Dom Dwyer hopes to follow wife Sydney Leroux and have U.S. success
NEW YORK -- Sporting Kansas City's Dom Dwyer hopes he'll soon get to experience his own success with the United States after watching his wife, Sydney Leroux, win the World Cup with the Yanks this summer.
Both players spoke to ESPN FC at the FIFA 16 launch event on Monday, and the England-born Dwyer reiterated his desire to represent the Stars and Stripes in the future.
"Absolutely, I want to play on the international stage, so whatever opportunity I get, I would jump at it," Dwyer said. "The U.S. men's national team are an unbelievable side and it's one that anyone would be honored to play for.
"To be in that conversation is very cool. I'm not getting ahead of myself, I'm just playing and riding a wave and we'll see how it goes. Hopefully if they want me and I continue to do well, then that might be an opportunity for me in the future."
Dwyer, who has scored 34 goals in 75 appearances for Sporting KC, received his green card in 2012 and would be eligible to apply for the citizenship he needs to play for the U.S. in 2017, when he will be 27 years old.
However, though his desire to play for the U.S. is certain, Dwyer's future in Kansas City is not.
Dwyer and his wife, who plays for the Western New York Flash in the NWSL, live just over 1,000 miles apart and their aim is play in the same city, even if that means moving abroad. Asked about his long-term future, Dwyer admitted he is considering his options.
"I really don't know. Obviously, it's the opportunities that come for you," Dwyer said. "I'm working hard, it's a great league to be in. I'm enjoying it and I'm well taken care of.
"Honestly, I just want to be close to my family. Wherever we can figure our lives out and be closer to each other, that's where I'll be."
Leroux added her perspective, saying that the couple would be open to playing overseas.
"Our goal is to play in the same city. That would be amazing. Wherever that is, if it's overseas or in Kansas City, wherever that is. We definitely want to play [in the same city]," she said.
This isn't the first time that Dwyer's future at Sporting KC has been in question. Orlando City coach Adrian Heath expressed his interest in the striker earlier this season, and there were rumors of a move to English Championship side Brentford in 2014.
While the players are still figuring out their next destination, one thing both are proud of is Leroux's winning the 2015 Women's World Cup with the U.S. She said this summer's competition was pressure-filled, but she knows just how big the accomplishment is.
"It was huge, there was a lot of emotions," Leroux said. "There was a lot of stress as it was triumph. Like I said before, I don't know if I would've gotten through it without Dom."