MLS on Loan: Dom Dwyer adds to impressive campaign by breaking USL PRO goalscoring record

Dom Dwyer with Orlando City SC

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Courtesy of Orlando City SC

Dom Dwyer may not get a chance to score on his parent club when Orlando City SC travel to Sporting KC on Wednesday for a fourth-round US Open Cup date, but the striker racked up a pretty decent consolation prize over the past week: breaking the record for goals scored in USL PRO.

Dwyer notched his 14th and 15th goals of the season for Orlando, one against Phoenix FC on Friday and another against the Antigua Barracuda on Sunday. Both came in Lions victories and both continued a remarkable season for the Sporting KC loanee and his club.

Orlando still sit atop the standings with 32 points through 13 games, seven ahead of second-place Harrisburg. Dwyer's 15 goals have him on top of the USL PRO scoring charts by a mile, eight ahead of his nearest chaser.

Meanwhile, the Philadelphia Union quartet kept Harrisburg City humming with a 2-0 win over Wilmington last Wednesday. Second-half substitute Cristhian Hernandez played 32 minutes and notched an assist for the City Islanders, while Don Anding and Greg Jordan both started. Jimmy McLaughlin replaced Anding in the 75th minute to help seal the result.

Two D.C. United loanees were in action as the Richmond Kickers were held to a 1-1 draw on Saturday at home against those same Wilmington Hammerheads. Goalkeeper Andrew Dykstra was nearly perfect, making one save as the Kickers took a 1-0 lead 12 minutes from time via a goal from former Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Philippe Davies. But Dykstra was beaten a minute later by second-half sub Steven Perry as the Hammerheads rescued the point. Fellow D.C. loanee, forward Michael Seaton, put in a 60-minute shift for Richmond.

In NASL action, Chicago Fire loanee Kellen Gulley made a cameo appearance for Atlanta in their 1-1 draw with FC Edmonton. Gulley came on with five minutes remaining in regulation and put a shot on frame, only to see it saved.

USL PRO:

Harrisburg City Islanders 2-0 win vs Wilmington Hammerheads, Wednesday, June 5
M Jimmy McLaughlin
(Philadelphia Union) - Substitute,  played 15 minutes
M Greg Jordan (Philadelphia Union) - Started, played 90 minutes
F Cristhian Hernandez (Philadelphia Union) - Substitute, played 32 minutes, one assist
M Don Anding (Philadelphia Union) - Started, played 75 minutes
M Leo Fernandes (Philadelphia Union) - Did not play
F Aaron Wheeler (Philadelphia Union) - Did not play

Charleston Battery 2-2 draw vs Charlotte Eagles, Wednesday, June 5
M Bryce Alderson
(Vancouver Whitecaps) - Substitute, played 45 minutes

Orlando City SC 2-0 win vs Phoenix FC Wolves, Friday, June 7
GK Jon Kempin (Sporting Kansas City) - Did not play
M Christian Duke (Sporting Kansas City) - Substitute, played 8 minutes
D Yann Songo’o (Sporting Kansas City) - Started, played 90 minutes
F Dom Dwyer (Sporting Kansas City) - Started, played 82 minutes, scored one goal

Rochester Rhinos 1-1 draw vs Montreal Impact Reserves, Friday, June 7
D Bilal Duckett
(New England Revolution) - Did not play
F Matt Horth (New England Revolution) - Did not play
M Gabe Latigue (New England Revolution) - Started, played 90 minutes
D Tyler Polak (New England Revolution) - Started, played 90 minutes

Harrisburg City Islanders 3-1 loss vs Colorado Rapids Reserves, Saturday, June 8
M Jimmy McLaughlin
(Philadelphia Union) - Substitute, played 8 minutes
M Greg Jordan (Philadelphia Union) - Started, played 88 minutes
F Cristhian Hernandez (Philadelphia Union) - Substitute, played 4 minutes
M Don Anding (Philadelphia Union) - Did not play
M Leo Fernandes (Philadelphia Union) - Did not play

Richmond Kickers 1-1 draw vs Wilmington Hammerheads, Saturday, June 8
M Taylor Kemp (D.C. United)
- Did not play
F Michael Seaton (D.C. United) - Started, played 60 minutes
M Conor Shanosky (D.C. United) - Did not play
F Casey Townsend (D.C. United) - Did not play
GK Andrew Dykstra (D.C. United) - Started, played 90 minutes
F Brian Ownby (Houston Dynamo) - Did not play

Charleston Battery  4-1 win vs Houston Dynamo Reserves, Saturday, June 8
M Bryce Alderson (Vancouver Whitecaps)
- Started, played 70 minutes

Orlando City SC 2-0 win vs Antigua Barracuda FC, Sunday, June 9
GK Jon Kempin (Sporting Kansas City) - Started, played 90 minutes
M Christian Duke (Sporting Kansas City) - Started, played 90 minutes
D Yann Songo’o (Sporting Kansas City) - Did not play
F Dom Dwyer (Sporting Kansas City) - Substitute, played 44 minutes, scored one goal

NASL:

Atlanta Silverbacks 1-1 draw vs FC Edmonton, Saturday, June 8
F Kellen Gulley
(Chicago Fire) - Substitute, played 5 minutes
D Carlyle Mitchell (Vancouver Whitecaps) - Did not play