There have been rumblings for weeks, but Orlando City Soccer Club's leading scorer, Dom Dwyer is finally heading back to his parent club, Sporting KC, for the remainder of the season.
Sporting's CEO Robb Heineman confirmed via Twitter this morning that the club was recalling Dwyer and that he would report to the club later Thursday.
Dwyer's impact with Orlando City was immediate and consistent, scoring 15 goals in 13 league matches with the club, setting both a club and league record through only a half season. It's possible that Dwyer could still earn the "Golden Boot" for USL PRO scoring this season, though Pittsburgh's Jose Angulo currently has 10 goals and could feasible over take him. Though the loss to the Chicago Fire in the US Open Cup quarterfinals Wednesday night may not be leaving Orlando on a highnote, Dwyer's impact will always be remembered.
From his first-touch shots to his back-flips, Dwyer brought an energy that only helped improve an already electric playing style for Orlando City. A fan favorite with his faux hawk and wide-grin, supporter groups took to social media early today to voice their support for Dwyer and wish him luck as he moves on to Major League Soccer.
Orlando City will release an official statement later this morning. There is no word, as of yet, whether another Sporting KC player will be loaned to the Lions to take Dwyer's place for the remainder of the season.