Dom Dwyer in a U.S. Men’s National Team uniform?
That idea is becoming more and more realistic. Speaking at an MLS media event Tuesday in Los Angeles, the Sporting Kansas City forward confirmed with reporters that he will be eligible for U.S. citizenship next month.
Dwyer, born and raised in England, ventured to the United States in 2009 to begin his collegiate playing career. Per U.S. law, residents such as Dwyer who hold green cards can apply for U.S. citizenship once they have lived in the country for at least five years. Dwyer, 26, acquired his green card in 2012.
Since joining Sporting Kansas City via the 2012 MLS SuperDraft, Dwyer has become one of the most prolific scorers in club history. He is second behind Preki with 61 career goals in all competitions and has become the first Kansas City player to score at least 12 goals in three straight regular seasons.
Dwyer enjoyed a breakout campaign in 2014 and has bagged 51 MLS goals over the last three years, second only to his fellow countryman Bradley Wright-Phillips of the New York Red Bulls.
Dwyer never represented England at the international level, meaning he would be immediately available for the U.S. Men’s National Team as soon as he becomes an American citizen and files necessary paperwork with FIFA. The U.S. will play World Cup qualifiers in March and June before competing at the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup in July.
Click here to view Dwyer's interview with Doug McIntyre of ESPNFC.