Gyau with St. Pauli in 2012
|Full name||Joseph-Claude Gyau|
|Date of birth||September 16, 1992|
|Place of birth||Tampa, Florida, United States|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|2007–2009||IMG Soccer Academy|
|2011–2014||1899 Hoffenheim II||56||(9)|
|2012–2013||→ FC St. Pauli (loan)||15||(0)|
|2013||→ FC St. Pauli II (loan)||2||(1)|
|2014–2016||Borussia Dortmund II||13||(2)|
|2007–2009||United States U17||28||(2)|
|2010–2011||United States U20||4||(4)|
|2012||United States U23||4||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 20, 2019|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of September 14, 2017
Born in Tampa, Florida, he grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland, 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.
In August 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. He made his first team debut for Hoffenheim in April 2014, coming on in the final 21 minutes of a 0–0 draw against Eintracht Frankfurt. In June 2014, Gyau joined the Under-23 squad of Borussia Dortmund. On September 24, 2014, he 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. After being out with injuries for nearly two years, he made his return with Borussia Dortmund II as a substitute on October 29, 2016.
Gyau has been capped for the United States at the U-15, U-17, U-20, and U-23 levels. In March 2012, Gyau was called into the US U-23 team for Olympic qualifying matches. The team did not qualify for that year's Summer Olympics.
In November 2012, Gyau was called up to the United States national team. His first start for the US was on September 3, 2014 against the Czech Republic in a friendly match. 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, he came off the pitch with a suspected sprained left knee and was replaced by Bobby Wood. On October 12, it was announced that Gyau had torn his lateral meniscus and suffered a bone bruise.
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