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Dom Dwyer Reflects on Leading Orlando City to USL Championship

Posted By Eric Lopez On September 11, 2013 @ 7:00 AM In 1080 Sports,Florida News,main feature,Podcast,soccer | No Comments

Earlier this morning on SportstalkFlorida Mornings,  Eric Lopez talked to Forward Dom Dwyer who led Orlando City to USL Championship scoring a club record 4 goals this past Saturday night on loan from MLS’s Sporting Kansas City.

Why you should listen :   Eric Lopez spoke to Dom Dwyer who plays forward in the MLS [1] for Sporting Kansas City [2]  and on loan with Orlando City.Dom Dwyer reflected on his four goal and one asst performance  at the Citrus Bowl this past Saturday night to lead Orlando City to a 7-4 win over Charlotte Eagles in the 2013 USL Pro Championship game. Dwyer [3] talked about playing for the Lions this season on loan from Sporting KC and how he adjusted to that type of schedule going back and forth between Sporting KC and Orlando City. Dwyer also discusses playing in front of over 20,000 fans at the Citrus Bowl. Dwyer shares his thoughts on if Orlando deserves to have be an MLS Franchise?  Dwyer talks about what it was like playing for Orlando City Head Coach Adrian Heath and  whats next for him playing in for Sporting KC who are in battle for first place in the MLS’s Eastern Conference along with the Montreal Impact and New York RedBulls.Sporting_KC_Dom_Dwyer_2013 [4]

Dwyer this year scored 15 goals in 13 games with Orlando City during the season while scoring one goal and one asst in ten games with Sporting KC. Dwyer played college soccer at USF in 2011. Dwyer [5] was selected #16 overall in the 2012 MLS Draft by the Sporting KC.  He made his debut on  May 29, 2012  in a 3-2 win over Orlando City in the Lamar Hunt US Cup.

Dwyer, along with three other teammates, was loaned to Orlando City for the 2013 season as part of the alliance between the two clubs. Dwyer made an instant impact for the Lions by tallying two goals and one assist in the club’s first three matches. On  May 4, 2013, Dwyer scored his first career hat-trick in a 7-2 victory over the Antigua Barracuda. On  May 25, Dwyer scored his 13th goal of the season, tying the all-time season record in the USL Pro for goals with only 46% of the season played. On  June 7, 2013, Dwyer scored his 14th goal of the season against Phoenix FC, surpassing Jhonny Arteaga’s tally of 13 goals for FC New York in 2011. On  June 22, 2013, Dwyer scored the opening goal of an international friendly against Fluminense FC of Brasil’s Série A. Despite Dwyer’s 19th-minute strike, Orlando ultimately fell  4-3 in a exciting match.

Dom Dwyer on SportstalkFlorida Mornings : September 11 ,2013

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[1] MLS: http://www.mlssoccer.com/

[2] Sporting Kansas City: http://www.sportingkc.com/

[3] Dwyer: http://www.orlandocitysoccer.com/club/roster/index.html?player_id=90

[4] Image: http://www.sportstalkflorida.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Sporting_KC_Dom_Dwyer_2013.jpg

[5] Dwyer: http://www.sportingkc.com/players/dom-dwyer

[6] http://audio.sportstalkflorida.com/1080/ELO_9-10-13_Dwyer.mp3: http://audio.sportstalkflorida.com/1080/ELO_9-10-13_Dwyer.mp3

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