Leverkusen signs US goalkeeper David Yelldell

Bayer Leverkusen says it has signed United States goalkeeper

David Yelldell from second-division side Duisburg.

Yelldell is expected to be a backup for Leverkusen’s Germany

goalkeeper Rene Adler.

Leverkusen will play in the Champions League after finishing

second last season in the Bundesliga. The club gave no details

about Yelldell’s contract.

Yelldell was born in Stuttgart to an American father and a

German mother and joined the U.S. team this year.