Oct 6, 2015; Commerce City, CO, USA; USA forward Jerome Kieswetter (17) brings the ball up the field during the second half against Panama at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. The United States won 4-0. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports
On Tuesday, El Paso Locomotive FC announced the signing of top-flight German-born American Forward Jerome Kiesewetter, pending league and federation approval.
Kiesewetter was born in Berlin, Germany and has played with multiple teams in the Bundesliga, the highest division of German soccer.
Head Coach Mark Lowry said, “I would like to thank our ownership group and management for giving us the opportunity to bring in a player of Jerome’s caliber. He is a player that is going to fit in perfectly with the attacking talent we already have at the club. His experience in Germany and at the International level with the U.S. gives an idea of the type of quality we want here and the desire we all have to make El Paso Locomotive FC an entertaining, attacking, winning team.”
His resume includes stints with Hertha BSC II, VfB Stuttgart and Fortuna Düsseldorf. In the 2017-2018 season, Kiesewetter and Fortuna Düsseldorf won the 2. Bundesliga Championship.
Along with his esteemed club career, Kiesewetter has been an active member of the United States National Team since 2011. He has made over 30 appearances on the United States U18, U20, U23 and Senior squad, while netting eight goals across his national career. Kiesewetter will be a key member of the Locomotive attack.
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