Fortuna Düsseldorf (2 Bundesliga)
#21 | Forward
February 3, 1993 (Age: 23)
6' 0", 165 lbs (1.83 m, 75 kg)
A German-American son of an US serviceman, Jerome Kiesewetter came through the ranks of his hometown club, Hertha Berlin. He graduated from the academy teams to the U-23 reserve team in the 2011-12 season, where he regularly started for much of the year despite being still eligible for Hertha's U-19 squad.
In the summer of 2012, Hertha were relegated from the Bundesliga and Kiesewetter left for greener pastures. In this case, he was offered a four-year professional deal with VfB Stuttgart -- a good reward and positive endorsement for a young, unproven player.
He will begin the 2012-13 season with Stuttgart's reserves, who play in the 3. Liga.
Kiesewetter is eligible for both the USA and Germany. To date, he has participated in U-20 camps for the US, but has not been selected for any official matches.