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 23)
Place of birth Tampa, Florida, United States
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Borussia Dortmund II
Number 21
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 10 (2)
2014– Borussia Dortmund 1 (0)
National team
2007–2009 United States U17 28 (2)
2010–2011 United States U20 4 (4)
2012 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 December 8, 2014.
† Appearances (goals)

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

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

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[2] 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 30 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.[3] Gyau made his first team debut for Hoffenheim on 26 April 2014 coming on in the final 21 minutes of a 0–0 draw against Eintracht Frankfurt.[4] On 30 June 30 2014, Borussia Dortmund announced the completion of a transfer agreement for Gyau to join its Under-23 squad.[5] On 24 September 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.[6]

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.[7]

On 11 November 2012, he was called up to the United States national team.[8]

Gyau's first start for the US Men's National Team was 3 September 2014 against the Czech Republic in a friendly match.[9]

Gyau made his second start for the national team on 10 October 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.[10] On October 12, it was announced that Gyau had torn his lateral meniscus and suffered a bone bruise.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Steven Goff (January 10, 2013). "Silver Spring’s Joe Gyau rising up European soccer ranks". Washington Post. 
  2. ^ "Joe Gyau Latest on Injury Rehab, Memories of Playing in DMV". DMV Soccer. 
  3. ^ "Gyau loaned out to FC St. Pauli". TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. August 30, 2012. Retrieved September 29, 2012. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ Floyd, Thomas (June 30, 2014). "Borussia Dortmund signs U.S. prospect Joe Gyau". Goal.com Edition: America. Goal.com. Archived from the original on July 1, 2014. Retrieved July 1, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Borussia Dortmund 2 - 2 Stuttgart Match report - 24/09/2014 Bundesliga - Goal.com". goal.com. 
  7. ^ "Caleb Porter Names 19 Players to U-23 Men's National Team Training Camp Roster". US Soccer. Retrieved March 12, 2012. 
  8. ^ Goff, Steven (November 12, 2012). "U.S. roster for Russia friendly". washingtonpost.com. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  9. ^ "U.S. MNT Earns First Victory Against Czech Republic to Open New World Cup Cycle". ussoccer.com. 
  10. ^ "At half: Donovan exits, Diskerud scores, Gyau injured in busy half -". nbcsports.com. 
  11. ^ Gianni Verschueren. "Joe Gyau Injury: Updates on Borussia Dortmund Star's Knee and Return". Bleacher Report.