Heath Pearce might be more known for his humor on twitter and his mustache then his soccer right now but he is a very talented defender.
He is a left back that his current team Chivas USA converted into a center back. Would the rust at left back hurt him at the international level? It might but this is not a reason to not give him a shot again.
Pearce has had some really strong displays with the National Team but his consistency is not there. This is his biggest con.
Not knowing what you will be getting from Pearce on a given night makes him a tough player to give the nod to.
Pearce is good at getting himself into strong defensive positions when his game is on and his strength keeps offenders off balance making it difficult for them to create and get into the flow of the game.
Heath Pearce is also a player that can get forward and send in decent crosses. His pace is enough that on the counter he can track back and not leave a hole for other defenders to fill.
Pearce will probably get another shot at some point at the left back position but it probably will not be with the "A" team anytime soon.