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Dom Dwyer Has Made MLS his Home, Is USMNT His Next Stop?

Dom Dwyer

Photo via Sporting Kansas City’s Facebook page.

Well, it appears that the United States Men’s National Team might have another unexpected arrival to the roster. According to MLSsoccer.com, Dom Dwyer might find solace with the red, white and blue. Dwyer, who is an English footballer playing for Sporting Kansas City has the ability to gain United States citizenship in three years, which is quite convenient since it is a year before the 2018 World Cup. If what I just mentioned does not ring a bell, you might know recognize him through the goal Dwyer scored which resulted in a “selfie” goal celebration.

For Dwyer, the dream was to represent England on the international stage. However, as time has elapsed, it appears that the dream may have to be altered a bit. Dwyer has been in the United States since 2009 and has embraced the American culture. Playing internationally appears to be a more obtainable goal for Dwyer, as long as it is with the United States Men’s National Team. As we know from the 2014 World Cup, Jurgen Klinsmann has a knack for selecting foreign-born Americans to participate in the starting 11. This could be a godsend for the United States and Klinsmann.

Dwyer would be a great addition to the United States Men’s National team for one reason, Dwyer is a goal scorer. For the United States Men’s National team, outside of Jozy Altidore, the roster does not have a true goal scorer. You can never have too many goal scorers, right? As of now, Dwyer is second in goals in the MLS, with fourteen, behind only Bradley Wright-Phillips. Dwyer has fourteen goals in eighteen games played, which is quite remarkable considering it is close to one goal per game.

With the potential addition of Dwyer, it might allow Klinsmann to alter the formations that he used during the 2014 World Cup. With Dwyer, Klinsmann could potentially use a 4-4-2 or 4-3-3 formation with Altidore as the main forward along with either Dwyer or Aron Johannsson next to Altidore. The 4-4-2 and 4-3-3 allows for an offensive presence as well as a strong midfield, which is something the United States lacked during the 2014 World Cup.

Collin Ruby is a writer for StoppageTimeSoccer.com, “Follow” him on Twitter @Collin_Ruby and “Like” him on Facebook at Collin Ruby

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