After Wolverhampton Wanderers failed to make it to the English Championship playoffs last weekend, it was announced that Wolves forward Kevin Doyle was to join his new club Colorado Rapids in May.
Although the 31-year-old was still under contract at the Molineux Stadium, he signed a Designated Player deal with Colorado in February.
The deal would come into affect once his contract at Wolves expired in July, but since his team’s season finished last weekend, Doyle will be coming to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park earlier than what was initially planned, and is expected to arrive at the American Major League Soccer side in May.
In a press conference on Wednesday, Colorado Techinal Director Paul Bravo said: “We always thought this might be a possibility if Wolves did not achieve their target of promotion.”
“We know he is a proven goal scorer at a high level. We are confident he will not only help our younger players in their progression but also add to the group.”
Doyle has netted 92 times in 358 appearances during his club career, featuring for Wolves, Reading, Queens Park Rangers and Crystal Palace over the past nine years. He is also a regular for the Republic of Ireland national team and has scored 14 times for his home nation.