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Oakland Roots Sign Former U.S. Men’s National Team Star Dominic Dwyer

The Oakland Roots Sports Club has now signed former U.S. Men’s National Team striker and Major League Soccer (MLS) Cup Champion, Dominic Dwyer, the team announced on Thursday, April 25. The 33-year-old most recently played in MLS for Atlanta United, culminating his 10th MLS Season, during which he scored more than 80 goals in the top flight of U.S. Soccer. Dwyer, who is originally from Cuckfield, UK, got his start in the game with the Norwich City Academy at the age of 10.

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Welcome to the Oakland Roots, Dominic Dwyer! Image Oakland Roots SC.

“Adding a player to the mix with the pedigree of Dom is going to be a huge boost to the team and the locker room,” said Oakland Roots Head Coach Noah Delgado. “He comes to Oakland with experience at some of the highest levels of the game and gives us another dangerous goal scoring threat.”

Dwyer comes to the Roots with MLS experience from Sporting Kansas City, Orlando City SC, Toronto FC, and Atlanta United. He won the MLS Cup with Kansas City in 2013 and the U.S. Open Cup in 2012 and 2015, bringing a winning pedigree to Roots. His most prolific season in MLS was in 2014 where he scored 22 goals in league play.

The striker also earned four National Team caps with the U.S. Men’s National Team in 2017. This span included goals vs Ghana in a friendly and Panama in the 2017 Gold Cup, a tournament the U.S. team would go on to win. Dwyer also represented Orlando in the USL on loan in 2013, when he scored 15 goals in 13 games.

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