Dom Dwyer dealt to Orlando City FC from Kansas City

Dom Dwyer dealt to Orlando City FC from Kansas City

A fairly blockbuster MLS "trade" happened Tuesday afternoon, as Kansas City sent longtime striker Dom Dwyer over to relative league newcomers Orlando, who had been trying to acquire Dwyer for years.

The husband of elite U.S. Women's Program and Kansas City FC forward Sydney Leroux, Dwyer made his global debut with the USMNT this year after obtaining his American citizenship. Nemeth, 28, would help offset the loss of Dwyer, the second leading scorer in Sporting KC history.

Dwyer, drafted in 2012, has scored 66 goals in 149 appearance for Kansas City, but if he was going to leave, it makes sense that he would go to Orlando.

Dwyer's recent success with the USA national team figured to bolster his chances of securing a better offer from Sporting KC, but instead served to boost his trade value, giving SKC the opportunity to unload a player who would have gone into the a year ago of his contract in 2018. He also scored against Panama in the opening game of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

That combined total tops the previous MLS record set in January when Orlando traded Kevin Molino to Minnesota United FC for $450,000 in general allocation money and $200,000 in targeted allocation money.

"Dom is a fantastic player who recently gave us a glimpse of what he is capable of with the USA men's national team and will keep doing so with the club and at the MLS All-Star game next week".




Dwyer also played part of his collegiate career in nearby Tampa at the University of South Florida.

Columbus is still in position to control Nemeth's destination, but given the amount of allocation money Sporting KC just received, it will be hard for any of the interested suitors to match what Kansas City can afford to pay for the rights to the 28-year-old Hungarian forward.

Dwyer will speak to media for the first time during a press conference Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m.at the stadium and is expected to play for the Lions when they travel to Atlanta United FC on Saturday.

But the crux of this story is that Dwyer and Leroux will have to split up during the regular season.

Could Leroux follow Dwyer to Orlando?

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