STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Australian goalkeeper Mitch Langerak joined Stuttgart from Bundesliga rival Borussia Dortmund on Monday.

Stuttgart, which narrowly escaped relegation last season, said the 26-year-old Langerak signed a three-year deal with the club.

Langerak made 22 league appearances for Dortmund after arriving from Melbourne Victory in 2010 but was unable to dislodge reserve Germany goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller as the club's No. 1.

His position was further complicated when Roman Buerki's arrival from relegated Freiburg left Dortmund with three goalkeepers fighting for one spot.

Langerak is the second goalkeeper to join Stuttgart since Sven Ulreich left for Bayern Munich earlier this month. He will have to compete with Polish goalkeeper Przemyslaw Tyton, who arrived from from PSV Eindhoven.

Langerak has made six appearances for Australia.

Stuttgart also signed Czech forward Jan Kliment, who scored a hat trick at the current under-21 European Championship.

Kliment's Czech club Jihlava said the 21-year-old striker signed a four-year contract.

Kliment made the under-21 team only after Matej Vydra was not allowed to play by his club Watford. He made his mark during a 4-0 victory over Serbia, in the group stage, scoring three goals.

He netted two goals in 15 league matches for Jihlava last season.