Former All White Moses Dyer makes return to Canadian Premier League

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New Zealand international striker Moses Dyer has made a surprise return to the Canadian Premier League after a change of coaches at his FC Tulsa club in Oklahoma.

He has celebrated his 27th birthday with a move to Vancouver FC.

Main photo: Moses Dyer … from Palmerston North to Vancouver. Photo credit: Vancouver FC.

Vancouver’s head coach Afshin Ghotbi said: “Moses is a proven goalscorer in the CPL. {He} combines all the qualities of a top striker, including pace, power, timing, and a nose for the goal.”

Dyer completed one season with USL Championship club Tulsa, who he joined in 2023, scoring four goals in 29 appearances.

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In January 2024, Tulsa confirmed he would stay on their roster for at least another year.

However, the departure of Tusla head coach Blair Gavin led to Dyer’s move across the border to Canada where Dyer is the CPL’s eighth-highest goalscorer of all time, having previously starred for Valour FC.

“Canada quickly became like a second home during my previous three years here,” Dyer told Vancouver FC’s website.

“It was a place where I flourished into the player that I have become today.

“I can’t wait to test myself at this new level with a very competitive and exciting squad.”

Dyer has made 11 full international appearances for New Zealand.

Palmerston North-born Dyer started his football career as a central midfielder but converted to a striker’s role when he headed overseas, where he has 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.

He began his youth career with Auckland City and developed his senior career with Hamilton Wanderers, Eastern Suburbs and Manukau United.

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