For the last 31 days left in the year, we're going to be looking back at 31 different storylines from 2014 in Kansas City soccer. From Sporting KC's roller coaster season, to FC Kansas City and the Missouri Comets both winning their respective league championships, each day we'll have a different article looking back at one of the 31 most important stories in Kansas City soccer this year as we get ready for 2015 and everything it brings.
Dom Dwyer has always been an entertaining presence on the field. Whether that's being actually good at forward and scoring goals or funny celebrations for said goals, he has found ways to keep Sporting fans cheering and getting in on the social media antics with him.
On July 6, Sporting Kansas City were playing a home match against the Chicago Fire. With the game tied in the 33rd minute, Dom Dwyer capitalized on a defensive mistake by the Fire and was able to get alone on goal against Sean Johnson. Dwyer forcefully put the shot away for his 12th goal of the year, and then the selfie celebration ensued. Take a look at the video below.
Dwyer celebrated the goal by calling over Soony Saad and getting his phone from one of the stadium staff members and taking a selfie with some of the crowd in the South Stand. This was definitely one of the most unique celebrations that we had seen from anybody, not just Dwyer.
The selfie was an instant hit. Sporting Kansas City tweeted out the photo right away and MLS started to promote it on their website and twitter.
— Sporting Kansas City (@SportingKC) July 6, 2014
Dwyer was awarded a yellow card for the celebration, which seemed to be contradictory to what MLS was doing in terms of promoting it. The yellow card was punishing Dwyer for excessive celebration, but MLS was showing it off. Dwyer did seem to take the yellow card in stride and continued to defend himself on twitter from the people who really hate fun.
— Dom Dwyer (@Ddwyer14) July 6, 2014
The celebration was certainly one of the most "Dwyer moments" of the year. While Dwyer is a bit of a polarizing figure considering his attitudes and stunts like this, at the very least he's entertaining. And those 22 goals make him easier to like from a Sporting KC perspective.