Joe Gyau

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Joe Gyau
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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 1 (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 September 3, 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/dcunited/silver-springs-joe-gyau-rising-up-european-soccer-ranks/2013/01/10/e287878a-5b3f-11e2-b8b2-0d18a64c8dfa_story.html
  2. ^ "Gyau loaned out to FC St. Pauli". TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. August 30, 2012. Retrieved September 29, 2012. 
  3. ^ Seltzer, Greg (April 26, 2014). "American Exports: John Anthony Brooks gets back on USMNT radar; Joe Gyau makes Bundesliga debut". Major League Soccer. MLSSoccer.com. Retrieved April 26, 2014. 
  4. ^ Floyd, Thomas (30 June 2014). "Borussia Dortmund signs U.S. prospect Joe Gyau". Goal.com Edition: America. Goal.com. Archived from the original on 1 July 2014. Retrieved July 1, 2014. 
  5. ^ http://www.goal.com/en-ie/match/borussia-dortmund-vs-stuttgart/1713459
  6. ^ "Caleb Porter Names 19 Players to U-23 Men's National Team Training Camp Roster". US Soccer. Retrieved March 12, 2012. 
  7. ^ Goff, Steven (November 12, 2012). "U.S. roster for Russia friendly". washingtonpost.com. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  8. ^ http://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2014/09/03/15/40/140903-mnt-first-win-against-czech-republic