Is Dom Dwyer the man to inspire Sporting Kansas City back to their best in 2015?

Dom Dwyer enjoyed a really bright season in MLS last campaign, with Bradley Wright-Phillips the only player to find the net on more occasions than the Sporting Kansas City star.

The 24-year-old Englishman contributed to a huge 47% of Kansas City’s goals and helped push them into the playoffs.

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He will be looking to take his side one step further than they did in this years playoffs in 2015. They were unable to defend their 2013 MLS Cup title and didn’t quite have enough to beat the New York Red Bulls in the Eastern Conference wildcard game.

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Sporting Kansas City will face a new challenge in the Western Conference next season and will look to challenge at the very top despite fierce competition from the likes of Real Salt Lake, Seattle Sounders and the LA Galaxy.

SKC have good foundations in place to be a club who can offer a challenge to the ‘big boys’ once more in the league. Fitness may be the main reason they fell away this year as stars such as Matt Besler and Graham Zusi looked exhausted from the USMNT’s World Cup campaign.

That said, the club could still do with bringing in a couple of major players that can instantly improve the side.

We saw the difference one signing can make to a side with Jermaine Jones’s arrival at the New England Revolution in August. If Sporting KC can bring in a midfield powerhouse we could see them rise back to prominence.

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With the foundations they have to build upon they may just need a couple of signings to add to the strength and depth of the squad.

Dwyer, who has already been rewarded with a new contract, is committed to the club and will be looking to create history with his side.

His tally of 22 is a personal accolade he will be looking to build on that number next season and there is no reason why he can’t do so.

His ability to notch goals against even the best defences shows he has the capabilities to drive Sporting Kansas City back to the top of Major League Soccer’s hierarchy.  The backing he has at the club, both from the board and the fans will only be adding to his confidence – something he isn’t lacking whatsoever.

Can Dom Dwyer be the man to inspire Sporting Kansas City back to their best?

About Lewis Addley (634 Articles)
Major League Soccer and Premier League reporter. Sub-editor, writer and Social Media manager for MLSGB. All views are my own.

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