Orlando City won’t be able to count on striker Dom Dwyer for the remainder of their MLS is Back Tournament campaign.
The club confirmed on Sunday that Dwyer is dealing with a knee injury and had to leave the team in order to get an MRI test. According to the official announcement, “the timeline required for both quarantine and return-to-play training” won’t allow the 29-year-old striker to be on head coach Óscar Pareja’s disposal for the rest of the competition.
Dom Dwyer made only one appearance on MLS is Back Tournament, playing in the opener against NYCFC and failing to get on the scoreboard.
Even without Dwyer’s contributions, Orlando City managed to put together an impressive run so far in the tournament. They finished first in the Group A with two wins and a draw, while defeating Montreal Impact in the first round of knockout stage.
Dwyer has been with Orlando City since 2017, joining in a mid-season trade with Sporting Kansas City. Since then, he played 67 games in MLS with Orlando and scored 24 goals. He also has nine assists to his name.