Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
'Game over' for Heath Pearce
by Paul Kennedy, April 14th, 2009 7AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[AMERICANS ABROAD] Heath Pearce, the starting U.S. left back for the first two games of the final round of World Cup 2010 qualifying, has been dropped from German Second Division club Hansa Rostock's first team by Coach Andreas Zachhuber "for performance reasons."

According to the the German newspaper Bild, Pearce met with Zachhuber and Hansa general manager Rene Rydlewicz and got the news at a meeting early Monday morning.

Bild's summary of the meeting: "Game over für Pearce."

"I said on arriving five months ago," added Zachhuber," that everybody gets a chance to jump on my train. He just didn't cut it."

Pearce will play for Hansa Rostock II, its amateur team, which plays in the Regionalliga North.

According to Bild, problems arose when Pearce said he had a thigh problem right before Thursday's game against Greuther Fuerth game, which Hansa, won, 1-0. That didn't go over well with Zachhuber, who has asked for total commitment from his players.

The Fuerth game was a must-win game in Hansa's battle to avoid relegation. It is tied with FC Ingolstadt for 16th place, one point behind VfL Osnabrueck in the 18-team Second Division. The bottom three teams go down.

Pearce had appeared in the previous three Hansa games -- his only appearances since the winter break. He has played in 12 Second Division games this season after appearing in 19 First Division games with Hansa in 2007-08.

He previously played for FC Nordsjaelland (2005-07) in Denmark.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
USL Week 2: Results & Standings    
Cuban Heviel Cordoves scored twice and rookie Ricky Garbanzo added a third goal as the Charleston ...
USA romps in Bosnia-Herzegovina, 5-2     
The U.S. team preparing for Olympic qualifying defeated Bosnia-Herzegovina's under-21 team, 5-2, in a friendly played ...
MLS Week 4: FC Dallas puts its perfect record on line    
FC Dallas, the only remaining unbeaten and untied team in MLS, hosts the 2014 Supporters' Shield ...
Berti's back: 'Der Terrier' moves to U.S. sidelines    
Berti Vogts, who is responsible for Jurgen Klinsmann getting his job as German national team coach ...
USL Week 2: Finley joins Independence movement    
All 24 USL teams are in action this week as 10 of the 13 new teams ...
What They're Saying: Jason Kreis    
"It's impossible for me to say, but I really had expected Mix to go. I think ...
Road to Russia: Barbados ends USVI dream    
Barbados made amends for a shock 1-0 loss at home during which it had two penalty ...
MLS Trade Central: Timbers sign Ghanaian winger    
The Portland Timbers have acquired winger Ishmael Yartey on loan from French Ligue 2 club Sochaux. ...
What They're Saying: Landon Donovan    
"It was the first time in my life that I had not made a team, that ...
MLS clubs depleted because of callups    
MLS is the only top-level league with a heavy presence of national team players that didn't ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives