Video: King’s Lynn’s Dom Dwyer set to play in MLS Cup final, just like David Beckham did
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King's Lynn-raised striker Dom Dwyer is poised to follow in David Beckham's footsteps after helping his side reach the Major League Soccer Cup final.
The 23-year-old slotted home the winning goal during Sporting Kansas City's 2-1 Eastern Conference Championship triumph over Houston Dynamo at the weekend. And now he will get the chance to lift the same trophy as the global superstar – who ended his stint in America by winning the MLS Cup with LA Galaxy in 2012 – when KC host Western Conference winners Real Salt Lake on December 7.
Dywer told MLSsoccer.com: 'It's been a crazy season. It hasn't really sunk in yet. I'm just pleased, and I'm excited, but we've got two weeks' time so I'm trying to calm down right now.'
The left-footed forward, who played for the Linnets as a teenager, has become accustomed to making headlines since moving across the Atlantic in 2009. He went from being a student star to a professional overnight when KC made him their first-round pick in the 2012 MLS Draft.
But it was a loan move to third-tier USL Pro outfit Orlando City earlier this year which really set Dwyer's career alight. He broke the league's goalscoring record by finding the net 15 times in just 13 games to earn a recall to his parent club who play in USA's top flight.