Joe Gyau

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Joe Gyau
Gyau, Joseph-Claude StP 12-13 WP.JPG
Gyau with St. Pauli in 2012.
Personal information
Full name Joseph-Claude Gyau
Date of birth (1992-09-16) September 16, 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Tampa, Florida, United States
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Borussia Dortmund
Number 38
Youth career
2001–2007 Bethesda Roadrunners
2007–2009 IMG Soccer Academy
2009–2011 1899 Hoffenheim
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 1899 Hoffenheim II 56 (9)
2012–2014 1899 Hoffenheim 2 (0)
2012–2013 FC St. Pauli (loan) 15 (0)
2013 FC St. Pauli II (loan) 2 (1)
2014– Borussia Dortmund II 8 (2)
2014– Borussia Dortmund 1 (0)
National team
2007–2009 United States U17 28 (2)
2010–2011 United States U20 4 (4)
2012–2013 United States U23 4 (0)
2014– United States 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 24, 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of October 12, 2014

Joseph-Claude "Joe" Gyau (born September 16, 1992) is an American soccer player who currently plays for Borussia Dortmund in the German Bundesliga.

Early life[edit]

Born in Tampa, Florida, he grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland,[1] where he played youth soccer for the nearby Bethesda Roadrunners before joining the IMG Soccer Academy in 2009. Gyau is of third-generation pedigree of professional footballers, being the son of former U.S. international Philip Gyau and the grandson of Joseph "Nana" Gyau, a former Ghanaian international.

Career[edit]

On August 30, 2012, Gyau was loaned to 2. Bundesliga side FC St. Pauli from TSG 1899 Hoffenheim for the entire season, with an option for another season.[2] Gyau made his first team debut for Hoffenheim on April 26, 2014 coming on in the final 21 minutes of a 0–0 draw against Eintracht Frankfurt.[3] On June 30, 2014, Borussia Dortmund announced the completion of a transfer agreement for Gyau to join its Under-23 squad.[4] On September 24, 2014, Gyau made his first team debut for Borussia Dortmund against Vfb Stuttgart, coming on in the 74th minute of the match which ended in a 2-2 draw. [5]

International[edit]

Gyau has been capped for the United States at the U-15, U-17, U-20, and U-23 levels and is currently a member of the U-23 team pool. In March 2012, Gyau was called into the US U-23 Men's Olympic Qualifying team.[6]

On November 11, 2012, he was called up to the United States national team.[7]

Gyau's first start for the US Men's National Team was September 3, 2014 against the Czech Republic in a friendly match.[8]

Gyau made his second start for the national team on October 10, 2014, in a friendly match against Ecuador. After playing less than 15 minutes, Gyau came off the pitch with a suspected sprained left knee and was replaced by Bobby Wood. [9] On October 12, it was announced that Gyau had torn his lateral meniscus and suffered a bone bruise. [10]

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