Goalkeeper David Yelldell says he was pleasantly surprised by his recent call-up to the US national team.
Courtesy of MSV Duisburg

American Exports: Yelldell joins Bundesliga's Bayer Leverkusen

AMSTERDAM — Bundesliga runners-up Bayer Leverkusen have completed the signing of Duisburg goalkeeper David Yelldell.

The Champions League entrants will announce the transfer early Monday evening, with a source confirming to MLSsoccer.com that Yelldell has inked a three-year contract at the BayArena. At Bayer, he will serve as backup to Germany star René Adler.

"We gained an experienced goalkeeper," Bayer 04’s Director Wolfgang Holzhäuser told the official club website. "With him, Fabian Giefer and René Adler, we are secure to have a good players for this important position. We are all set for the difficult tasks coming up this season."

The 29-year-old US international backstopped Duisburg to the German Cup final last term. He had previously suited up for Blackburn, Brighton & Hove Albion, Stuttgarter Kickers and Koblenz.