Former Norwich City youngster and MLS star Dom Dwyer open to representing USA

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Sporting Kansas City striker Dom Dwyer says he'd welcome the opportunity to play for the USA once he becomes eligible in 2017.

Having taken MLS by storm with his goalscoring exploits this season, Englishman Dom Dwyer has admitted that he would be open to the idea of representing the USA in the future.

With 14 goals in 18 games thus far, the Sporting Kansas City striker is one of the league’s highest-scorers in 2014, having previously played a crucial role in the club’s 2013 postseason run to MLS Cup success.

A former Norwich City trainee, Dwyer arrived in the US in 2009 to play at the college level and, having received his green card in 2012, would be eligible for the national team in 2017.

Speculation thus rife about the potential of him donning the stars and stripes at Russia 2018, the 23-year old openly claimed that he would welcome the opportunity, but also stressed that a great deal could change between now and then.

‘Every player wants to play on the international stage,’ he told MLSsoccer.com, ‘I think if I were to get called in the future and have an opportunity, I think that's something every player would love to do and dream of.

‘Obviously, the dream was always to play for England. I never thought I'd have an opportunity to play for anyone else.

‘If the offer ever came to me though, I think it would be a difficult one to say no to. I'm from England, born and raised there, but I've been in the US for quite a few years and have a lot of love for this country and enjoy being here.

‘But I don't know where I'll be in 2017,’ he added. ‘You don't know where you'll be tomorrow. So you have to just kind of take it as it comes, and if the opportunity comes – I'm not sure if Roy Hodgson's going to be calling me any time soon, so we'll just have to wait and see.’

Selected 16th overall by Sporting KC in the 2012 SuperDraft, Dwyer has morphed into one of the deadliest finishers in MLS over the past year, following a fourth-month loan spell at USL side Orlando City in 2013, where he boasted a strike-rate of 22 goals in just 17 games.

His sights now set on leading his club to their second consecutive title, as well as the league’s Golden Boot, if he continues to terrorise the league’s defenders over the coming seasons then the calls from Jurgen Klinsmann are sure to arrive once 2017 draws near.

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