Sporting KC’s Dwyer reiterates desire to play for USMNT once a citizen

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Dom Dwyer hasn’t changed in his desire to one day represent the United States men’s national team.

The 25-year-old British striker has had a green card since 2012, and is married to USWNT attacker Sydney Leroux. Dwyer, of Sporting KC, can apply for citizenship in 2017, and has not represented his birth nation.

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Dwyer is bouncing back from a “down” 2015 that saw him score 12 goals for KC after lighting the league up for 22 in 2014. He has four goals and 2 assists through 8 matches this season.


“I think I do [want to play for the USMNT],” Dwyer told ESPN’s Monica Gonzalez. “I think any guy would jump at the opportunity to play, so I think if that opportunity presents itself I will absolutely be up for it.”

2017 will find the United States, hopefully, on the cusp of World Cup qualification, and give Dwyer a short period of time to impress Jurgen Klinsmann to the extent he’d earn a forward slot in a promising corps that includes youngsters Christian Pulisic and Jordan Morris as well as more established USMNT forwards like Clint Dempsey, Jozy Altidore, Gyasi Zardes and Aron Johannsson.

Would you give Dwyer a chance of becoming a USMNT fixture?