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A bright future awaits the Dangerous Dom Dwyer

Dom Dwyer is currently the top scorer in Major League Soccer this season, but how much do we really know about the Sporting Kansas City striker?

At 23 years-old he has plenty of years left in front of him, and the English-born forward is showing all the signs of a great finisher.

Growing up in England, Dwyer was a member of Norwich City’s academy until 2006, until he decided to make the move across the pond to pursue his career in MLS.

With his finishing qualities and blistering pace, Dwyer is a very appealing target and don’t rule out a move to the Premier League as he could easily play in England.

With ten goals in twelve appearances this season, Dwyer is leading the line for Sporting Kansas City to great effect.

With SKC using a 4-3-3 formation, Dwyer is normally supported by Graham Zusi from the left along with Sal Zizzo or Jacob Peterson and he thrives as the central striker.

However, with Zusi’s absence with the USMNT in preparation for the World Cup, there is a huge weight of expectation on young Dwyer’s shoulders, and he seems to be coping pretty well.

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(Photo: Dom Dwyer went to the top of the MLS scoring charts with another brace on friday night)

Kansas City played a strong Toronto side on Friday night and Dwyer popped up with another brace, his third of the season.

Recent form dictates that Dwyer won’t stop anytime soon, as he now has six goals in his last four games.

Dwyer has always had a love affair with the score sheet, while on-loan at Orlando City last season he notched up fifteen goals in thirteen appearances.

Many will say he is the best striker in the league right now and the stats prove this hard to argue against, a fantastic statement in a league that can boast the talents of Jermaine Defoe, Robbie Keane and Clint Dempsey.

One thing for sure is SKC will get goals with Dwyer up top, and we can expect them to be in the playoffs defending their title at the end of the regular season.

Time will tell if he can sustain this form but at the rate he’s scoring, an international call is surely not out of reach in the future?

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About Jamie Ives (317 Articles)

MLS expert and writer for mlsgb.com. All views are my own

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