In an effort to address a team whose season is hanging in the balance, Sacramento Republic FC announced on Tuesday they have brought in forward Jerome Kiesewetter on loan from FC Tulsa for the rest of the 2021 season.
“Jerome is a big addition for us. He is clinical inside the box, makes vertical runs behind the defense, and is a consistent threat,” said Republic FC President and General Manager Todd Dunivant in a team statement. “He brings a lot of experience to the club in the heart of the season, which will be a huge lift for our team.”
The 28-year-old was born and raised in Germany, and came through Hertha Berlin’s youth set-up. He made his first-team debut at Stuttgart in 2015, in the Bundesliga, and also played for Fortuna Dusseldorf while in Germany. An American citizen through his father, Kiesewetter was a U.S. youth international and has two caps with the U.S. senior team, starting in 2016.
Kiesewetter has considerable USL experience, joining El Paso Locomotive in 2019, playing for Fort Lauderdale CF last year while splitting time with Inter Miami, and then joining up with FC Tulsa this year. By far the best season of his career was in 2019 with El Paso, and Sac Republic will hope that version of the player features for them.
Sac Republic are back in action Wednesday at Las Vegas Lights.
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