Sporting's Dom Dwyer traded to Orlando in record deal - KCTV5

Sporting's Dom Dwyer traded to Orlando in record deal

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Sporting Kansas City forward Dom Dwyer has been traded to Orlando City for what could be a Major League Soccer-record $1.6 million. (AP) Sporting Kansas City forward Dom Dwyer has been traded to Orlando City for what could be a Major League Soccer-record $1.6 million. (AP)
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Sporting Kansas City forward Dom Dwyer has been traded to Orlando City for what could be a Major League Soccer-record $1.6 million.

Orlando traded $900,000 in guaranteed allocation money, plus more based on performance in the deal for Dwyer, who recently got his first call-up for the U.S. national team after becoming a citizen.

Dwyer was selected by Kansas City in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft. He ranks second on the team with five goals this season, and he's scored 57 goals over 128 games for his career.

He scored in his national team debut against Ghana this month. He also scored against Panama in the opening game of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

MLS says the previous record was Orlando's trade of Kevin Molino to Minnesota United for $650,000 in allocation money.

Dwyer took to Instagram to say goodbye to Kansas City: 

I remember being drafted, walking in on my first day with nothing but my boots and a head full of dreams. Today 6 years later, I leave with nothing but beautiful memories. Deep down I knew this day would come, and no matter where this journey of football takes me, KC will always be where it began. I want to thank every single one of my teammates, the ownership, back room staff, medical staff, coaching staff from top to bottom, thank you. ???? To the fans, I can never repay you for what you've done for me and the love you have shown me, even in this next chapter I promise to continue to help the club grow. I hope I made a footprint in your hearts like you did mine. Kansas City I love you & I always will. This isn't goodbye, just a see you later. My Mum's always told me "leave it better than you found it". Dom Xxxxx

A post shared by Dom Dwyer (@ddwyer14) on Jul 25, 2017 at 6:03pm PDT

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