Atlanta United waive forward Dom Dwyer
TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Waived Atlanta United have waived forward Dom Dwyer, the club announced Friday, opening another roster spot as the Five Stripes retool their roster for the 2023 MLS season.
Out of contract Dec. 2, 2020
Traded midway through 2017, Dwyer returns for his third full season with Orlando. The forward is a hard-working, energetic player who wreaks havoc on opposing defenses with his dogged pressure and combative style.
INTERNATIONAL: Since becoming an American citizen in march of 2017, he has earned four caps with the U.S. national team, as well as two goals.
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.
Came to the USA to play college soccer after spending time in the Norwich City Academy system.
NOTES: Selected No. 16 overall in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft ...MLS All-Star 2017...Husband of United States women's national team star Sydney Leroux.