Sporting KC forward Dom Dwyer believes Kevin Molino will be able to transfer his heroics for Orlando City in the USL to American Major League Soccer (MLS) this season.
A league-record 20 goals, the assist title, All-League First Team, and USL PRO “Most Valuable Player”. By all standards, it was a season that put the Lions’ first Major League Soccer signing on the map heading into Orlando City’s MLS debut in March.
“I think he’s going to be a star as soon as he comes to MLS,” Sporting KC forward Dom Dwyer said back at the MLS All-Star Game this summer.
“Not just because he’s a good friend of mine, but he has unbelievable talent. I wish I had feet like him. When he wants it and when he’s motivated, he’s unstoppable. I can’t wait for people to see that… He’s going to get his chance next year and I believe he’s going to take it with two hands and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him in this game next year.”
An article on otowns11.com stated “The key to most of Molino’s success in 2014, through the words of Adrian Heath, was moving Molino to a more central position in the midfield of Heath’s 4-2-3-1 formation. That let Molino to spent more time in and around the penalty area, and put him into better positions to get the ball and slip it into the net. The more he scored, the more his confidence built, and the more dangerous became as the season went on.
“He was also able to play the distributor when needed, passing it up to the lone striker, or to one of the in coming wingers. “This season, however, Molino projects to play primarily on the right wing with Kaka playing that central role. It’ll be important for Molino to not get trapped out on the wing, and still be able to get into the box where he can get feeds from Kaka and others around. Watching Molino a lot last year, teams that were able to force him wide for most of a match had a much better chance of keeping him off of the score sheet, and it would force him to be more of the creator.”