HOW ACQUIRED: Selected with the 16th overall pick in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft. Signed a contract extension with the club in December 2014.
Dom Dwyer, Sporting's starting center forward, is a hard-working, energetic player who wreaks havoc on opposing defenses with his dogged pressure and combative style. He became the first player in Sporting KC history to record 12 or more goals in three straight seasons and he holds the club's single-season goals record with 22 (in 2014).
Dwyer, who is also the husband of United States women's national team star Sydney Leroux, came to the USA to play college soccer after spending time in the Norwich City Academy system.
OUTSIDE MLS: Spent the first half of the 2013 season on loan to Sporting KC's USL Pro affiliate Orlando City SC, where he endeared himself to the fans to the tune of 18 goals in all competitions. Four of those came in a 7-4 victory in the USL championship, as Orlando hoisted the trophy.
COLLEGE: In his only season at the University of South Florida, Dwyer was a 2011 MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist and NSCAA All-American Second Team selection after being named the Big East Offensive Player of the Year. He led USF with 16 goals and two assists in 21 games, helping the team reach the quarterfinals of the 2011 NCAA Tournament.
Prior to that, he was named NJCAA National Player of the Year in his second season at Tyler (Texas). He 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.