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Sam Mellinger

How & why Peter Vermes prepared for years to sell Sporting Kansas City’s best player

By selling forward Dom Dwyer for a market-shifting $1.6 million in allocation money, Sporting Kansas City coach and technical director Peter Vermes did something that perhaps no other man in charge of a major professional sports team would: getting rid of one of his team’s two All-Stars while at the top of the standings and without getting anyone with a pulse in return. Not just that, but Vermes thinks Sporting KC got better in both the short- and long-term.

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