Two caps. Two goals.
Sporting Kansas City striker Dom Dwyer is making a strong first impression in a United States national team uniform. And he's making perhaps his best case for a longer stay.
Dwyer recorded his second goal in as many games for the Americans, opening the scoring in their match Saturday against Panama in the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
After scoring in his national team debut last weekend, the England-born Dwyer finished off a pass from Kelyn Rowe on Saturday. Dwyer slipped behind a defender, cut across the box and connected his dominant left foot on the pass.
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He is the ninth player in United States national team history to score in each of his first two international appearances.
When Dwyer joined the national team, he was actually in the midst of a scoring slump with Sporting KC. He hasn't scored since May 3 for his club in MLS play.
Dwyer secured his U.S. citizenship in March. U.S. coach Bruce Arena called in a handful of younger and new players to the Gold Cup, presumably to scout their fit with the national team before it continues its World Cup qualifying schedule later this year.
Sporting KC defenders Matt Besler and Graham Zusi also started for the U.S. on Saturday.