MLS Draft 2012: Sporting Kansas City Selects Dom Dwyer

The crowd at the MLS SuperDraft in Kansas City started singing as soon as it was announced that Sporting Kansas City was on the clock and they only got louder when Don Garber announced that they had selected South Florida's Dom Dwyer with the 16th overall pick. The striker joins an already loaded crop of Sporting strikers, but the crew in Kansas City were clearly looking for the best player available and took the man they had atop their board in Dwyer.

Outside of maybe Darren Mattocks, there probably wasn't a faster player in the draft than Dwyer. The only thing that moved faster than Dwyer, might have been his stock. A year ago, he was just some English dude who was lighting up the scoreboards in junior colleges.

After bagging 52 goals in 42 games -- including 37 in 2010 alone -- Dwyer moved on to the University of South Florida. He didn't quite keep up that blistering pace, but against Big East competition he still managed to score 16 goals in 21 games. That impressed MLS scouts enough to offer him a Generation Adidas contract.

Dwyer is fast, but he's definitely not slight. He's listed at 5-foot-9 and 180 pounds, which would seem to be plenty big enough to deal with MLS defenders.

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