Player Details

Name

Josh Gatt

Height

5' 10"

Weight

165 lbs

Date of Birth

8.29.1991 (31)

Birthplace

Plymouth, MI USA

Position

Midfielder
2022 MLS Regular Season
2022 MLS Regular Season
Career Summary

Hometown: Plymouth, Michigan
Citizenship: USA
Birth date: August 29, 1991
Acquired: Via trade from Minnesota United FC on March 31, 2017.

MLS CAREER

2017

  • Signed with Minnesota United FC on February 15, 2017.
  • Gatt made his MLS debut in the 2-1 home loss to Real Salt Lake (4/15), playing the last 10 minutes in place of Dillon Powers. His last competitive soccer had been on November 6, when he started and played 85 minutes for Molde in a 1-0 loss at Lillestrom.
  • Missed the trip to Orlando City SC (4/29) due to illness.
  • Played the final 27 minutes of the 3-0 loss at Chicago Fire (5/17), in place of Mohammed Saeid. This was only his second-ever appearance in MLS.
  • Got his first start in the 2-1 loss at Philadelphia Union (5/20).
  • Gatt tallied his first assist in MLS with the cross for Alan Gordon's game-winner against Columbus Crew SC (6/3).
  • His first start at Dick's Sporting Goods Park came in the 2-1 win over Portland Timbers (6/17).
  • Followed this up with the assist on Dillon Serna's equalizer against LA Galaxy (6/21).
  • Came off the bench to replace Gashi in the 2-2 home tie with Vancouver Whitecaps FC (8/5). It was his first appearance since 6/24, and the 1-0 defeat at Atlanta United FC.
  • Both goals in 2017 came against Real Salt Lake. His first was at Rio Tinto Stadium (8/26), and was only awarded after Video Review.
  • His second goal, also against RSL, was the club's quickest goal of the season, coming three minutes into the 1-0 home win on 10/15.
  • Having struggled for minutes earlier in the year, Gatt was able to start six of the last eight games.

OTHER PROFESSIONAL

  • Turned pro straight out of high school, signing with Austrian club SC Rheindorf Altach aged 18.
  • Gatt earned a reputation as an effective offensive weapon with Molde in Norway from 2011-16, winning two league championships in 2011 and 2012.
  • He was one of Molde's first signings under former Manchester United star Ole Gunnar Solskjær.
  • Gatt made his senior international debut for the USA on November 14, 2012 in a friendly match against Russia. His second USMNT appearance came against Canada, in January 2013, also a friendly international.
  • From 2010-16 with Molde and SC Rheindorf Altach, Gatt - a Michigan native - tallied 15 goals and 15 assists in 75 games.