We barely got 24 hours to enjoy the winning of MLS Cup before focus really started to shift towards the 2014 season. Already we're getting rumors and speculation towards who may or may not be leaving the team. The big news today is out of England. It was only the passing mention at the end of an article about Dom Dwyer coming to the US to play soccer, but it could have a big effect on the team. According to the Telegraph, Dwyer says he is set to move to an unnamed Championship squad in January on loan. That loan could turn into a permanent transfer for the forward as well.
Dwyer leaving would be a surprising exit for Sporting KC. After a very successful loan to Orlando City earlier this year, Dwyer returned to KC and became an immediate contributor to KC and started three games in the playoffs, scoring the winning goal in KC's 2-1 win over Houston.
The Dwyer rumor is just the first rumor to come out post season, but it joins a number of potential player exits that have come up. It includes Jimmy Nielsen potentially retiring, Claudio Bieler and his exit after a falling out with Peter Vermes, Matt Besler and Graham Zusi potentially going out on loan as Jurgen Klinsmann has asked/pushed for. It also includes the "misquoted" rumors of Aurelien Collin wanting to move back to Europe and Eric Kronberg being out of contract.
It looks like we're set for an interesting offseason, and it's starting early.