MLS- Sporting Kansas City

Dwyer training with St Mirren ahead of potential loan


Sporting Kansas City has been busy making moves this offseason, and they might soon make another by allowing one of their younger players to go on loan overseas.

Forward Dom Dwyer is currently training with Scottish side St Mirren, and Sporting KC is not opposed to the idea of allowing him to stick with the club for the near future. The 22-year-old first-round draft pick made just one league appearance in his rookie year in 2012, and Dwyer may have a hard time seeing the field consistently in 2013 even with Sporting KC set to partake in so many competitions.

“I would consider it depending on what the parameters of the loan are,” Sporting KC head coach Peter Vermes said in a conference call earlier this week. “He is over there, he’s training there to make sure that he also likes it there and then once he kind of gives me a confirmation of where he stands then we’ll see if there’s an opportunity.

“It’s not a done deal that we would loan him. We would consider it. We’ll see when the time comes, but right now it’s just him training there for a short stint and trying to get a feel for it.”

Would you like to see Dwyer loaned out to St Mirren? Think it is better that Sporting KC hold onto him for their busy 2013 schedule?

Share your thoughts below

  • patrick

    i remember watching him in the NCAA’s last year. Seems like he could be a nice fit for the SPL


  • DC Josh

    Sporting KC have so much quality on their roster right now, they can afford to send him out on loan. The only problem is the possibility of an injury or permanent move. But, the permanent move can be avoided by including a clause in his loan contract.

    The bigger story could be how badly MLS needs a better reserve league, or partnership with the lower US leagues, so players don’t have to travel thousands of miles to grow as athletes.


    • patrick

      a permanenvt move isn’t exactly that worrying. It’s not like the SPL are big spenders, and if the kid isn’t getting minutes here, he probably won’t light up the SPL either. SKC probably has a sell clause with a figure higher than hes worth.

      I actually like thee loan/trials in Europe. As many have said, (including Tim Ream) playing in Europe has an added sense of pressure that you don’t get playing in the MLS. You’re in the paper and on TV everyday. The professional environment just doesn’t exist when you’re playing for the Carolina Railhawks


      • wides

        Selling a player would also give them allocation money I believe, which they could use to further upgrade the roster in other areas that they may have more pressing need at.

        I’m not an SKC fan so I can’t really tell you what areas those are.


  • Yevgeniy

    Another big story is how far the league has come. Now, a player who has a low chance of seeing the field in MLS is being loaned out to Europe to get playing time.


  • JL

    Ya what is the downside of these loans other than injury? Selling these kind of guys isn’t bad for the league image by any means, and getting them competitive games elsewhere certainly isn’t. Look at Bowen in LA, and Hernandez down in Dallas. Both guys left to get games in other countries and potentially develop into the players their clubs hope they can be, rather than rotting on the roster not even making the bench.


  • Eric

    This is a good deal for both Dom and SKC…Dwyer is currently behind Kamara, Sapong, Bunbury, Peterson, Convey, and arguably Saad at forward on the SKC depth chart (and on top of that, rumor has it that Argentinian striker Claudio Bieler is going to sign with SKC next week), and SKC can hopefully develop a player they used a first-round draft pick on last year.

    That being said, I could see SKC only wanting it to be a short-term loan, since Bunbury is recovering from an ACL tear and both Peterson and Convey were injury-prone last year.


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