a 16-game schedule and the organization offers free tickets to all home games at the Town and Country Sports Complex in Wilder, Ky.
Union finished the 2008 season with a 10-5-4 record including a 9-0-2 home record. The Bulldogs finished sixth in the AAC behind a 3-3-1 record before losing in the quarterfinals after a shootout.
"I am really excited for them to come back to Union in our preseason and help lead us to another level," Union head coach Tyler Brock added. "Both of them have the ability to do great things in Cincinnati, they just need to realize they have the ability to get to next level once they get out of college."
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