Dom Dwyer considering USA World Cup switch

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Dom Dwyer is on fire right now, finding the back of the net nearly every time he takes to a football pitch. But most of you out there may have no idea who the talented forward is.

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The striker is currently the second highest scorer in Major League Soccer right now with 14 goals in 18 games this season, leading the line for a Sporting Kansas City side that currently sit second in the Eastern Conference standings as they attempt to reclaim the MLS title they won last year.

Well, Dwyer is in such good form that the questions are being asked about whether the Sussex native would switch allegiances, and don the Stars and Stripes in international competition. And the 23-year old Dwyer certainly seemed receptive to the idea.

Hard to Turn Down

“Every player wants to play on the international stage,” Dwyer told “I think if I were to get called in the future and have an opportunity, I think that's something every player would love to do and dream of.”

This doesn't mean that Dwyer has turned his back on the idea of representing England at the international level, however. “Obviously, the dream was always to play for England,” he went on to say. “I never thought I'd have an opportunity to play for anyone else.”


Sporting KC CEO Robb Heineman bought up the possibility of his star play representing the States on Twitter, saying that Dwyer would be eligible for Jurgen Klinsmann's side in 2017, due to the fact that he picked up his green card in 2012 after being selected in the MLS Superdraft.

In the interview, Dwyer notes how much he loves his adopted nation but admits that he has no idea where he will be in 2017.

It's an interesting prospect, and if we're basing things off this past World Cup, then with his excellent work rate and attitude one would assume that Klinsmann would be a big fan of Dwyer. If Dwyer does become eligible for the US in 2017 then there will be a serious conversation to had about the subject ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

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