Yesterday, Dom Dwyer moved to Orlando City from Sporting Kansas City in what is the most expensive trade in MLS history. SKC receive $900,000 in TAM/GAM, but that figure could rise to $1.6million with performance bonuses.
I was intrigued by this transfer news that broke yesterday, so I thought I’d write a short piece on it.
Sporting Kansas City have had a fantastic start to the year, and they currently sit second in the Western Conference. So why have they sold their star man?
It seems strange to me that they would sell such a big player at this point in the MLS campaign. They do look very good for a play-off spot and they will achieve one. But surely a player of Dwyer’s quality is what you need in the big play-off games at the end of the year.
Replacement-wise, SKC are rumoured to be considering using the TAM/GAM to bring in former Kansas City player, Krisztián Németh.
The Hungarian scored 11 goals in 28 games for SKC in 2015.
One thing that came across my mind when the transfer news broke was, what does the move mean for Orlando’s Cyle Larin?
Cyle has been in the spotlight for the wrong reasons this year, after being arrested for Driving Under the Influence. He has also recently been heavily linked with a move to Besiktas, in Turkey and Larin has previously expressed an interest in playing his football in Europe.
Could Larin use the Dwyer transfer to get a move away from the Orlando City Stadium? I’m not sure.
On the other hand. How good would a Cyle Larin and Dom Dwyer strike partnership be? Absolutely formidable.
Orlando City had a fantastic start to the year, and were in brilliant form. They won six out of their first eight games, five of those being at home. Since then they have had a severe drop in form, and sit outside of the play-off positions. This has led to some fans calling for Jason Kreis to be sacked, on social media.
Could the partnership of Dwyer and Larin be the key to reignite Orlando City’s season, and help them finish in the play-offs?
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