Sporting KC's Dom Dwyer reiterates desire to suit up for US national team

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Dom Dwyer has reiterated his desire to play for the US men’s national team, telling ESPN FC in a video published on Monday that he’d like to suit up for the USMNT once he becomes a citizen.

The Sporting Kansas City striker was born and raised in England, but moved to the US in 2009 to play college soccer. He’s had a green card since 2012, meaning he’ll be eligible to apply for American citizenship in 2017.

“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."

The 25-year-old Dwyer added that he isn’t sure just where he is in the process of achieving citizenship, and doesn’t know if USMNT head coach Jurgen Klinsmann is aware of his interest in playing for the national team.

Dwyer, who is married to US women’s national team and FC Kansas City forward Sydney Leroux, has repeatedly mentioned in recent years his goal of one day suiting up for the USMNT.

Dwyer was drafted by Sporting KC in 2012, and has 40 goals and seven assists in 88 career regular season games. He has four goals and a pair of assists in eight games this year.

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