Romain Gall

Romain Gall
Romain Gall
Romain Gall
Real Name: Romain Gall
HT: 5' 9" WT: 163
Age: 21 (01/31/1995)
Birthplace: Paris, France
Hometown: Herndon, VA

Acquired: Assigned to Crew via weighted lottery on Aug. 7, 2014.

2014 (Columbus): Gall made three appearances after being signed via Major League Soccer’s weighted lottery on August 7. He made his Columbus and MLS debuts with a second-half substitution versus Houston (August 23). He earned a call-up to the United States U-20 National Team’s camp in Buenos Aires, Argentina and missed the Black & Gold’s MLS match against Chivas USA (September 7). He did not dress for the club’s postseason opener against New England (November 1) or for the second leg at the Revolution (November 9). Gall earned a call-up to the United States U-20 National Team for an international tournament in Marbella, Spain, beginning on November 12.

2013-14 (Lorient II): In his second year of on-field action for Lorient, made six substitute appearances in 2014 and scored his first professional goal in a 4-0 win over La Vitréenne on March 1.

2012-2013 (Lorient II): Made his debut with Lorient II against Luçon on May 11, his first appearance since joining the club in 2011.


As of January 23, 2015

Gall made his first appearance with the United States Under-20 side for coach Tab Ramos in November 2013. He made his debut at 18 during a camp in which the U.S. beat Atalanta Primavera, 4-1, as Gall recorded a goal and an assist to lead the Americans to victory. Gall was named to a 20-player roster for the 2014 NTC Invitational Tournament in Carson, California from July 14-18. Most recently, the midfielder participated in a 10-day camp with the U-20s in Buenos Aires, Argentina, notching a goal in a match against the Racing Club Reserves (September 4) and an assist vs. the Defensa y Justicia Reserves (September 6). He was named to the roster for and started in the opening match of the 2014 Marbella U-21 International National Teams Football Tournament, scoring two goals and one assist for the U.S. U-20s against Russia's U-21s (November 12). He appeared as a substitute in the Americans' 1-0 victory over Ireland's U-20s (November 15) and started in the U-20s final match of the tournament against Canada's U-20s (November 18), upping his total international appearances with the U.S. U-20s at the time to six.

Gall was called-in by the U-20s for their final international camp of the year, in Honduras from December 15-22, 2014. He scored in the Americans' 2-1 victory over Honduras in San Pedro Sula (December 18) and repeated the feat with another goal in the USA's 2-1 win over Honduras in a rematch (December 22). Gall was named to the 20-player U.S. roster for the 2015 CONCACAF U-20 Championship. He appeared in Group Stage matches against Guatemala, Aruba, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, notching a hat trick against Aruba and a brace against Jamaica to tie for the tournament lead in goal scoring after the Group Stage.

Prior to his time with the U-20s, he made several appearances with the U-18 squad.


Gall won the 2010 SUM Cup in Houston as a member of D.C. United's Academy. He appeared in four of five games as a 15-year-old in the U-17 tournament, contributing one assist. That fall, Gall joined Real Salt Lake's Residential Academy in Arizona and helped its U-16 team reach Finals Week during the 2010-11 U.S. Soccer Development Academy season. He scored six goals in 30 games, including two strikes during RSL's playoff run.


Gall was signed via Major League Soccer’s weighted lottery on August 7, 2014.


Gall has three siblings (two brothers, one sister), all of whom are older. Growing up, he was a fan of Barclays Premier League club Arsenal, but Ronaldinho was his favorite player. He started playing soccer on an official team in Virginia at age seven when he and his family moved to the United States from France. He holds dual nationality between the two countries. He then moved back to France in 2011 to live on his own while playing for Lorient. He lists the movie "Hitch" with Will Smith and Kevin James as his favorite, and his favorite musical artists are Chris Brown and Drake. If Gall weren't a soccer player, he would like to try his hand at acting.

Pronunciation: Ro-men, GALL (like Ball)

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