Dom Dwyer to enter free agency, out of contract with Orlando City

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Currently out of contract, forward Dom Dwyer will enter the free agency market — Orlando City announced on Wednesday.

Dwyer, 30, joined the Lions in July 2017 via a trade with Sporting Kansas City, which saw Orlando send up to $1.6 million in allocation money to Sporting KC, thus marking a return to Central Florida for Dwyer.

This was Dwyer’s second stint at Orlando — his first coming in 2013 where he spent majority of that year on loan at Orlando, who were playing at that time in the USL Pro. That same year, Dwyer was eventually recalled to parent club Sporting KC, but returned to Orlando for the 2013 USL Pro final, scoring four goals in a 7-4 victory over the Charlotte Eagles at the Citrus Bowl.

Note: Dwyer leaving would open up a Designated Player slot for Orlando City.

The forward’s second stint at Orlando came with a lot of expectations that did not come to fruition. Dwyer would score 24 goals in 67 matches — and spent most of 2020 sidelined because of a knee injury.

Dwyer leaves Orlando with the most goals scored in franchise history, combined with USL and MLS, with 46.


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