New Zealand international heads to Oklahoma for multi-season deal at FC Tulsa

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New Zealand forward Moses Dyer has signed a multi-season contract with second-tier United States club FC Tulsa.

The 25-year-old moves from Canadian Premier League side Valour FC where he became the club’s leading scorer for the past two seasons.

Oklahoma club FC Tulsa finished eighth in the Eastern Conference of the USL Championship in 2022 and will begin their 34-match schedule for 2023 when the league resumes on March 11.

The 11-cap All White is one of three forwards signed by Tulsa in the off-season, joining the experienced Marcus Epps and Cuban international Darío Suárez.

FC Tulsa head coach Blair Gavin said:

“What sets Moses apart is his ability to link up

“He’s someone who is very comfortable picking up the ball between the lines and has the vision to play the final pass.

“He’s someone we will be able to play into and force the center-backs to make a decision, and during that time, we’re hoping to have the solution much faster than they are, whether it’s an assist through the last line to a winger or Moses turning and scoring.”

Dyer said: “There’s so many unknowns coming into a new team and new country, so I’m looking forward to meeting the boys and getting started

“I can’t wait to give the fans something enjoyable to watch by winning games and scoring goals.”

The Palmerston North-born midfielder-turned-forward began his youth career with Auckland City and developed his senior career with Hamilton Wanderers, Eastern Suburbs and Manukau United.

Moving overseas, he had spells with Australian club Northcote City and Norwegian first division side Florø SK before finding success with Valour, who he joined in February 2020.

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