Heath Pearce Sent Packing To Chivas USA

Heath Pearce Sent Packing To Chivas USA

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On February 15, 2011
  • 8 Comments
  • Heath Pearce, Trades

Health Pearce talks to media at MLS Cup 2010. (Photo via CenterlineSoccer.com)

Props to my colleague Daniel Robertson at BigDSoccer.com for finding this out first today. Talk today at FC Dallas camp is that defender Heath Pearce has been traded. Its uncomfirmed at the moment, but it appears the club has sent Pearce to Chivas USA. Pearce was apparently saying goodbye to teammates today at training.

No word yet what FC Dallas will receive in return. Some speculation that it could be forward Justin Braun in a player swap. Other possible options could just be for extra allocation money.

I had mentioned back in the fall around MLS Cup that there was some disconnection between Pearce and the club, particularly head coach Schellas Hyndman. Pearce had some not-so-good tweets around MLS Cup time that the club was none to pleased with.

We’ll have more on this trade when the details are announced.

Update: Chivas confirms the trade, they send allocation money to Dallas for Pearce.

  • kickit

    Can’t be for Braun, he was one of Chivas bright spots. If it is for Braun, Dallas by far got the better deal.

  • Looks like Buzz at 3rd Degree actually had this first:

    11:42 am CT http://espn.go.com/blog/dallas/soccer/post/_/id/10927/heath-pearce-traded-to-chivas-usa

    • Just saying where I saw it first…I know Daniel posted it when it did but I didn’t see it on Buzz’s site for another 15 minutes or so. Not a big deal though. We all have the same sources in this town.

  • Daniel Robertson

    Bryan, considering FCD was playing a pre-season game at 11:45 and Heath said his goodbyes after the game at 1245P which is how the news was broken, I find that timestamp to be erroneous. News was reported on Big D Soccer 30 minutes before anywhere else.

    • Not being in Dallas all I can go off is the timestamps. To me, 11:45 am will always be before 1:22 pm. You’d have to take it up with Buzz if you believe there’s an issue.

      • Daniel Robertson

        No issue man, it’s not a problem me and Buzz are friends it doesn’t really matter anyways.

  • Unreal – Pearce was one of their best players!! I live in Dallas, and went to games just because of him. Hes intelligent, and a joy on the field. What on earth is Dallas thinking? What will replace him? This is a good steal for Chivas.

  • Unreal – Pearce was one of their best players!! I live in Dallas, and went to games just because of him. Hes intelligent, and a joy on the field. What on earth is Dallas thinking? What will replace him? This is a good steal for Chivas.