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The opportunity has presented itself for Joe Gyau to display his talents on the first-team level.
Gyau, one of the top midfield prospects in the U.S. pipeline, was loaned to 2. Bundesliga club St. Pauli for the 2012-13 season by Hoffenheim, a move that provides a chance for the speedy 19-year-old winger to receive consistent playing time. Gyau, who signed a three-year professional contract with Hoffenheim in April, faced an uphill battle for playing time with Hoffenheim's first team, and he joins a team that was on the cusp of playing for promotion to the Bundesliga last year but is off to a slow start in the second division.
Gyau made his debut for Hoffenheim in a German Cup match last year but never appeared for the first team in another match, instead starring for the club's reserve team, which plays in Germany's fourth division. He joins American prospects Alfredo Morales, John Anthony Brooks and Andrew Wooten in Germany's second tier.
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