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JOSH GATT
Norway Molde (Eliteserien)
#2 | Midfielder
Birth Date
Birth Place
Height/Weight
US Caps/Goals
August 29, 1991 (Age: 22)
Plymouth, Michigan
5' 9", 140 lbs (1.75 m, 64 kg)
2/0
Club Career

A Michigan-area youth player, Gatt first attracted attention when his club competed in a tournament against European academy teams in Switzerland. The winger was offered trials at Mainz and at SCR Altach and eventually received an offer from the latter club.

Gatt proceeded to sign with Altach, leaving behind an opportunity to play at the University of Indiana. Upon his arrival in Austria in the summer of 2010, he immediately joined the first team, where he quickly made an impact. Initially a substitute, Gatt soon earned a place in the starting lineup and emerged as one of Altach's key players during the first half of the season. The speedy midfielder tallied four goals in league play and two in the Austrian Cup in an impressive beginning to his career.

Gatt's rapid improvement helped propel keep Altach in the promotion hunt, but he ultimately played too well to push them over the top; in January he was snapped up by Molde FK of the Norwegian Tippeligaen, where he will develop under the tutelage of Norway and Manchester United great Ole Gunnar Solksjaer.

International Career

Gatt's half-season in Altach earned him a call up to the U-20 team in December 2010 during the Austrian League winter break. He burst onto the scene with a scintillating performance against Canada, scoring two goals and assisting on the other three in a 5-0 demolition. However, he was unavailable for CONCACAF qualification.

Gatt also missed out on Olympic qualifying due to club commitments.

The winger returned to NT action in November 2012 when he made his full senior debut against Russia.

A big question for U.S. fans heading into the World Cup is surely on Jozy Altidore and just what is plaguing the young striker at Sunderland.
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