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Heath Pearce Player Profile

Heath Pearce Player Profile
Heath Pearce
Date of Birth:Aug 13, 1984 (Age 32)
Nationality: Aruba
Position:Defender
Squad Number:-
Heath Pearce-Fernando Gago - USA-Argentina (Mexsport)
Heath Pearce began his professional career abroad in Denmark, and eventually also logged time in Germany. However, the defender struggled for regular playing time at Hansa Rostock, and this began to affect his national team form with the USA.

Pearce made a move back to the USA in the hopes of revitalizing his career in Major League Soccer. He signed with FC Dallas and with more regular game minutes, began to again display the speed and tenacious defending that marked his previous best efforts on the field.

With a number of USA games under his belt, Pearce is a known quantity that fits in well with the USA's style of play. He is capable of pushing up well on the wings of the field to contribute to the attack, and can send in a quality cross on many occasions.

What may work slightly against Pearce is that he is primarily a left-back player, and thus lacks the versatility offered by choices such as Carlos Bocanegra or Jonathan Spector, who are quite comfortable in other roles as well as that one.

Did You Know? Pearce nearly signed with a club in Turkey before joining FC Dallas instead.