Joshua Gatt is expected to sign with Minnesota United FC soon, a source close to the team confirmed Friday.
Proving yet again just how fruitful sporting director Manny Lagos' scouting trip to Scandinavia this past fall was.
Gatt, a 25-year-old Michigan native, signed with Austrian club SC Rheindorf Altach out of high school before joining Molde FK in Norway's top division in 2011. While several major knee injuries severely limited his playing time from summer 2013 through this past fall, Gatt did help Molde win the team's first two league championships in 2011 and 2012.
The winger has played a few times for the U.S. under-20 men's national team as well as the senior side, with that initial knee injury preventing him from playing in the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup for the U.S.
The Loons have signed five Scandinavian-area players to the roster. Gatt is also the latest addition to United's attacking power, adding depth to the stacked wings where Miguel Ibarra, Kevin Molino, Johan Venegas and Bashkim Kadrii – to name a few – can all play.
Check him out in action here: