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Report: Josh Gatt to sign with Minnesota United

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The oft-injured winger is coming back to the USA.

Valerenga Fotball v Molde FK - Norwegian Tippeligaen Photo by Audun Braastad/EuroFootball/Getty Images

It appears that yet another American is set to leave Europe and return to Major League Soccer. The Star Tribune reports that Josh Gatt will sign with expansion club Minnesota United soon and join their inaugural roster ahead of the 2017 season.

Gatt, 25, was once one of the most exciting prospects in the U.S. national team pool with his world-class pace and ability to find the net with Molde FK in Norway. He emerged onto the scene in 2011 with highlight reel efforts that piqued USMNT fans’ interest. He received his first international cap in 2012, but then the injury bug hit him hard. He’s been battling knee issues ever since. Surgery after surgery, comeback after comeback have led him to leaving Molde FK. After trialing with FC Nurnberg, he’s apparently settled on MLS.

Minnesota United already have another U.S. capped player on their roster in Miguel Ibarra along with their perennial top scorer in Christian Ramirez. Hopefully Gatt can finally find a consistent run of full fitness and get his career back on track. Good luck to him.