England manager Gareth Southgate revealed the Three Lions squad that will take on Germany and Lithuania later this month, but perhaps things could have had a slightly different look if hotshot striker Dom Dwyer was playing in Europe.
The Sussex-born 26-year-old was released by Norwich City during his teenage years, but has scored 50 goals in the last three MLS seasons for Kansas City, winning three trophies with the club.
Dwyer is married to Sydney Leroux, a United States women's soccer international with 75 caps under her belt, which makes him a US citizen. On Thursday, he took the Oath of Allegiance during his naturalization ceremony in the state of Missouri
He is now eligible to represent the United States Men's National Team, who are desperate to gain some ground in their quest for World Cup 2018 qualification under boss Bruce Arena.
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“I am extremely happy to have completed the process of becoming a U.S. citizen,” Dwyer said, via his club's official website.
“This country has given me a lot over the past eight years, and I look forward to giving back as much as possible. I want to thank everyone who has supported me on this journey, most importantly my family and my club.
"This was a very meaningful day for me, and I’m excited to start the next chapter of my life as a U.S. citizen.”
USA are currently at the bottom of their group, but will have the opportunity to make the climb with two upcoming matches against Honduras and Panama.
Dwyer will be unable to play in these matches, but former Fulham and S striker Clint Dempsey has returned to the squad after missing the beginning of the season due to an irregular heartbeat.