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Inter Miami CF Signs ex-Fortuna Düsseldorf Forward Jerome Kiesewetter

MIAMI, Fla. (November 18, 2019) —

Inter Miami CF announced today it has signed  forward Jerome Kiesewetter.

The 26-year-old German-American dual national just completed his first season with USL Championship side El Paso Locomotive FC.

“Jerome brings speed, athleticism and experience to our roster,” said Inter Miami CF Sporting Director Paul McDonough. “We are pleased to bring him to Inter Miami and begin working with him in preseason.”   

Kiesewetter has been an active member of the U.S. Men’s National Team since 2011. He made over 30 appearances for the U.S. MNT’s U-18, U-20, U-23 and senior squad, with eight goals across his national career. He has two senior team appearances, the first one under manager Jurgen Klinsmann in 2016 against Iceland.

This past season with El Paso Locomotive FC, he scored 12 goals in 28 appearances.

Prior to El Paso, the six-foot forward played for multiple teams in the Bundesliga.

Kiesewetter played for Fortuna Düsseldorf in Germany from 2016 to 2018, making 23 appearances for the senior team, tallying two goals and one assist that helped the team win the 2. Bundesliga Championship and achieve promotion to the Bundesliga. He also made 11 appearances for Fortuna Düsseldorf II. Prior to joining Düsseldorf, Kiesewetter played for VfB Stuttgart in 2015.

Jerome, whose father is American, was born in Berlin, Germany. He signed his first professional contract with VFB Stuttgart in May 2012. He made two senior team appearances for the club as well as 55 appearances for VfB Stuttgart II, totaling five goals and 13 assists.

He began his professional career in the Hertha BSC system, where he spent years in the development academy and Hertha BSC II from 2007 to 2014.   

Kiesewetter becomes the ninth signed player on Inter Miami’s inaugural roster. In addition to owning Homegrown Player Rights for Drake Callender, who is currently playing with the University of California, Berkley, the Club also controls five picks in the 2019 Expansion Draft, including the No. 1 overall pick, and its first and fourth round picks in the SuperDraft.  

Related: Jerome Kiesewetter Statistics

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By Ken Russo

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