New Americans Dom Dwyer, Kenny Saief join US soccer squad for Gold Cup – Los Angeles Times

Recent U.S.-eligible players Dom Dwyer and Kenny Saief were among those named Sunday to the 23-man roster for the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Dwyer became a U.S. citizen in March and Saief had his change of his allegiance from Israel to the U.S. granted last week. They join Cristian Roldan and Kelyn Rowe as players who received their first national team call-up. The Galaxy’s Gyasi Zardes was also named to the team coached by Bruce Arena.

The England-born Dwyer said in the preseason that he looked forward to the opportunity to represent the U.S. He is married to U.S. women’s national player Sydney Leroux.

“I’ve been here about nine years now,” Dwyer said. “So it’s almost like my second home now, if not my home. I love this country and it’s given a lot to me. So if I ever get the opportunity to give something back to it, I think that’s something I’d always jump at.”

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