Entering his fourth season at Sporting KC, Dom Dwyer is coming off a breakout 2014 campaign in which he garnered Sporting KC Offensive Player of the Year and co-MVP honors. The Englishman set a single season club record with 22 goals, second most in MLS, and his 38 career goals in all competitions now rank sixth in team history.
Dwyer, who was named an MLS All-Star in 2014 for the first time in his career, has scored 60 goals in all competitions since the beginning of 2013—38 for Sporting KC and 22 for former USL PRO affiliate Orlando City SC. His 0.45 goals per game in MLS ranks first in team history. He signed a contract extension with the club ahead of the 2015 campaign.
2014: Was named Sporting KC's 2014 Offensive Player of the Year and Co-MVP. MLS regular season: Ranked second in MLS with 22 goals, the best single-season goal scoring total in club history. Played in 33 games, 31 of them starts. Won MLS Player of the Month after scoring six goals in May, marking the ninth time in club history a player has won such honors. Earned MLS Team of the Week honors in Week 7, Week 10 and Week 11. Scored his first goal of the season, the game-winner, in a 1-0 win over San Jose on March 22. Scored the game-winning goal as a second half substitute in a 3-2 win over Colorado on March 29. Scored his first career MLS brace in a 4-0 win over Montreal on April 19. Scored his second brace of the season with two more strikes against Montreal in a 3-0 win on May 10. Scored as a second half substitute in a 2-1 loss to Philadelphia on May 14. Scored in a 2-1 loss to Chicago on May 18. Scored his third brace of the season in a 2-2 draw vs. Toronto FC on May 23, becoming the third player in team history to score in four straight MLS appearances. Scored a penalty kick in a 2-1 win at Houston on June 6. Scored a memorable goal in a 1-1 draw against Chicago on July 6. Scored his fourth brace of the season, and his third against Montreal, on July 12 in a 2-1 win. Contributed his first assist of the season to Jacob Peterson in a 2-1 win at Toronto FC on July 26. Played 19 minutes in the MLS All-Star Game on Aug. 6 as the MLS All-Stars defeated Bayern Munich 2-1 in Portland. Scored his fifth brace of the season, and his second against Toronto, in a 4-1 win on Aug. 16, becoming the first player in club history to convert two penalty kicks in a game. Scored in a 3-1 loss to Houston on Aug. 29. Scored in a 2-1 loss to New York on Sept. 6. Scored a historic goal in a 4-0 win at Chivas USA on Sept. 12, breaking the club record for most goals in a single season with 19. Scored his 20th league goal of the season in a 3-2 loss to New England on Sept. 26, scoring in his fifth straight appearance across all competitions to tie a club record. Scored his 21 league goal in a 2-0 win against Chicago on Oct. 10. Tied a club record with his seventh penalty kick goal of the season in a 2-1 loss at Philadephia on Oct. 18. MLS Playoffs: Played 90 minutes and scored his 24th goal in all competitions in a 2-1 loss to New York in the Eastern Conference Knockout Round (Oct. 30). CCL: Appeared as a second half substitute in both legs of the 2013-14 CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals vs. Cruz Azul. Started one of three total appearances (122 minutes) in the 2014-15 group stage. Scored a penalty kick in a 3-1 win over Deportivo Saprissa on Sept. 18. Open Cup: Played 90 minutes in a 2-0 fourth round win over Minnesota United FC on June 18. Played 71 minutes in a 3-1 fifth round loss to Portland on June 24. Friendly: Played 45 minutes in a 4-1 Champions Shield defeat to Manchester City on July 23 at Sporting Park.
2013: Spent first half of season on-loan to USL Pro affiliate Orlando City SC. Scored 26 goals in all competitions between USL Pro, Open Cup, MLS, MLS Cup Playoffs and CCL. MLS: Made season debut with Sporting KC as a sub in a 3-2 win over the Columbus Crew on June 29. Finished season with 16 games played and seven start. Scored first MLS goal in a 3-2 loss to the New York Red Bulls on August 3. Scored the game-winning goal in a 1-0 win over D.C. United on October 18. Playoffs: Appeared in all five MLS Cup Playoff matches with three starts. Scored the game winning goal in the second leg of the Eastern Conference Championship vs. the Houston Dynamo. CCL: Appeared in all four 2013-14 CONCACAF Champions League group stage matches (three starts). Scored a goal in a 2-0 win over Real Esteli on August 7. Earned a PK (that Soony Saad converted) against CD Olimpia on August 27.
2012: The first-year pro was Sporting Kansas City’s No. 16 pick in the first round of the 2012 MLS SuperDraft. Dwyer played his first competitive minutes in Sporting KC’s 3-2 victory over Orlando City SC in U.S. Open Cup competition before making his MLS debut with the club on September 1 against Toronto FC. Dwyer also saw time in two international club friendlies and Reserve League action. Dwyer played a little more than half the match against Montpellier Herault SC and was then used for 90 minutes against Stoke City FC. Dwyer also played nine Reserve League matches this season and ties Soony Saad and Teal Bunbury for most goals in the season with two. Dwyer played in the first playoff match of his MLS career on November 4 in 2-0 loss against the Houston Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium.
2011: M.A.C. Hermann Trophy semifinalist and NSCAA All-American Second Team selection after being named the Big East Offensive Player of the Year. Led South Florida with 16 goals and two assists in 21 games, helping the team reach the quarterfinals of the 2011 NCAA Tournament.
2009-10: Named NJCAA National Player of the Year in his second season at Tyler (Texas) Junior College. Helped lead the team to back-to-back national junior college championships, going undefeated with 41-0-1 record. Scored a combined 52 goals in 42 games with 10 assists.
Youth: Spent several years in Norwich City FC academy in England. Also played three years at the College of West Anglia Football Academy and at semi-professional level with King's Lynn FC and Staines Town FC.
Personal: Has earned his English FA Level 1 coaching certificate. Studied for BTEC National Diploma in Sport. Lists favorite athlete as Thierry Henry, and watches Henry highlight reels when preparing for matches. Enjoys listening to hip-hop and R&B. Spent time in the Norwich City youth academy while current Premier League starts Craig Bellamy and Peter Crouch were also at the club. Favorite celebrity encounter was speaking to former Bolton Wanderers manager Owen Coyle.