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USMNT striker Dike scores vicious goal for Barnsley (video)

Daryl Dike

BARNSLEY, ENGLAND - MARCH 06: Daryl Dike of Barnsley FC celebrates with teammates Carlton Morris, Michael Sollbauer and Callum Brittain after scoring their team’s first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Barnsley and Birmingham City at Oakwell Stadium on March 06, 2021 in Barnsley, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

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At the rate Daryl Dike is smashing in goals on loan at Barnsley, Orlando City’s going to be getting a mighty big check for the USMNT striker.

Dike scoreds his third goal in four games in the Football League Championship, adding an absolute rocket to his account and Birmingham City to a victim list that already includes Stoke City and Queens Park Rangers.

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Barnsley moves into a playoff spot with the win, nine back of the automatic promotion places with a match-in-hand on second-place Watford.

The 20-year-old USMNT forward scored eight goals with three assists in under 1500 minutes as a rookie in Major League Soccer last season. He earned his first USMNT cap in February but remains eligible for a switch to Nigeria, which has capped his sister and older brother. His cousin is former West Ham striker Emmanuel Emenike, 35-times capped by the Super Eagles.

Orlando coach Oscar Pareja said earlier this week that it would take “something exceptional” to keep Dike from returning to his parent club but we’re fairly certainly driving a club toward the Premier League might fit snugly into the “something exceptional” camp.

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