- Associated Press - Monday, June 30, 2014

American midfielder Joe Gyau is moving from Hoffenheim to Borussia Dortmund II, the club’s reserve team in Germany’s third division.

The transfer was announced Monday on Dortmund’s website.

The 21-year-old from Silver Spring, Maryland, is a member of the U.S. under-23 team that failed to qualify for the London Olympics. He made his debut for Hoffenheim’s first team Feb. 8, 2012, in a German Cup quarterfinal loss to Greuther Fuerth. He appeared in the Bundesliga for the first time this spring as a second-half substitute against Eintracht Frankfurt on April 26 and Dortmund on May 3.

Gyau spent most of the 2012-13 season on loan to St. Pauli of the second division.


His father, Philip, made six appearances for the U.S. national team and his grandfather, Joseph, played for Ghana.