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Bruce Arena hopes to call in Dom Dwyer this summer

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Before the end of summer we could see Mr. Leroux suiting up for the United States.

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Recently English born Dom Dwyer of Sporting Kansas City became eligible to represent the United States on an international level. And Bruce Arena wasn’t shy about this at a recent press conference in Orlando. He revealed he’d like to see the 26-year-old forward in the Stars and Stripes this summer.

“Dom’s a very good player,” Arena said. “He’s just become eligible to play for the U.S. team, and he’s certainly a player that’s on our radar. I’m hopeful that between now and the end of the summer we’ll have an opportunity to have him play for the U.S.”

- Bruce Arena; Source: SBI

The Sporting KC forward has scored 57 MLS goals, with 5 tally’s already this season. He’ll face competition from the likes of Jozy Altidore, Clint Dempsey, Bobby Wood and Jordan Morris. How exactly he will fit in, is still up in the air.

Speaking of Jozy, Arena is happy with how the TFC striker’s season is going.

“(Jozy) is in very good form and he’s scored a number of goals as of late for Toronto,” Arena said. “We saw him earlier in the year in January when he was dealing with a couple of injuries and he slowly built into the season. Then, in the games in March against Honduras and Panama, he showed pretty well. However, after that he has just gotten better and better

It’s still a couple of weeks before international play kicks off with a friendly with Venezuela on June 3rd and a WCQ match on the 8th against Trinidad and Tobago. It’ll be interesting to see if he calls Dwyer into camp now, or waits and makes him a part of the Gold Cup roster later this summer.

What do you think? Should Arena call in Dom Dwyer either now or wait for the Gold Cup? Let us know in the comments.