U.S. defender signs with Bundesliga newcomer

[AMERICANS ABROAD] Heath Pearce, the 22-year-old left back who played one game for the USA at the this summer's Copa America, has signed with newly promoted German First Division club Hansa Rostock. Pearce, a California product who played college ball at the University of Portland, previously played two years for FC Nordsjaelland in the Danish First Division.

Pearce played three years of college ball before leaving for Denmark, where last season he played 31 games and scored once. At the Copa America, he started in the USA's 1-0 loss to Colombia.

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