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For U.S. Under-23 winger Joe Gyau, the future is now.
Gyau confirmed on his own Twitter feed that he will be in TSG 1899 Hoffenheim's matchday 18 against Hannover 96 this weekend for the first time. Hoffenheim is dealing with a number of injuries, and Gyau, who has been playing well for the club's U-23 team, is going to get his first taste of first-team life in the Bundesliga in what could prove to be a seminal year in the 19-year-old winger's career.
As one of the more promising attackers in the U.S. pipeline, Gyau figures to play a big part for Caleb Porter's U.S. Olympic qualfying team while he continues to climb the club ladder in Germany.
Also of note regarding the U.S. men's national team in Saturday's match is that Daniel Williams appears headed for a start at centerback. Injuries and absences caused by the African Cup of Nations have left Hoffenheim shorthanded at the position, and Williams, typically a defensive midfielder for the club, is likely going to get a chance to fill in, according to the team's official website.
What do you make of these developments? Expecting big things from Gyau in the coming years? Scrambling to find a Hoffenheim-Hannover stream?
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