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Joe Gyau scores first goal in over two years, posts emotional Instagram message

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Congrats, Joe.

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Today in the German third division an American scored a game-winning goal. While that brief summary may not seem newsworthy, who scored it and what it means may make you smile.

Joe Gyau is the who. The 24-year-old winger who was playing minutes for Borussia Dortmund’s first team less than three years ago has scored his first goal in nearly that much time. The oft-injured Gyau is now with SG Sonnenhof Großaspach and scored the match-winning goal against Osnabrück.

Weirdly enough, video clips from the German third division aren’t as commonly available as you may think. We hope to find a clip of the goal, but for now this awesome Instagram post will have to suffice.

It doesn’t seem that long ago that Gyau broke into the United States men’s national team and showed several flashes of brilliance before sustaining the initial injury that started this nearly three-year cycle of hell that almost resulted in the ending of his career. We’re extremely happy to see him back and playing and wish him nothing but the best in his bid to climb back up to the national team level.