Fortuna Dusseldorf announced today that they signed United States U-23 winger Jerome Kiesewetter on a two-year deal.
Kiesewetter, 23, became a free agent this summer after Stuttgart decided against renewing his contract with the Berlin native failing to find a regular place among the first-team since his arrival from Hertha in 2014.
Through the first half of the 2015/16 season, things seemed to be going relatively well for Kiesewetter. Along with a regular place in the club's reserve side he seemed to be a favorite among the U.S. coaching staff.
He held a regular place in the U-23's lineup through their summer friendlies and into the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying campaign during which time he forged a formidable partnership with fellow striker Jordan Morris.
This duo's success was one of the few positive takeaways from the ultimately unsuccessful bid and earned Kiesewetter his first senior cap against Iceland in January.
After returning from the winter break it was clear that the end was near for him in Stuttgart as he had yet to secure a new contract and featured only once for the reserves.
After watching the likes of Bobby Wood and Fafa Picault use the German second division as a platform for kick starting their club careers, U.S. fans will hope this move allows Kiesewetter to follow suit and finally find his feet.