Former Tyler Junior College standout Dom Dwyer becomes U.S. citizen

Published on Thursday, 16 March 2017 17:55 - Written by

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Tyler Junior College great Dom Dwyer became a U.S. citizen on Thursday.

The Sporting Kansas City forward, who led TJC to back-to-back national championships, took the Oath of Allegiance on Thursday at Charles Evans Whittaker Courthouse to become an American citizen.

Dwyer was born in England and came to America in 2009 to play for the Apaches, whom he led to two national titles with an overall record of 40-0-1.

He is now eligible to play for the U.S. Men’s National Team.

After spending two seasons at South Florida, Dwyer was drafted by Sporting Kansas City in 2012. He is now second all-time on the franchise’s goal scoring chart with 61 goals.

Since 2015, Dwyer’s 50 regular-season goals are second-most in MLS.

Dwyer, who earned his green card in 2012, married U.S. Women’s National Team forward Sydney Leroux in 2015.