USA set to cap Borussia Dortmund's Ghanaian winger Joe Gyau
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The United States of America have taken the first step to own gifted Ghanaian winger Joseph-Claude Gyau after naming him in their squad for their international friendly with Czech Republic.
USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann named the massively talented attacker, who turns 22 next month, in his squad for their international friendly next week.
Gyau, a grandson of Ghana legend Nana Agyeman Gyau who earned his name with Ghana Premier League side B/A United and the Black Stars, has featured for the Americans at various youth levels but gave indication he could consider playing for the West African giants when he responded to an America comment on twitter.
However, if he plays in next week’s international friendly for the USA, he will still stand a chance of playing for Ghana if the Ghana Football Association takes the initiative to convince him about his a nationality switch.
Gyau’s grandfather Agyeman Gyau, lives in the Brong Ahafo regional capital, Sunyani and has not officially spoken on Joe Gyau’s current status.
GOALKEEPERS: Cody Cropper (Southampton), Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake).
DEFENDERS: John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt), Greg Garza (Tijuana), Fabian Johnson (Moenchengladbach), Michael Orozco (Puebla), Tim Ream (Bolton).
MIDFIELDERS: Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Joe Corona (Tijuana), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Julian Green (Bayern Munich), Emerson Hyndman (Fulham), Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt), Brek Shea (Stoke City).
FORWARDS: Jozy Altidore (Sunderland), Joe Gyau (Borussia Dortmund), Jordan Morris (Stanford University), Rubio Rubin (Utrecht), Bobby Wood (1860 Munich).
The USA have developed a fierce rivalry with Ghana in football following their last three engagements at the FIFA World Cup and the latest development could spark another row if Ghana decide to go after the player who is in Dortmund’s II squad and scored thrice for Jurgen Klopp’s side during pre-season.