Born: February 9, 1993
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Previous Club: Inter Miami CF
Pronunciation: jur-OHM kee-seh-VET-ter
Jerome Kiesewetter joined FC Tulsa on a multi-year deal from Inter Miami CF ahead of the 2021 season.
2020 – INTER MIAMI CF/FORT LAUDERDALE CF (MLS/USL LEAGUE ONE)
Kiesewetter turned his success in the USL Championship into an MLS deal, signing with Inter Miami CF ahead of the 2020 MLS Is Back Tournament. He appeared in both the MLS Is Back tournament as well as the MLS regular season and also played for the club’s USL League One team, Fort Lauderdale CF.
2019 – EL PASO LOCOMOTIVE FC (USL CHAMPIONSHIP)
The striker made his move to the U.S. in 2019, signing with El Paso Locomotive FC in the USL Championship. Kiesewetter took the league by storm, scoring 10 goals in his first 10 matches with El Paso, winning the May Player of the Month award in 2019 and was selected to four Team of the Weeks.
2016-2018 – FORTUNA DÜSSELDORF (2. BUNDESLIGA)
Kiesewetter moved to Fortuna Düsseldorf ahead of the 2016-17 2. Bundesliga season. In 34 appearances in all competitions, Kiesewetter scored four goals and added three assists during his two seasons in Duesseldorf.
2012-2016 – VfB STUTTGART (BUNDESLIGA)
Kiesewetter made his debut in the Bundesliga, the top flight of German soccer and one of the top 5 leagues in the world, in March of 2015. He came on in the second half of an eventual 0-0 draw against his former club, Hertha Berlin.
Overall, in his four seasons in Stuttgart, he made 69 appearances between the 3. Liga with Stuttgart II and the Bundesliga senior squad. He scored seven goals and added 17 assists.
2008-2012, 2014 – HERTHA BSC II (GERMANY)
The striker began his playing carrer in the Hertha Berlin SC youth system, playing for Hertha’s U-17 and U-19 squads as well as with Hertha Berlin II. He made 89 appearances across all competitions for the club, scoring 17 goals (including a stellar 12 in 2009-10) and making 11 assists.
In January of 2016, Kiesewetter took the pitch for his U.S. National Team debut under then-head coach Jurgen Klinnsman. He appeared in two USMNT victories in January over Iceland and Canada. The appearances were a culmination of his international career as he played for country at the U-18, U-20 and U-23 levels.
Kiesewetter’s performance in the U-23 2015 CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying Championship was standout as he scored four goals and added two assists in five matches. He was the only American named to the tournament’s Best XI and won the Golden Ball as the top scorer.