KENYA BROWN - Friday, May 18, 2018
Joe Gyau will be playing his soccer in the 2. Bundesliga next season as it was announced on Thursday that the winger has signed a deal with MSV Duisburg.
The Florida-born winger makes the move back up a division after overcoming injury and proving he has much to offer after a good showing with his previous team.
The staff at Duisburg are very confident that Gyau will be a good addition to their team as they push for a promotion place to the Bundesliga next season.
"Joe is a very fast, straight-forward winger. He knows the 2. Bundesliga and is at a really good age. We want him to take the next step and make our offensive game even more unpredictable," said Duisburg sporting director Ivo Grlic.
Gyau was on an upward trajectory early in his career when he was signed by Hoffenheim as a teenager. The team would then send him out on loan to St. Pauli. In 2014, he left Hoffenheim to join Borussia Dortmund where he initially played with the reserve team.
When it appeared that the former IMG Academy player was making inroads at BVB a knee injury would put a halt on his progress and he would spend the next two years in rehab. However, in October 2016, he would make his return to the reserve team.
In January 2017, Gyau signed with Sonnenhof Großaspach. His time with the team proved to be productive as he went on to play in 46 games and score six goals.
Duisburg just wrapped up the season in the 2. Bundesliga, finishing in seventh place in the standings with 48 points.