Sporting Kansas City

Dom Dwyer Becoming MLS All-Star Candidate, Breaks Top 5 in Scoring

Sporting KC's Dom Dwyer is turning heads across Major League Soccer as perhaps one of the best young talents in the league.
Sporting KC's Dom Dwyer is turning heads across Major League Soccer as perhaps one of the best young talents in the league.USA TODAY Sports
Dan IrwinCorrespondent IIMay 11, 2014

Dom Dwyer of Sporting Kansas City isn't just looking up to his teammates anymore. Without question, his mates are looking to him.

"He’s a very hungry forward and he is relentless when it comes to being around the box," his coach Peter Vermes told media including the Kansas City Star. "He found some very good opportunities and the second goal he finished was a fantastic finish."

It's that finishing ability that Dwyer seemed to just lack as he rose to the top of the league in shots attempted but didn't have the ratio of goals he wanted to show for it. Until Saturday in Montreal.

Dwyer finished with two goals on four shots to crack the top five in scoring. His efforts were bound to pay off, as the forward out of London is an extremely hard worker on the pitch.

If he can maintain his performance to this point in the season, he's certainly in the discussion for a spot on the MLS All-Star Game roster as a reserve player. His rising stock and impossible to dislike attitude make him a sure candidate and puts him in line to be a superstar in the league.

Dwyer is a huge reason why Sporting KC currently find themselves alone in first place in the Eastern Division. His rising shots on goal numbers are a good indicator as to why, as he's simply finding ways to put the ball in to threatening situations.

Sporting have an excellent system going with Graham Zusi feeding Dwyer, as Zusi nears the top of the league in assists. Fundamentals and teamwork are all helping Dwyer out tremendously as well.

You can catch Dwyer in action next on Wednesday, May 14, as Sporting return home to face the Philadelphia Union. That game will kick off at 7:30pm CDT and air on the Sporting KC Television Network with Callum Williams (play-by-play), Diego Gutierrez (analyst) and Jake Yadrich (sideline).

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