Adrian Heath: “Dom Dwyer wants to be here”

During his radio show on Tuesday night, Orlando City head coach Adrian Heath spoke on Real Radio FM 1o4.1 about Sporting Kansas City forward Dom Dwyer. As many of you may know, Dwyer was a striker for Orlando City during OCSC’s run in the USL Pro. When Dwyer was in Orlando, he was always a fan favorite for the Lion’s faithful.

After Orlando City lost to the Chicago Fire in the U.S Open Cup two seasons ago, Dwyer was recalled from his loan and returned to Sporting Kansas City only to be reunited with the Lions for the USL Pro Championship game. In that game, Dwyer scored 4 goals and led the Orlando City Lions to winning the USL Pro championship that evening.

After Dwyer left Orlando City for good, there has been an empty space in the hearts of the Lions faithful. The fans and organization have been dying  for Orlando City to reacquire Dwyer from SKC. However the reality of that happening has been quite bleak.

However, when questioned about Dwyer, Coach Heath wasn’t hesitant on his thoughts on Dwyer coming back to Orlando. “There is no secret that Dom wants to be here. We have tried to bring him here; We have done everything we can. Unfortunately we can’t do it yet.”

Heath continued, “But we will keep trying. I think this is his spiritual home, he wants to come back; We would love to have him, but we will have to wait and see how long it takes before we can do it.”

It has been reported recently that Orlando City has tried very hard to get Dom Dwyer to come back to Orlando City, and Coach Heath just confirmed that. It would make perfect sense for Orlando City to acquire Dom Dwyer, and surely would spend quite a lot of money to do that.

Only time will tell if Orlando can pull off a trade of this magnitude, however I honestly believe this can and likely will happen.

May 20, 2015; Kansas City, KS, USA; New England Revolution defender Jose Goncalves (23) and Sporting KC forward Dom Dwyer (14) during the first half of the match at Sporting Park. Sporting won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports