MSV Duisburg (2 Bundesliga)
#31 | Midfielder
September 16, 1992 (Age: 26)
Silver Spring, Maryland
5' 9", 150 lbs (1.75 m, 68 kg)
Joseph Gyau signed with Hoffenheim in August 2009, although he spent the rest of the year training with the Vancouver Whitecaps academy. The winger moved to Germany in the summer of 2010 and spent most of the 2010-11 season with Hoffenheim's U19 squad, making several appearances with the reserves in the spring.
Gyau began the 2011-12 season with Hoffenheim II and was invited to train with the senior team during the winter break. He made his first team debut in the DFB Pokal in February 2011.
After being out with injuries for nearly two years, Gyau made his return with Borussia Dortmund II as a substitute on October 29, 2016.
In January 2017, it was announced that Gyau moved to 3. Liga tean SG Sonnenhof Großaspach on an 18-month contract.
Possessing electric speed and great skill, Gyau has been on the radar of the national team program from an early age. Gyau was a member of the USSF's Bradenton residency program, although he departed before the U17 World Cup and was therefore excluded from the team.
Gyau was a member of the ill-fated U-20 team that failed to qualify for the 2011 U-20 World Cup.
The Maryland native is expected to be an important contributor to the US U-23 team in Olympic qualifying.
In September 2014, Gyau earned his first start for the senior national team in their game against the Czech Republic. In October 2014, he would play in the game against Ecuador, but go down with an injury which was reported to be a torn lateral meniscus.