MAINZ, Germany — Chile defender Gonzalo Jara has joined
Bundesliga club Mainz on a free transfer from English Championship side
Mainz said Wednesday that the 28-year-old Jara joined on a two-year contract, with an option for a further one-year extension.
managing director Christian Heidel praised Jara's "strong performances"
at the World Cup, where he played in all of Chile's four games. He said
that Jara is "a very experienced, versatile player who will give our
team extra stability in defense."