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Domfather: a tifo helps cement the relationship between player and fans

Dwyer: “It’s amazing, the way they can make you feel.”

The Domfather
Thad Bell

Nearly everyone knows that Dom Dwyer and his wife Sydney Leroux welcomed a new baby (Cassius Cruz Dwyer) into the world recently. The Cauldron, the Sporting Kansas City supporters group honored Dwyer with a tifo on Sunday.

The Domfather. Complete with trophies dangling like toys on a mobile over a crib.

Dwyer did not know what the tifo was going to be but he was given a heads up. “I was told to have a look at the Cauldron side right before kick-off,” Dwyer explained. “I saw it and I turned to the boys and started laughing. The trophies were really cool.”

Dwyer sees the tifo and points it out to his mates
Thad Bell

Dwyer was smiling and laughing when he saw it and quickly pointed it out to his teammates around him.

“Right away I thought, that looks like me, I thought it might be something about me but I didn’t know it would be baby stuff. It was cool, really cool,” Dwyer grinned.

Dwyer grins as he points to the tifo
Thad Bell

When asked about how tifos like this affects the relationship with the fans Dwyer replied, “It’s amazing, the way they can make you feel, it’s nice, you feel at home. It makes it easy to put in that extra bit of effort and extra work. It’s a relationship that’s been built over the last five years and it’s special, definitely special.”

A happy Dwyer...
Thad Bell

Dwyer returned some love to the fans when he assisted on Jacob Peterson’s goal and then scored one of his own (assist to Saad Abdul-Sallam) to take the lead. The goal was Dwyers 50th MLS goal.

According to the Cauldron, the idea was the brainchild of Nathan Wells and the Cauldron Tifo team made it a reality.

Kudos to the Cauldron for making it happen and making the love affair of a player for the city even stronger.

The Domfather
Thad Bell