Romain Gall

Romain Gall
Romain Gall
Romain Gall
Columbus Crew SC
Real Name: Romain Gall
HT: 5' 9" WT: 163
Pronunciation: RO-men GALL (like Ball)
Age: 21 (01/31/1995)
Birthplace: Paris, France
Hometown: Herndon, VA



2015 (Columbus/Austin): Gall did not make a First-Team appearance in 2015. He missed the match against Philadelphia (April 25) while on international duty with the United States Under-20 National Team, where he scored the game-winning goal in a friendly against the Croatia U-20s. He appeared in the matchday 18 for the first time in 2015 vs. Chicago (May 22), followed by starting the club’s international friendly vs. Valencia CF (May 27). He was sent on-loan to Austin (USL) on July 9, where he made his Aztex debut by entering the match in the 63rd minute at Real Monarchs SLC (July 11). He again came off the bench for the Aztex vs. Arizona United SC, recording an assist (July 17). He came on as a substitute against Arizona United SC again (July 25), firing a team-best six shots. He continued his run in the starting lineup against Seattle Sounders 2 (September 5), notching one goal and one assist. He scored an additional goal in a start at Seattle Sounders 2 (September 17). Gall started the Aztex’ season finale at Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2, scoring another goal (September 20). Gall did not appear in the Audi 2015 MLS Cup Playoffs. He was in the matchday 18 in the club’s 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Fourth Round contest at Richmond (June 17), but did not make an appearance. He made his first Crew SC competitive appearance of 2015 with a start in the Round of 16 at Orlando (June 30).

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.

2012-2013 (Lorient II): Gall made his debut with Lorient II in 2013 against Luçon (May 11). It was his first appearance since joining the club in 2011.


As of May 1, 2015

Gall made his first appearance with the United States Under-20 side for coach Tab Ramos in November 2013 and has made 14 total caps for the U-20s since. 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, as well as the Playoff Stage match against El Salvador, notching a hat trick against Aruba and a brace against Jamaica to tie for the tournament lead in goal scoring.

He received an additional call-up for a training camp in Austria, which was held from April 18-26, 2015. He scored the game-winning goal in a friendly against the Croatia U-20s (April 27).

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. Ronaldinho was his favorite player growing up. 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 Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" as his favorite TV show, and his favorite music is rap and hip-hop. If Gall weren't a soccer player, he would like to try his hand at acting or becoming a fashion designer.

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