Former Norwich City forward Dom Dwyer named in USA squad

Dom Dwyer had reason to celebrate after scoring on his debut for the US. Picture: Mike Gunnoe

Dom Dwyer had reason to celebrate after scoring on his debut for the US. Picture: Mike Gunnoe - Credit: Archant

Former Norwich City academy forward Dom Dwyer has been named in the USA's 40-man provisional squad for the 2017 Gold Cup.

The Sporting Kansas City forward, who was raised in King's Lynn, became a US citizen recently and has been included in Bruce Arena's roster for the first time.

The squad will be cut down to 23 players before the start of the tournament which sees the USA in a group with Panama, Martinique and Nicaragua. They also have a friendly against Ghana before the tournament on July 1.

Dwyer failed to make the grade during an injury-hit spell with the Canaries as a youngster and chased the American dream following non-league stints with the Linnets and Staines.

He has gone on to become a household name in the MLS with Sporting Kansas City after a goal-laden spell with Orlando.

His rise shows no signs of being curbed and it seems international honours are on the horizon.

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USA provision squad for Gold Cup

GOALKEEPERS (6): Joe Bendik (Orlando City SC), Jesse Gonzalez (FC Dallas), Brad Guzan (Atlanta United FC), Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Tim Howard (Colorado Rapids), Sean Johnson (New York City FC)

DEFENDERS (12): Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Steve Birnbaum (D.C. United), Greg Garza (Atlanta United FC), Omar Gonzalez (Pachuca/MEX), Matt Hedges (FC Dallas), Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest/ENG), Matt Miazga (Chelsea/ENG), Justin Morrow (Toronto FC/CAN), Matt Polster (Chicago Fire), Jonathan Spector (Orlando City SC), Jorge Villafaña (Santos Laguna/MEX), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)

MIDFIELDERS (15): Paul Arriola (Club Tijuana/MEX), Alejandro Bedoya (Philadelphia Union), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC/CAN), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana/MEX), Dax McCarty (Chicago Fire), Tommy McNamara (New York City FC), Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers), Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Chris Pontius (Philadelphia Union), Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund/GER), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders FC), Kelyn Rowe (New England Revolution), Kenny Saief (Gent/BEL), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy)

FORWARDS (7): Juan Agudelo (New England Revolution), Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC/CAN), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Dom Dwyer (Sporting Kansas City), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC), C.J. Sapong (Philadelphia Union), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)

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